It was no surprise to Knicks fans that JR Smith was crowned the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award for his breakout 2012-2013 season. Smith came into the year disappointed that he didn’t land a starter’s spot, but then he embraced the role and became the team’s most essential offensive threat behind Carmelo Anthony. And it wasn’t just his career-high 18 points per game — JR was one of only six players (Lebron, Kobe, Durant, Rudy Gay and Russell Westbrook) this year to average at least 17 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
We’re going to see a lot more JR highlights before the playoffs end, but for now feast on the below JR Top 10 courtesy of NBA.com. Knicks management better pay this man his worth in the offseason.
JR TALKS SIXTH MAN AWARD[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-F6f7h0fiY&feature=youtube_gdata_player]
JR SMITH TOP 10 OF 2012-2013 SEASON[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5s8aHosHJE&feature=youtube_gdata_player]