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Big Apple Ball Forever: JR Smith will retire as a Knick

 
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via NY Post

Since he made it there, he doesn’t want to make it anywhere. JR Smith has played ball as far as China, but now that he’s a Knick, the bright lights of the Big Apple is a place he, and his brother, would like to call home. Despite a disappointing season, Smith and his younger brother, Chris, are eager to play for the Knicks. Shame on the bigger stars for playing the blame game.

 

per NY Post:

 

The J.R. Smith/Chris Smith package deal is shaping up.

 

 

The Post has learned point guard Chris Smith, J.R. Smith’s brother who injured his knee during Knicks training camp, has fired his agent, Marc Cornstein, and will hire J.R.’s rep, CAA superagent Leon Rose, who also handles Carmelo Anthony.

 

 

J.R. Smith is expected to opt out of his contract and re-sign with the Knicks in a four-year deal starting at about $5 million because the Knicks own his early-Bird rights rules.

 

 

The Knicks could beoutbid for J.R. Smith by an under-the-cap team, though it’s unlikely considering his playoff flop. But having Chris Smith as part of the package has convinced the Sixth Man of the Year he wants to stay. After the Game 6 loss Saturday, the embattled Smith said “I want to retire a Knick.’’


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