JR Smith’s Goal in China: Triple-Double in Every Single Game

by October 26, 2011
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JR Smith is setting the performance bar high during his adventure in China. Impossibly high, because that’s just what he does. Per Sheridan Hoops: “As the biggest name in team history, Smith also gets the best treatment. The team has hired a cook and two translators especially for him. For his relocation, Smith brought about 20 pieces of luggage, and the club arranged a room especially for those bags. Josh Boone, who played for the New Jersey Nets for four seasons, is another American player on the [Zhejiang Chouzhou] team. Boone said of Smith, ‘He will prove to all the people in China what he is made of. I know J.R.’s ability. He will be the greatest player in this league.’ Smith may agree with Josh Boone, although his team only ranked fifth in the CBA last season, but he hopes he can be the added piece that would earn Chouzhou a championship. ‘I know many who want to stop me, but I will let them know who I am,’ Smith said with smile. … ‘I just care about my team, I just care about winning and letting my fans enjoy. I don’t know how many points I will score, that’s not my goal. But I want to get triple-doubles, not only for one game, but for every game, every night.’ Smith never had a triple-double in the NBA, where he was not considered a willing passer. But in China, he has expressed a desire to help his team in various ways, not only to score, but in rebounding, assists, and inspiring his teammates to get better.”