Atlantic Notes: Knicks, Smith, Patterson

January 12 at 5:53pm CDT By Zach Links

After topping the Heat in double overtime, can the Nets good fortune continue?  Maybe not.  Star guard Deron Williams won’t be back in action in time for the club’s London tilt against the Hawks, the club announced earlier today.  Here’s more out of the Atlantic..

  • The Knicks are said to be working their way into the mix for Nuggets guard Andre Miller, but Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com is less-than-enthused about that idea.  While the Knicks need help at the one-guard position, the club’s only real assets are Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., and Miller isn’t worth parting with either guy.
  • J.R. Smith is in the Knicks‘ doghouse, but he says that he’s learned from his benching, writes ESPNNewYork.com’s Begley.  The Knicks are said to be shopping Smith around, but that’s said to be more of a tactic to scare him straight, especially since there isn’t much of a market out there for him anyway.
  • Patrick Patterson says that he has been a great fit with the Raptors thus far, tweets Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.  The forward says he’s comfortable playing alongside Amir Johnson because of the similarities in their games.  Patterson came north of the border in December’s Rudy Gay deal with the Kings.
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