J.R. Smith Trades the New York Knicks Should Chase

November 4th, 2014 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »
J.R. Smith doesn't seem long for the Big Apple, as Phil Jackson may be making him available to the NBA via trade after a slow start to his latest season with the New York Knicks. 

It's not the first time this mercurial 2-guard has been on the block, though, so there's no guarantee he ends up wearing a uniform other than that orange-and-blue New York Knicks one he's donned for the past four seasons, including a lackluster start to this 2014-15 campaign. 

"Sources close to the situation said Wednesday that the organization has become increasingly frustrated with Smith's on- and off-the-court transgressions and may feel that a fresh start would be best for all parties," Ian Begley and Marc Stein reported for ESPN.com back in January, squarely in the midst of Smith's tumultuous 2013-14 go-round. 

Ten months later, not much has changed. 

"I don’t know if that's possible or not," president of basketball operations Phil Jackson explained this offseason about fixing Smith's off-court behavior, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. "He might be one of those guys that's a little bit like Dennis Rodman, that has an outl ...

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