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7 Reasons NY Knicks' J.R. Smith Will Be a Sixth Man of the Year Candidate

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7 Reasons NY Knicks' J.R. Smith Will Be a Sixth Man of the Year Candidate
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While New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith wanted to be a starter this upcoming season, coach Mike Woodson believes Smith's services will be better utilized as the sixth man. 

Although the sharpshooter did not embrace the role, he's come to accept it and take one for the team. 

If the bench does not have Smith, there really is no offensive spark on the pine capable of maintaining a lead or edging closer towards opponents. 

Could J.R. Smith join the company of James Harden, Lamar Odom and Jamal Crawford? 

The potential is there, and here's what Smith brings to the table that the voters will notice. 

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