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Knicks need J.R. to be 'second man'

Smith hoists Sixth Man hardware but has bigger burden to bear in playoffs

Updated: April 24, 2013, 2:42 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Pablo Prigioni starts ahead of J.R. Smith, and you do not need a sixth sense to understand why the sixth man would be annoyed by that. By any measure of size, speed, scoring ability and athleticism, Prigioni does not belong on the same planet with Smith, never mind on the same team.

It doesn't matter that Celtics coach Doc Rivers practically put Prigioni in Bob Cousy's class before Game 2, calling him "brilliant, another Jason Kidd-ish type guy." It doesn't matter that basketball ...

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