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New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith is expected to opt out of the final year of his current contract this summer, becoming a free agent in the process. While there have been questions surrounding the potential of New York re-signing the sharpshooter to a more lucrative and long-term agreement, Smith told Peter Botte of The New York Daily News that he hopes to retire a Knick, adding that he doesn’t “want to go anywhere else.”“I want to retire a Knick. I don’t want to go anywhere else,” Smith said. “I love my teammates, I love my coaches. I was standing in the locker room looking at my jersey after the game and just knowing that I don’t want to be anywhere else except in the orange and blue. We’ll see.”Currently, Smith is set to make $2.8 million next season. This is considered to have him significantly undervalued, which is why he’s expected to opt out.Considering the boost Smith’s market received following his impressive campaign, it’s not clear if the Knicks have what it takes to re-sign him. The most New York can offer is an exemption that starts at $4.9 million per year over four years. There could be another team out there that has more money to throw at Smith.Still, considering his comments and apparent desire to remain in New York, it seems like the Knicks at least have a shot at signing the 27-year-old.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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J.R. Smith proved his worth throughout most of the 2012-13 NBA season by averaging 18.9 points per game, enough to take home the Sixth Man of the Year Award. The scoring punch he gave the New York Knicks off the bench was irreplaceable…or was it? Smith’s postseason was unspectacular to say the least. It seems inevitable that he will at least test free agency come July, and...
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JR Smith had one of his best seasons as an NBA player with the Knicks this season. Under the guidance of head coach Mike Brown, Jr found the stability and rhythem he had been lacking most of his career. JR won the “Sixth-Man-Of-The-Year, but the Knicks feel short to the Indiana Pacers. JR can opt out of his contract this summer which is set to pay him $2.8 million. Following Saturday...
Nothing personal against JR Smith who has said he would like to retire as a Knick, but some players just aren’t championship style players. I think JR Smith is a good player, but you can’t depend on him to be your #2 on a championship team.
He isn’t D Wade, Russell Westbrook., Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili. This has nothing to do with his clubbing, but he is a player who shoots...
Since JR Smith was suspended for throwing the People’s Elbow………….
30-117 25% FG and 13-47 27% 3pt FG
Keep that in mind when you read this.
J.R. Smith, who will become a free agent, says he wants to retire as a Knick.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) May 19, 2013
JR Smith said after the New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs on Saturday that he wants to retire as a Knick. We can’t say whether or not he’ll be able to fulfill that wish, but it does look like he’ll be able to remain with the team for a while.
The New York Post’s Marc Berman reports that Smith is expected to opt out of his current contract to sign...
Less than 24 hours after New York was eliminated by the Pacers 106-99 in Indiana, its evident the Knicks should allow shooting guard J.R. Smith to leave as a free agent this summer. Finishing Game 6 with 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting, the 27-year-old Smith connected on a hideous 28.9 percent of his attempts in the series against Indiana. As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner,...
Jalen Rose has provided lots of insight into the lifestyle of a professional athlete since he has crossed over to the other side and climbed into the broadcast booth. In a recent podcast, Jalen discussed JR Smith – and most NBA players – petulance to party and if it actually harms their game.
The average person probably doesn’t have an up close and personal view of a...
J.R. Smith will become a free agent this offseason but said after Saturday night’s 106-99 season-ending loss to the Indiana Pacers that he hopes to return to the New York Knicks. “I want to retire a Knick,” Smith said when asked about his future
Well that just sucks, eh? The New York Knicks season came to an end tonight with a 106-99 loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was a frustrating end to an enjoyable season and kicks off an off-season of limited flexibility for the Knicks, who will still have their share of question marks to sort out.
When looking back on this series, it really came down to a few factors. Roy Hibbert completely...
New York Knicks: Season Review and Awards
By Mike Elworth
Record: 54-28- 2nd In East- Lost In Second Round To Indiana
Review: The Knicks had one of their best seasons since the days of Patrick Ewing, but had a disappointing playoff exit. They simply could not get past the Pacers’ elite defense and missed out on a chance to make their first conference finals in a very long time...
The Knicks championship dreams died last night at Indiana’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It seemed all season it was the basketball gods will for this squad to make it to the NBA Finals and bring home their first championship since 1973. No Knicks team excited New Yorkers like this group, perhaps not even the ’94 and ’99 squads that made it to the Finals. These Knicks had a superstar...