NEW YORK (WFAN) — It appears J.R. Smith is the newest member of the Knicks’ boosted backcourt.

The free agent guard posted via Twitter Friday morning: “New York Knicks It Is!”

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Smith recently returned from a stint in China, where had been playing since the lockout without an NBA opt-out clause. The 26-year-old averaged 12.5 points per game on 42.8 percent shooting over seven seasons with New Orleans and Denver.

The Knicks now need to free up a roster spot. According to the Post, Renaldo Balkman is “expected” to be the odd man out.

“New york was great love da big apple #imout,” Balkman tweeted just before noon Friday.

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Unbelievably, the New York  Daily News reported Thursday that Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin “would have been the most likely candidate” to be released had he not been given a chance to ignite the team nearly two weeks ago.

The Knicks have won seven games in a row behind Lin since Feb. 4.

The Post also reported Smith will make his Knicks debut against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

A first-round draft pick in 2004, Smith would likely receive the team’s $2.5 million cap exception.

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