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Pros and Cons of NY Knicks Re-Signing J.R. Smith During 2013 Offseason
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J.R. Smith is likely to hit free agency this summer, and based on his recent comments to ESPN, his first choice would be to return to the New York Knicks.

That leaves the Knicks with the choice to bring him back or not, and there are lots of factors for them to consider when making the decision.

Smith was particularly impressive late in the regular season, as he earned the Sixth Man of the Year award, but he crashed in the playoffs, opening up questions about his future with the franchise.

New York can offer Smith a maximum of around four years, $20 million using the early-Bird exception. That seems like a reasonable deal on the surface, but let's take a look at the pros and cons of bringing him back.

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