J.R. Smith thinks the Knicks will be good enough to contend for the NBA championship in 2012-13.

“Nothing less,” Smith said. “If we settle for anything less, we already start off losing.”

Smith also called out some of the top contending teams in the league, saying the Knicks will beat any of them.

“Lakers, Heat – whoever,” Smith said.

Via Marc Raimondi/New York Post