Calling all people of New York, there has been a major disappearance in the Big Apple. J.R. Smith, a 6 foot 6 inch, tattooed African American man has not been seen since Game three of the Boston Celtics series, April 26.
He was reportedly with Rihanna a few nights ago, and in Indiana last night, but there is no evidence he was ever there.
Between November and April, Smith averaged 18 points per game on 42% shooting but he has shot only 33% since mid April but only 27% since the beginning of May. The 2013 Sixth Man of the Year might as well be the twelfth man with how he has played recently. He is 1-10 from three in the past two games, and shooting 50% from the free throw line.
Smith has not scored in double digits in consecutive playoff games, something he did twice all regular season and has not done since January. Last night he had only nine points and one rebound, tallying zero assists, blocks, and steals.
Smith is missing and the Knicks and Knicks fans need him to return if they want to beat the Indiana Pacers If he does a possible reward could be a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals or even the NBA finals.
If he does not appear soon then the Knicks season will be ending soon as well.