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He doesn't fill out boxscores with gaudy numbers, and a look at his statlines could lead to a dismissive wave from some wondering what it is that Jared Jeffries brings to the Knicks.
Jeffries has cracked double digits in points only twice in his 20 games since returning from a fractured left fibula. But his job description has little to do with offense. His main task is taking care of the grunt work, focusing on the intangibles.
"I try to play winning basketball," Jeffries said after practice yesterday as the Knicks - who are owned by Cablevision, which also owns Newsday - prepared to host the Grizzlies tonight. "Whatever it is that can help our team win games right now, I want to try to do."
I like the attiude of JJ. Maybe what dantoni saw in him made renaldo expendable.
"I think that whenever I get my full explosion back," Jeffries said, "when I feel like I did before I broke my leg, I think that will really help me out a lot."
That means that we should expect to see more from JJ. I hope he gets his strength back we should expect to see a greater defensive intensity from JJ.