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Daily Debate: Landry Fields or J.R. Smith, Who Should Start?

The New York Knicks acquired shooting guard J.R. Smith when they signed him as a free agent on Friday, February 17, 2012. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smith returns to the National Basketball Association after signing and playing for Zhejiang of the Chinese Basketball League during the NBA Lockout. Smith is a career .428 shooter, including .371 from three-point range.

Landry Fields has been a New York Knicks starter for most games in his short NBA career, now in it’s second season. He is averaging 10.0 points per game and shooting .474 from the field this season.

Who should start for the New York Knicks? Landry Fields or J.R. Smith? Voice your opinion on the Razz and Jazz Sports Blog Daily Debate.


  1. CMR

    February 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Fields should start for now. If Smith comes off the bench and shows he can by dynamic, and a team player, then maybe he can earn the starting job.

  2. Sam's Sports Brief

    February 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I think Fields should start. He obviously has a established rapport with Jeremy Lin, and that’s a priority right now.

  3. Mike Patton

    February 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Fields should start. But I think that the clutch minutes is where the difference could be. Fields could be watching while Smith is playing the clutch minutes.

  4. ~Dos Centavos

    February 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Landry all day. As aforementioned, he and JLin work very well together. JR is doing his thing off the bench. D’Antoni has a lot of these decisions to make.

  5. CMR

    February 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I still kind of worry about J.R. Smith. It’s feast or famine with him. He can be hot, and make some amazing shots, and athletic plays. Or he can be off, shooting crazy air balls, and making bad decisions, and taking “what in the world are you doing ??” type shots.

  6. Cashous

    February 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    J.R Smith should start because he is good and athletic. Landry Fields is gonna be the 6th man.

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