J.R. Smith inks a two year deal to return to the Knickerbockers
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J.R. Smith has signed on for another two seasons with the New York Knicks. After spending parts of last season in China, Smith joined the Knicks midway through their season and came off the bench. Now, with the loss of Landry Fields, most anticipate Smith being the starting shooting guard. The deal is worth $2.8 million and the second year is a player option.
So a couple of weeks ago when Smith opted out of his Knicks contract I was pretty happy. I really thought he would be on his way out of here, and I had no qualms with that. There were too many games last season where Smith came off the bench and chucked up shot after shot, which would be all good and well if he was hitting them. I just don’t see how an offensive shooting guard fits on a team with Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Jeremy Lin. Those are three guys that demand the ball, it is about time the Knicks put some guys on their roster that can prevent the other team from scoring.