New York Knicks: 4 Ways J.R. Smith Can Impact Team This Season

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New York Knicks: 4 Ways J.R. Smith Can Impact Team This Season
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New York Knicks shooting guard JR Smith.

The New York Knicks have made several additions this offseason. However, perhaps their most significant acquisition was retaining shooting guard JR Smith, whom the team imported from China midway through the 2011-12 campaign.

Smith is an explosive, albeit inconsistent shooter that has the ability to single handedly take over a game. However, he can also act as a ball-stopping turnover machine that kills an offense. Although his inconsistency is mind-numbing, Smith's raw talent makes him a welcome addition to a Knicks roster that needs all the firepower it can get.

As a team that wants to contend with the likes of the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, JR Smith provides a significant punch to an offense that looked stagnant at times last season.

Let's take a look at four ways, for better or worse, that JR Smith will impact the Knicks next season.

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