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J.R. Smith Hints at Re-Signing with Knicks?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 23, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
J.R. Smith recently said that if the Knicks win the championship, he will get a Knicks tattoo.
Well, during a “SportsCenter” segment on Monday discussing his Sixth Man Award, Smith said that New York is where he wants to finish his career.
“Without a doubt,” Smith said. “I was born in New Jersey, born and raised. I would love to retire a Knick.”
This offseason, Smith could be tempted to leave financially. The Knicks can only pay him up to $5 million based on his Early Bird Rights — 175 percent of his salary this season. But another team with significant cap space can offer Smith a higher amount, and the Knicks would be powerless to stop him from leaving. And since he’s not restricted, meaning the Knicks have no control over his free agency, they won’t be able to match any offer sheets to retain him.
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