Knicks News: New York Re-Signs J.R. Smith
The New York Knicks have re-signed unrestricted free-agent J.R. Smith. Smith joined the Knicks last season after his tenure in China ended, and he provided the Knicks with instant offense. Although Smith made some questionable decisions while on the court, the Knicks really benefited from the spark he provided off the bench.
Smith opted out of his contract earlier this summer as he was looking to get a larger contract with another team. However, after testing the market, Smith did not get the right offer and decided to come back to New York.
J.R. Smith has re-signed with the #Knicks, league sources tell ESPNNewYork. Smith’s deal is for 2 years, $2.8 mil w/player option for 2nd yr
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 10, 2012
The Knicks have now re-signed Steve Novak and J.R. Smith, there two sharpshooters from last season. The band is quickly coming back together and with a full training camp in the future, the Knicks are looking good going into 2012-13.