JR Smith deal not yet completed, but seems imminent.This is both exciting and frightening. Smith can add a lot of punch to this team, hopefully coming off the bench. It's a low-risk move because the Knicks would only have to cut either Mike Bibby or Renaldo Balkman to make room for Smith. However, Smith has been known to cause off-the-court drama and occasionally locker room drama. Granted, winning can cure a lot of those things, and he'd be choosing to come to a situation, rather than be stuck in one.
#Knicks still need to open a roster spot to fit him. Curious to see that result.
We have to consider Mike D'Antoni's rotation now, though. Landry Fields and Iman Shumpert both play the 2/3, like Smith, and have been playing very well lately. Smith is more talented than those two, but why mess with a good thing? Likewise, if Baron Davis comes back, that only further tightens things up. It's a good problem to have, but Fields and Shumpert are both entertaining, fan-favorite players, so it would stink to see them lose minutes.
Anywho, this is J.R. Smith and this is what he likes to do: