J.R. Smith declares he’s headed to Knicks
Unrestricted free agent J.R. Smith declared on Twitter that he is coming to the Big Apple.
“New York Knicks It Is!” Smith tweeted on Friday.
According to the New York Daily News, the agent for Smith, Leon Rose, met with Knicks owner James Dolan following Wednesday’s game to finalize contract terms.
The Knicks had the inside track to sign Smith – a target of several clubs – because they were able to offer him a $2.5 million extension.
Rose is also the agent for Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony, who was a teammate of Smith’s in Denver.
Smith, who signed a contract to play in China during the lockout, has spent the past five seasons with the Nuggets, averaging between 12.3 and 15.4 points per game in that span.