J.R. Smith to Knicks: Smith Chooses Broadway Lights

Andrew BurtonCorrespondent IIIFebruary 17, 2012

DENVER - NOVEMBER 8:  J.R. Smith #1 of the Denver Nuggets shoots a free throw against the New York Knicks during the game on November 8, 2006 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Knicks won 109-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the term and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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J.R. Smith posted on his Twitter account that he had chosen take his talents to Broadway, and he will suit up in Knickerbocker blue and orange. "New York Knicks, It Is," is what the guard tweeted this morning. 

As I mentioned in a previous article, fans and Knicks management need not worry about Smith's conditioning since he was playing over in China. 

Looking back on his time with Denver, he was a big part of the Nuggets bench. Smith averaged 12.3 points in just under 25 minutes. This is just what the doctor prescribed for D'Antoni's offensive woes. 

Smith is a great addition to the Knicks' bench, and although he does come with risks (his temper), the reward exceeds this by far. The ability to get 12-15 points per appearance from a bench player is highly beneficial. 

According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, the Knicks front office will cut Renaldo Balkman, which frees up the available spot for Smith's signing.  

Berman reports that J.R. could make his debut as early as Sunday, when the Knicks take on the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden.