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    yes sir!! The Knicks are deep they just wasn't used right. Now that Woody's in charge they are playing to their strengths and most of all...letting the defense open up their offense.

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    this is not unexpected, he is following the money. There's nothing wrong with that.

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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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    Originally Posted by 21 Shump Street
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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.

    Most Likely he is going to the Clippers or some other good team that has more cap room, maybe the Mavericks.

    I dont see him signing for 2.5 mil unless he loves the team, his role and the coaches trust in him so much that it makes him want to take another year but JR will go for the money.

    That leaves us with relying on Shumpert to improve his offense, which I believe he will improve over time. Shumpert strength and athelticism and his ability to slash can make him an explosive player, he has potential that is skys the limit but many guys have that and still are playing in the D league or in Europe/China.

    Shumpert needs to develop a consistent outside jumper but the mentality on offense to slah first...he has to play like Derrick Rose always looking to slash and draw fouls.

    I dont want us to resign Fields...he is terrible and cant hit a shot. I would rather have a guy like Jodie Meeks who can dril outside shots and is cheap. Maybe ANthony Parker next year?

    I won't miss Jr's shooting slumps and inconsistency.

    But he is a dynamic player that is great off of any bench.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    Most Likely he is going to the Clippers or some other good team that has more cap room, maybe the Mavericks.

    I dont see him signing for 2.5 mil unless he loves the team, his role and the coaches trust in him so much that it makes him want to take another year but JR will go for the money.

    That leaves us with relying on Shumpert to improve his offense, which I believe he will improve over time. Shumpert strength and athelticism and his ability to slash can make him an explosive player, he has potential that is skys the limit but many guys have that and still are playing in the D league or in Europe/China.

    Shumpert needs to develop a consistent outside jumper but the mentality on offense to slah first...he has to play like Derrick Rose always looking to slash and draw fouls.

    I dont want us to resign Fields...he is terrible and cant hit a shot. I would rather have a guy like Jodie Meeks who can dril outside shots and is cheap. Maybe ANthony Parker next year?

    I won't miss Jr's shooting slumps and inconsistency.

    But he is a dynamic player that is great off of any bench.


    I dont see any teams offering a career 24 minute bench-player JR Smith above $3M per. except for a few lottery teams.
    JR Smith poor passing-game & poor defense makes him a $2.5M player....under the new CBA cap.

    Landry Fields 2 season performance earned him a 4 year contract at $2.5M per for his reboundin, defense, pass-first, and his all-around hustle being apart of all our winning streaks the past 2 seasons.

    I recall 4 & 3 seasons ago how OKC fans felt the sameway about Sefolosha, as some Knicks fans feel about Landry Fields.
    Shump is our future Harden....not JR

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    I dont see any teams offering a career 24 minute bench-player JR Smith above $3M per. except for a few lottery teams.
    JR Smith poor passing-game & poor defense makes him a $2.5M player....under the new CBA cap.

    Landry Fields 2 season performance earned him a 4 year contract at $2.5M per for his reboundin, defense, pass-first, and his all-around hustle being apart of all our winning streaks the past 2 seasons.

    I recall 4 & 3 seasons ago how OKC fans felt the sameway about Sefolosha, as some Knicks fans feel about Landry Fields.
    Shump is our future Harden....not JR
    Dude quit with the JR bashing on his 'poor defense and poor passing game'. He has gotten atleast 5 assists like 10 times with us so far and has been bringing great perimeter defense and rebounding.

    I do think we should keep Fields, put him on a cheap 3 year contract. Looking ahead in the post Melo/Stat/Chandler era i think if we keep & develop Lin/Shump/Fields/Jordan... yes Jerome Jordan, we could have a very solid but still young core.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    Most Likely he is going to the Clippers or some other good team that has more cap room, maybe the Mavericks.

    I dont see him signing for 2.5 mil unless he loves the team, his role and the coaches trust in him so much that it makes him want to take another year but JR will go for the money.

    That leaves us with relying on Shumpert to improve his offense, which I believe he will improve over time. Shumpert strength and athelticism and his ability to slash can make him an explosive player, he has potential that is skys the limit but many guys have that and still are playing in the D league or in Europe/China.

    Shumpert needs to develop a consistent outside jumper but the mentality on offense to slah first...he has to play like Derrick Rose always looking to slash and draw fouls.

    I dont want us to resign Fields...he is terrible and cant hit a shot. I would rather have a guy like Jodie Meeks who can dril outside shots and is cheap. Maybe ANthony Parker next year?

    I won't miss Jr's shooting slumps and inconsistency.

    But he is a dynamic player that is great off of any bench.
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    Story popping up on ESPN now, i honestly think it's nothing more than a reporter deciding the stir the pot and create headlines coming into the playoffs.

    Honestly don't know whether the Clippers will go after JR that aggressively due to the fact they could probably resign Nick Young for a bit cheaper (does come with same attitude problems). If they get Billups back I think JR will have the choice of Knicks option or some lottery team.

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    Why wouldn't JR shop himself around for a bigger contract? This is the same guy who went to play in CHINA during the lockout because he wants to get paid.

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