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JR Smith had his best season as a pro this year with the New York Knicks. Sixth man of the year, averaging 18.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting to go with 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Smith was set to earn $2.9 million next season. By opting out and with the Knicks holding his early Bird rights, JR is eligible for a new contract that starts around $5 million. Smith is expected to officially announce his decision before June 30th. Another team could possibly swoop in and offer Smith a contract starting at $6 million but the Knicks and JR have a good thing, more than likely he sticks with them. In the meantime, check out JR’s top 10 plays from this NBA season. source

J.R. Smith will decline player option with Knicks

J.R. Smith will decline his player option of $2.9 million with the New York Knicks, according to “Smith will officially announce the decision before June 30, making him an unrestricted free agent. “It 

Report: J.R. Smith To Opt Out Of Final Year Of Contract

As expected, J.R. Smith will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Knicks worth $2.9 million and become an unrestricted free agent, however, the Sixth Man of the Year will likely re-sign with the team using the Early Bird exception which would allow them to sign him for up to four years. The most the Knicks could offer in year one of a deal would be $5.58 million with...

JR Smith To Freeball

Knicks swingman JR Smith will decline his $2.9 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent, sources are reporting. The decision is not unexpected, as his career year will fetch him a lot more money on the open market, though it’s still assumed he’ll opt to go back to New York. JR loves New York – with the nightclubs and Rihanna, and the food and the women, and...

J.R. Smith To Opt Out, Likely To Re-Sign With Knicks

J.R. Smith will decline his player option of $2.9 million for the 13-14 season with the New York Knicks, a source confirmed. Smith is "likely" to re-sign with the Knicks, according to a second source. Smith averaged 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds during the regular season.

New York Knicks – How Rough Is The Future?

It is has been an off-season of doom and gloom for the New York Knicks. The general narrative is the team will be a year older, and they are already too damn old. There is limited flexibility to improve. Indiana is going to be a better as their core continues to grow and Danny Granger returns from injury. Chicago is going to be better with Derrick Rose returning from injury. Miami...

New Jersey’s Mr. Basketball

It was the summer of 2001, and the Nets had just finished another awful season in the swamps of Jersey. They had finished 31-51, and Rod Thorn was brought in to fix the troubled franchise. The day after the draft, Thorn traded his all-star point guard, Stephon Marbury, to Phoenix for Jason Kidd. Of course Thorn knew that Kidd was an All-Star and an All-NBA type player as well, but...

WWD Features New York Knicks Tyson Chandler

“The Slickest 7-footer in the game” Tyson Chandler(New York Knicks) is known for his defensive efforts on the court, his effortless sense of style off the court, and now you can add Tyson’s work in the community to his resume. Women’s Wear Daily recently caught up with Tyson and his wife Kimberly where they discussed the essence of their relationship, their mutual interest...

Sopranos Star Steve Schirripa Reflects On Promising Season From New York Knicks

Every Knicks fan in the Big Apple knows Spike Lee's passion. Over the past couple of seasons, fans have also become familiar with media personality Ben Lyons' said ability to live the "real fan life."Those two may often be front and center at The Garden, but who can forget about Steve Schirripa? Star of The Sopranos fame, the actor has also been a staple at "...

Throwback: Jason Kidd’s College Basketball Highlights At Cal

Jason Kidd announced his retirement after a wonderful 19-year career in the NBA and in honor of him hanging up his sneakers, Cal’s athletic department released a two minute highlight video of his time there.  The crossover on Bobby Hurley towards the end of the reel is pretty fantastic. [Ethan Strauss] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Jason Kidd announces retirement from NBA

Jason Kidd announced his retirement from the NBA yesterday. New York Knicks Executive Vice President of Basketball Operation and general manager Glen Grunwald made the announcement.“Jason’s value to the Knicks and the National Basketball Association cannot be quantified by statistics alone,” Grunwald said. “Everyone here in New York saw firsthand what a tremendous competitor...

Former St. Joseph & Cal Star Jason Kidd Retires from NBA After 19-Year Career

Jason Kidd announced his retirement from the NBA Monday afternoon, leaving two years and $6 million on the table after signing a three-year contract with the New York Knicks this past offseason. The 10-time All Star averaged 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists this past season for the Knicks, his only in New York. “Jason’s value to the Knicks and the National Basketball...

Knicks Trade Look In: Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson, the young PF from Kansas was a beast in college. However, in the NBA he has not seen the court enough to judge him as a bust or a sure shot. Drafted 5th overall by the Sacramento Kings, then traded to Houston for one part of the Morris twins, Thomas was buried on the bench for the rest of the year, as well as the playoffs with the Houston Rockets. What is Thomas...

Jason Kidd announces retirement

Jason Kidd has decided o retire after 19 seasons Jason Kidd and fellow co-Rookie of the Year winner Grant Hill came into the league together and will be exiting together. After a magnificent career that saw Kidd play for four teams (Mavericks, Suns, Nets, and Knicks) in 19 seasons, Kidd decided to call it quits. Kidd was a 10-time all-star that just completed his first year of a...

Oh Yeah, Jason Kidd Had A Rap Song

JKidd-2nd in assists, 2nd in steals, 2nd in terrible rap songs (behind Kobe, obviously) Jason Kidd Retires The New Nikes Look Bad
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