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    Default JR Smith expected to test free agency

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    Sad but not all that unexpected, kind of hoped he'd be loyal and stay, with his increased role and Woodson's confidence in him.

    Isn't meant to be that smart with his money though.

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    We need to re-sign Lin, and if JR gets in the way of that, screw him.

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    Typical J.R. move if true. Woodson treated him like a son here and all he cares about is money. Well that'S the business, but still disappointed.

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    What's up with guys evoking this 'loyalty' ****?

    Guys in the league are loyal to only one thing, the cash dollar money.

    Go JR, Go! I know he can get more than the 2.5m$ he's pulling with Knicks.

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    What did ya'll expect him to do, he's got to feed his family, you can only play for so long.There's no loyalty in sports, on both ends, if someone offered you more money than your jobs are paying you, what would you do?It's the right move JR, get payed.

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    Im kind of disappointed because he is a good 6th man and previously said he wanted to stay here and was happy with his role.
    Also saw the rumour on Bleacher Report, not that they are ever much to go by.

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    Typical J.R. move if true. Woodson treated him like a son here and all he cares about is money. Well that'S the business, but still disappointed.
    I don't know if you're aware, but 99% of these playes make moves based on money. Our two stars did it before him so I'm not sure what you mean by "typical J.R. move".

    I agree he's in a nice situation here with his role and a team that WILL be one of the top teams next season. BUT we can all agree that he is being underpaid by a good amount. We're talkin underpaid by about 3-5 million! I'm sure if he took the player option the team would give him the multiyear deal he wants next year but you can't really trust that if you're him.

    Hate to lose him but that's the business of the NBA.

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    I dont see JR going anywhere, his deal in NY is to sweet for him to make any sudden moves....I dont see Walker, Bibby, or Davis returning to NY next season....how we are going to resign Lin, Novak, Fields, Jefferies, and a decent FA PG & FA bigman? I dont know how? but....it will be done to enhance (please) Melo/Stat/Tyson this offseason.

    I was so frustrated over the long lock-out with all the player-hater rules added by Stern's under the table dealin with the cheap-owners....I didnt bother to read any of the new CBA rules set for the next decade.
    Im expecting all of the big $money$ rollin owner$$$ to break every one of the new CBA's rules throughout the next 3 seasons....its call $$$money$$$ TALKS...

    The foolish writer who wrote this article is clueless of Minny coach Adelman, he will not let JR interupt the great season job Rubio & Love been doing to make the team into playoff contenders.
    The writer also forgot CP3 had JR kick off the Hornets....The Orlando Magic will be a big mystery question mark next season.

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    He gotta do whats best for him and his family...........which is staying in New York getting bird rights and getting a fat contract from James Dolan

    I'd rather keep him than Landry and Lin(both are so ****ing overrated its funny) but its unlikely

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    Originally Posted by CA7
    He gotta do whats best for him and his family...........which is staying in New York getting bird rights and getting a fat contract from James Dolan

    I'd rather keep him than Landry and Lin(both are so ****ing overrated its funny) but its unlikely
    We are cut from the same cloth bro my feelings 100%

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    Originally Posted by CA7
    I'd rather keep him than Landry and Lin(both are so ****ing overrated its funny) but its unlikely

    Lin & Fields co-exist to damn well on both ends of the court to put JR Smith in front of either for playingtime, or in front of Shump for playingtime.

    JR Smith's veteran experience (8 seasons) does not show up for every game, he's a career 24 minute playingtime player, who inconsistency, poor defense, and nonco-existence with teammates has held him back....when he's hot he wins games in regular season, when he's cold first round knockout.

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    How do we know that website is a reliable source? I've never even heard of it. Seems like it's simply someone's opinion. It might be true, it might not. I wouldn't put much stock into it either way.

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    Originally Posted by I Hate Joakim Noah
    How do we know that website is a reliable source? I've never even heard of it. Seems like it's simply someone's opinion. It might be true, it might not. I wouldn't put much stock into it either way.
    Of course Smith will shoot for free agency....he can sign a 4 year deal between 14-18 million......He would be nuts not do it...

    Without a consistant starting PG, A rookie SG and no Stat .I would say JR is the perfect fix for a situation like this....A guy who is a not afraid to just go for it....Problem is JR would do this in every situation.....We do not need him back...

    Keeping Lin as our starting PG and keeping Fields as a High Energy player off the bench is key....Of course Novak is the guy we may lose who we need to pray is willing to embrace NY for less money.....

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    I dont think any playoff bound player with any decent IQ will talk about his contract at this crucial time of the year. Nothing is confirmed in the article. The writer used words like, "chances look slim....Smith is expected...blah blah." Many of the KOers couldve written a better article than that!

    Some of the NYC sportswriters really have nothing better to write but feed poison to the Knicks fans.

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    Did anybody think otherwise, he intentionally structured his deal to give him and out. Please stop with the Woody treated him like a son garbage as a reason for him to stay.

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