@TheRealJRSmith: Damn didn't know this man people didn't want me in #NY might just get what you asking for! #sorrykidz
Looks like JR's kicked off early.
Eh, I was happy enough when he came to NY, would be happy enough if he stayed, wouldn't be upset in the slightest if he left.
I don't think we need him though tbh.
My favourite reply so far:
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] good thing u passed the ball then instead of taking and missing a ****ton of shots...oh, wait
lol they going in on him on twitter
i personally dont want him back anymore either though, not after this playoff performance. I thought he would step up big for us..he did hit some key shots but his shooting was just awful. Let him take the hike
I rather go after Lamar Odom, he's from New york maybe he can get his act together and be influenced to be back in the city he is from. Id roll the dice with him..
VC is alright, We are going to need more guard depth if Smith is gone + shumps injury puts us back even further.
We actually need alot man, Alot we simply cant afford
Issues going forward
-Starting SG and backup SG (especially if JR is on his way out)
-Backup SF (especially if Novak is gone)
Backup PG: Patty Mills could be had on the cheap if he doesn't re-sign with SAS. Best bang for your buck.
Starting SG and backup SG: Shumpert, Fields
Backup SF: If Novak doesn't come back then lets use our bi-annual exception on Grant Hill. We were ridiculously close to signing him for our 2.5mill exception last offseason. Only reason he went back to Phoenix was because Nash convinced him to stay for another year.
Backup C: I legitmately think Jerome Jordan is the answer to our backup C problem. Let's give him a whole offseason with Chandler and more minutes to prove his worth, Camby is a pipe dream.
Odom is a LA guy now. I can't see him being happy anywhere other than in LA.. with either the Clippers or his preferred destination the Lakers
Why is JR surprised, the whole season other than a few games he's been a non-factor.
We need help for sure but I don't expect guys like Nash or Camby to sign for the min because this is their best chance to win a ring, not after the season we had.
And while it's talked about here a lot, the Knicks are not trading Melo or Stat. It's just going to be what Reggie Miller said tonight, "they're just going to have to learn to play together". The short season w/o a training camp, an under achieving coach, the lack of a legit PG won't be reasons next year for us not to put together a run.
Originally Posted by Knicksin60
Allow me to laugh again at those who thought Steve Novak should get 5-6 million. He'll get at most the 2.5 exception. JR I won't worry about if he leaves. He impressed me on D a lot this year but his basketball IQ along with his desire to shoot the lights out should not warrant him on this team.
The last two play off games 6-30
This is why Twitter is dumb, and the athletes who get upset with peoples comments are even dumber. That should be expected, what does JR think...that every Knicks fan loves him?
I was already a big JR Smith fan before he came to the Knicks just because I used to watch him in high school way back when, so I was really happy we got him. He's one of my favorite players in the league.
I will say though, his time here so far has been very up and down. I think we all know he was a hot and cold shooter but this year was a lot colder than anyone could have expected at times.
Still, what a stupid ass thing to tweet. Even if he fully intends on opting out, give me a break, you have to have a thicker skin than that.
Smith is known for being vocal about his feelings. Him and Amare should get together.
Last edited by LV&C; May 10, 2012 at 14:39.
the only reason why im leaning towards being against HIM leaving is because i feel fields is much more useless to us than JR is.. if he leaves though we need another SG.. a REAL SG, that is. and fields better not be promoted to second string. if JR goes, with or without fields, we need a backup SG, a backup PG, and a defensie F, one with more aggressiveness than jeffries..i dont even dislike jeffries.
i can see nash signing with miami unfortunately
i want this even more than P.E. JR joining the knicks; if we can get camby back thatd be awesome