Ok, i'm fine with the money and terms (includes a player option on the 4th year) But i'm not fine with JR's performance in the playoffs and his immaturity as a person. If I was woodson I'd be sitting down with JR and having a manoa-mano with the guy. Going out clubbing is fine for the regular season but in a playoff series where you haven't shown up to be out partying all night is stupid. It shows a lack of professionalisim and a lack of effort and focus on the task at hand.
I'm all for having a good time and I'm sure JR and I would party like it's '99. But there is a time and a place. Hopefully JR gets some of it out of the system over the summer and spends time with his family, allowing him to mature into a man. I also think his dad should step back and let him do his own thing. Who gives a **** what his dad says about his free agency anyways? is his dad signing the papers for him? com'on.
There is lots of ammo to use against JR. The main issue is shot selection followed closely by sharing the ball with his teammates. Too often JR tries to go Melo on the situation and take over a game. It's a team game JR. I know you think you're the best player on the court, but you've got to facilitate the offense.
Lets hope another year under JR's belt makes him a more commited player. The guy has the tools. He should study more to create easier shots. On a side note Woody needs to make the offense easier on everyone. We bust our buns for 2 pts and watch the other teams use hardly any energy to score
The New York Knicks and free agent J.R. Smith have agreed to terms on a four-year, $24.7 million contract, the guard's agent, Leon Rose, said Thursday morning.
The contract is the maximum amount the Knicks can offer Smith via the Early Bird Rights, which allows a team to offer the average player salary with standard annual raises of 7.5 percent. The league's financial figures for 2013-14 will be released next week, but the average salary is projected at approximately $5.5 million.
According to a league source, Smith's deal contains a player option in the fourth and final year.
If JR can do consistently what he did during our 13-game win streak from mid March to early April, when we were the best team in the league and he was arguably playing like the best player in the league, this is the best contract we've ever signed. If he does what he did the rest of the time this is a bad decision to lock him up for 4 years. I'm desperately hoping for the former. Go to the hole, JR, it's where you belong!
TruOrngnBlu....you get it on JR. I stop spending energy on who will resign and who we might get in a trade. That's all mental masturbation...but here's the bottom line as of now. The core is Chandler, Melo, Amare, Felton, Shumpert, JR, and that group will not beat the HEAT, Nets, Bulls or INDIANA. The issue here is 20 million for Amare as a bench player....if I got 33 min every game from Amare we could play even up with the NETS. JR is certainly worth 5.5 million and 24-5 million over four years. He will be better and more mature. Brand is on the back 9 ...Barnes..forget him and CJ Leslie needs the weight room for 2 years.
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