The Knicks are a win-now team that just got someone whose prime was expended and expired in Los Angeles. Metta World Peace. Just feels funny saying it.
He can establish that second unit that comes in and challenges opponents when the starters are winded. He can completely change the game, get the crowd pumped up and propel the Knicks forward.
Smith has had patella tendon surgery and arthroscopy on his left knee that likely will keep him from joining the Knicks when they open training camp in late September.
The New York Knicks believe a new home will help Andrea Bargnani regain his old form.
When the moratorium lifts on Wednesday night and teams around the league execute all the deals reported over the last 10 days, the Knicks will still be left with many holes to fill and very few good options to fill them.
J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni are staying in New York to help the Knicks build on their best season in nearly decades.
The deal, which is the maximum the Knicks could have offered Smith, includes a player option after the third year.
According to a report, the New York Knicks are preparing an offer to free agent power forward Elton Brand.
J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
“It’s very ironic,” his father said at the Knicks’ practice facility. “The years that I played and the rivalry that we had, now it’s coming full circle. My son is going to play for the Knicks.”
The New York Knicks loaded up on old guys last season while building a playoff team, and now they have a chance Thursday to mix in some youth.
Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith has informed the New York Knicks that he will decline the option in his contract for next season and become a free agent.
The NBA Draft is just three days away, and it is perhaps the most important part for the Knicks as they head into the offseason.
After a notably less-than-stellar performance in the last month of the season, Knicks point guard Jason Kidd said he hasn’t watched any basketball since getting ousted by the Pacers in a devastating game 6 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The six-time All-Star is worried that general manager Glen Grunwald won’t add an additional piece in the offseason, a source told the New York Post.