here the thing with JR and/or going after other shooters. JR played great (6th man of the year after all) and we can pay him 5 which is fair for the most part. The question after that is all the knicks have is 3 million in MMLE money and the ability to package 2 I believe vet min contracts to equal around $2 million for trade purposes.
The knicks aren't getting an upgrade over JR for 3 million. Better to use that to deal with another issue such as Center depth and possibly PG depth. Or maybe that 3 million dollars will have to go towards keeping both Copeland and/or Prigioni for a few more seasons.