Figuring out the Triangle Offense is no longer JR Smith’s problem, and he couldn’t be happier.
Smith enjoyed his time with the Knicks, but says the environment in New York had become too tense this season.
Per the NY Post:
“It’s almost too much thinking,” Smith said Wednesday night before the slumping, LeBron James-less Cavaliers were rocked by the Rockets, 105-93, Smith’s first game as a Cavalier. He missed all five shots he took.
But at least he isn’t a Knick any longer, where the vibe at the Garden was troublesome. […] “Everybody in the building was pretty much walking on eggshells so it was kind of hard to prosper in that way, especially when you are not accustomed to it,” Smith said. “But eventually I’m sure they’ll get it right.”
Asked about Smith’s comment, coach Derek Fisher said after (losing to the Wizards 101-91 Wednesday night.) “We’ve been very frank how we’re learning together — whether that’s eggshells or whether that’s trying to learn how to win, it depends on the person you’re talking to.” […] “Everybody has their own opinion,” a dejected Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “We’ll continue to use the system and make it work.”