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New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith is "very, very likely" to opt out of his current contract after the season and test the free agent market, according to Moke Hamilton of Sheridan Hoops.Smith has a player option for next season, and a source close to Smith tells SheridanHoops.com that it is “very, very likely” that he will opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.Before writing Smith off as another greedy professional athlete, you should first look at his current salary. The Knicks are paying him $2.8 million this season, which is far below market value. In fact, Smith has to look no farther than teammate Steve Novak -- who's earning $4.05 million in 2012 -- to see that his services are undervalued.If he does hit the open market, Smith will be doing so at just the right time. The gifted shooter was recently named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, and he's averaged career highs across the board; 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game during the regular season.This could be trouble for the Knicks, who figure to be limited in what they can offer Smith. Whatever the case, Smith figures to cash in following his impressive season.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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I hope New York Knicks fans are cherishing every moment they have with J.R. Smith, because there’s a possibility that he won’t return next season.
According to Moke Hamilton of Sheridan Hoops, Smith is expected to opt of his contract following the season.
Smith is coming off of a career year in which he turned in career highs across the board: 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and...
According to sources, New York’s J.R. Smith wins NBA’s Sixth Man Award. He averaged 18 points per contest this season while showcasing his offensive talents. “I just wanted to show everybody that I could be a team guy and it’s all about the team,” Smith said at a news conference attended by his family, teammates [...]
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J.R. Smith was on fire at the end of the first quarter, he nailed two clutch jumpers including the long-distance buzzer-beater which you can see in the video. That was great and all but his celebration was the real gem. We have no clue what he was actually doing, but we want more of it. Enjoy it in .GIF format.
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Earl hasn’t changed much over the years.
In High School, Young Earl had a dream and now he is living it out in the NBA. Asking who wants the pipe to any female who happens to engage him in DMs or stars on Love and Hip-Hop.
Can’t hate on that.
Earl is who he is, a gunner who is going to get chicks or die trying.
Thanks to our friend @Shay_Marie for trying down this photo.
Nearing the end of the first quarter of game two of the Celtics/Knicks, New York guard J.R. Smith decided to show off his range and he hit an impressive buzzer beater to conclude the quarter.
The below video shows J.R. getting the ball with less than four seconds to play and then heaving a long-distance three pointer with two Celtics defender draped all over him:
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Rolling along and, bam, up pops the 'other' J.R. Smith last night.
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The New York Knicks JR Smith has been playing some great basketball lately and after winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award, probably has confidence through the roof. So while playing in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, watch as Smith calmly gets the inbound pass and comes down and drains a buzzer-beater. [...]
According to a source, J.R. Smith will likely opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Smith signed a one-year deal with a player option last summer.
Smith has posted a career-year in his second season with the Knicks, averaging 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 33.5 minutes off the bench.
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The Boston Celtics have put themselves in a tough spot against the New York Knicks as they head back home. The age of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and company was evident in the first two games of the playoffs, as they were unable to close out games or come up with answers late in the fourth quarter. Fatigue has clearly been a factor, but we must also remember that the Celtics have...
By Charles R. Trimble III
It’s such an exciting time to be a New York Knickerbockers fan. The Knicks hold a 2-0 lead over the Celtics in the 1st round, J.R. Smith was recently named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, and Carmelo Anthony is playing the best and most fearless basketball of his career. These things have directly led to the success of this year’s team. Even Coach Woodson...