Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/5/13
New York Knicks: JR Smith Contract Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner/Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 4 years, 24.7 million - The New York Knicks did the expected and resigned the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year and their second leading scorer, JR Smith, which they needed to do and were able to do so on a very nice deal. Just a little over 6 million per year for a player who scored over 18 points per game last year is a bargain. There are risks when it comes to Smith, as he has an enigmatic personality, does not have the best reputation when it comes to behavior and his penchant for poor shooting selection, hurts his team at times, but few players can bring offense off of the bench at the level of Smith. They were smart not to overpay and they could not let Smith get away, as he is too important to their offense, so the fact that he received basically the same contract as Kyle Korver is actually amusing, as Smith is on another level. There is worry that now that he finally has a big con...
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