nice,great to have official news, now all we need is a healthy BD and Jortz and we will be set,sad to see balkman cut he looks like a great teammate but to bad he sux
No that is a newspaper report. It becomes official first when The Knicks confirm they have signed him.
I'm just going to wait until it's really official, we've got 2 "official" threads already and dude hasn't even signed yet...
Balkman contract ends after the 2012-13 season....
plus Balkman & Jefferies are great team-defensive SF
Shump & Fields are doing a great winning job at the SG spot on offense/defense
Is No-Defense SG-J.R. Smith a need on the Knicks roster???
Its genuinely official now, his twitter says "New York Knicks it is!"
Alright maybe JR changed, him playing in China maybe changed his attitude and **** idk? But Melo changed, he got rid of his corn rows etc and started acting more professional, plus Melo will tell him the deal so I dont think JR will be a nut here
With the signing of JR for only the mini mid level, this should finally shut people up about the Melo trade. We can now look at it as trading Felton, Gallo, Moz and WC for Melo, TC (by way of Billups), Balkman and JR Smith.
Note: Billups career is probably over and Gallo will be out indefinitely with an injury.
Not such a bad trade now huh?
We are one of the worst 3point shooting teams in the league, and that is essential to our offensive system. He definitely makes us a better team from downtown.
I can imagine our offense with Lin driving around a screen, having Novak and Smith ready to pop in the 3ball, and Tyson and Amare rolling to the hoop... that is just a nightmare to defend for ANY team in this league!!!
You can hate D'Antoni, you may be worried about Smith and his impact on team chemistry (like me)... but you have to be real and accept that this lineup will be thumping the MSG.
JR may act like a headcase, and be one (wasn't Spreewell? too many athletes get smacked by that label; some deserved, but some not, and they moreso need the right team and environment to thrive).
But if he is one, he will be benched and ostracized. You aren't going to have any juice on this team acting like a punk, when Amare, Melo, Chandler, Lin are already here.