The NBA's top 6th man has re-signed with the Knicks
You can question J.R. Smith’s shot selection all you want, but the one thing that you cannot do is question Smith’s loyalty to his team. The reigning sixth man of the year has re-signed with the New York Knicks for much less than he probably deserves.
According to Marc Berman of the NYPost, J.R. Smith is expected to re-sign with the New York Knicks on a four-year deal starting at $5million.
Smith’s pay cut may come as a surprise to some, but it is totally consistent with what he told the New York Daily News recently. “I want to retire a Knick. I don’t want to go anywhere else,” Smith said. “I love my teammates, I love my coaches. I was standing in the locker room looking at my jersey after the game and just knowing that I don’t want to be anywhere else except in the orange and blue. We’ll see.”
There are a lot of changes that the New York Knicks need to make with their aged roster, however, re-signing Smith for a huge discount is a start to building upon what they accomplished this year.