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Former Louisville guard Chris Smith has an opportunity to fill a void for the New York Knicks and is more than confident that he’s up for the task.
With Jason Kidd recently retiring and taking the head coaching position with the Nets, the New York Knicks are now in need for a back-up point guard.
“I hope to be the backup point guard,” Smith recently told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. “I really do see an opportunity.”
Smith went undrafted after graduating from Louisville in 2012, but signed a free agent deal with the Knicks last August. The only thing guaranteed for Smith in his contract was an invite to the training camp.
The New Jersey native reportedly had a decent show at making the Knicks roster due to injuries, but unfortunately for Smith, he suffered a knee injury that required him to miss 3-6 months. He was waived by the Knicks in late October, but rehabbed his injury at the team’s training facility.
Smith’s older brother, J.R., recently opted out of his current deal with the...
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Albeit different types, both reigning Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith and surprise rookie Chris Copeland are both heading towards free agency. Smith will opt out of the final year of his contract sometime Tuesday, as was expected all along, to become an unrestricted free agent. On Monday, the Knicks extended a qualifying offer to Copeland (1 year, $988,872 million guaranteed), which...
Tim Hardaway Jr
Michigan Basketball guard Tim Hardaway Jr was selected #24 overall in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Hardaway Jr and teammate Trey Burke were both selected in the first round. That is the first time since 1994 (Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard) that two Michigan Wolverines were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.
A three year starter...
The NBA Draft is just days away, and with pre-draft workouts seemingly all but finished for the Knicks, the team has shifted gears towards free agent workouts over the past week or so.But that doesn't mean such workouts won't, nevertheless, impact who the Knicks draft this coming Thursday.Recently named Nets' coach Jason Kidd leads a small handful of players who are unlikely...
Brazilian F Alexandre Paranhos works out for Knicks today. NYK once drafted a Brazilian, Nene, then traded him & Camby for Antonio McDyess
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 25, 2013
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Just in: #Knicks have made a qualifying offer to Copeland for 1 year at $988,872. Cope has until July 23 to accept. Other teams interested.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) June 25, 2013
UPDATES on J.R. Smith officially becoming a free agent and Chris Copeland’s qualifying offer — http://t.co/sxapWOiCOk #Knicks @IanBegley
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) June 25, 2013
The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, will likely have a new home next season. J.R. Smith has informed the New York Knicks that he will decline his contract option for the 2013-14 season and become a free agent.
Smith was due to make $2.9 million, and the Knicks can offer him a four-year contract that would start at $5 million per season and would include standard yearly raises...
In the wake of Jason Kidd’s retirement, the New York Knicks have decided to take a look at former NBA point guard Quincy Douby to fill the void left by the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported (via Twitter) that the Knicks seek cheaper options [...]
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Set to formally opt out of his $2.9 million contract next week, ESPN New York reports that retaining impending free agent J.R. Smith is the Knicks’ primary objective this summer. As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner, the 27-year-old Smith can net a four-year deal starting at $5 million per season. Despite showing flashes of brilliance throughout the 2012-2013 campaign, the...
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He wants to get paid and the Knicks will likely oblige him.
The Milwaukee Bucks have interest in J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland.
Smith and Copeland are free agents of the New York Knicks.
The Bucks are in a position to potentially offer more money to Smith and Copeland than the Knicks.
Smith was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.
In the midst of the NBA Draft night the Pistons were potentially making news that didn’t have anything to do with potential picks or prospects.
According to the New York Daily News, Detroit is in talks to bring in former Piston Rasheed Wallace to be part of newly hired Maurice Cheek’s coaching staff.
Rasheed Wallace is in talks with the Detroit Pistons to join Maurice Cheeks...
The New York Knicks selected Michigan shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr with the 24th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Here is our profile of Hardaway Jr from our draft preview. A few more thoughts after the jump -
1. The biggest assumption about this selection from many is that JR Smith may not be coming back. There is rumors about Milwaukee offering Smith a contract the Knicks can’t...