JR Smith Wants A Spot On The All-Star Team

by January 05, 2013

In his last seven games, JR Swish is averaging 24.7 points (on 45 percent shooting), 7 boards, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals per. That’s All-Star-caliber numbers and Smith told The Post that he deserves All-Star consideration: “J.R. Smith has loftier goals than winning this year’s NBA Sixth Man Award. Smith, amid the best season of his career, has eyes on the All-Star Game, as a participant, not a reveler. Unsolicited, Smith told The Post he believes he should be considered for an All-Star selection for the first time in his career. The super sub has scored 20-plus points in five straight games entering tonight’s match in Orlando — a first in his nine-season career. The shooting guard also is the first Knick to score 20-plus points in four straight games off the bench. Smith’s pair of spectacular December buzzer-beaters is another notch in his belt. He has defended with more tenacity than ever before, rebounded and racked up his share of assists. HOOP-SMITH: J.R. Smith jams home a spectacular reverse alley-oop dunk during Thursday night’s 100-83 win over the Spurs, the kind of play he tells The Post should get him an All-Star berth. ‘My eyes are on being an All-Star, honestly,’ Smith told The Post late Thursday after the Knicks hammered the mighty Spurs. ‘I’m not focusing on Sixth Man. Sixth Man is more long-term, honestly, end of the year. My individual goal right now is All-Star, then I’ll think about the Sixth Man. I’m trying to be that All-Star coming off the bench for my team.'”