New York Knicks: Why Knicks Must Allow J.R. Smith to Find a New Home

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New York Knicks: Why Knicks Must Allow J.R. Smith to Find a New Home
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J.R. Smith is set to make about $2.5 million with the New York Knicks next season, but has a player option in his contract that allows him to opt-out before July 1.

It is still uncertain whether or not Smith, a New Jersey native, will leave New York and seek a bigger and longer deal from another team.  

Most fans hope Smith returns next season since the Knicks will still be over the cap even if he opts-out, but that may not be in the Knicks’ best interest.

Here is why the Knicks must allow J.R. Smith to find a new home this offseason.

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