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Posted February 17, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Knicks to sign J.R. Smith

@SportsBata ..nuff said

@TheRealJRSmith

“New York Knicks It Is!”

The NY Knicks should officially sign free-agent reserve shooting guard J.R. Smith to a contract tonight! #Melo and Smith use to play in Denver together, and would be re-united. He would not play until Sunday. Smith was playing in China during the lock-out, and was just released on Wednesday. If the deal goes down, the Knicks will part ways with Renaldo Balkman, and release his $1.8 Million one-year contract. The Knicks are aggressively offering Smith, a $2.5 Million cap room exception.

He rose up out of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ in 2004; averaged 12.5 ppg and posted 37% three-point shooting over his seven-year career mostly with the Denver Nuggets. He has great three-point shooting ability, and will deepen the Knicks bench behind Landry Fields and Iman Shumpert at the 2.