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J.R. Smith "very likely" to test free agency and leave Knicks

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06:29 PM ET 05.19 | The New York Knicks are out of the NBA Playoffs and the team now has more than a few questions to answer about where the club will be when the season tips off in 2013. One of those question marks surrounds Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith and his plans for the future. He was teetering on the brink but after the Game 6 loss to the Pacers, there is likely nothing that will stop Smith from testing free agent waters this summer. All the way back in late April, sources told Moke Hamilton that Smith is "very, very likely" to decline his player option with the Knicks and see what he's worth to other teams in free agency. Should Smith sign with another team, it would mark the second straight year that the Sixth Man of the Year started the following season in a new uniform, and the Knicks won't be as in control of the situation as Oklahoma City was with James Harden.

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J.R. Smith, AP Photo/John Raoux J.R. Smith, AP Photo/John Raoux
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May 19, 2013  07:56 PM ET

Shoot more JR...

May 19, 2013  08:49 PM ET

I seriously wonder what the market is for this dude?

May 19, 2013  08:57 PM ET
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I seriously wonder what the market is for this dude?

Party!

May 19, 2013  09:15 PM ET

Somebody will pay him the MLE (5-6 million) to come off their bench as a 6th man.

May 19, 2013  09:29 PM ET

As long as Cuban isn't the fool, I'm OK with that, D.J.

I'm sure you feel the same about Young Mr. Buss.

May 19, 2013  09:36 PM ET

We can't afford jack.

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May 19, 2013  09:59 PM ET

"J.R. Smith "very likely" to test free agency and leave Knicks"...


Poor jgb. Hopefully he didn't already buy a number 8 Smith jersey!

May 19, 2013  10:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lights peace pipe with a bowl of Alaskanthunderfuck and passes it around.

<cuts in line>

May 19, 2013  10:21 PM ET

Don't come to Atlanta, bro!

May 20, 2013  03:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lights pace pipe with a bowl of Alaskanthunderfuck and passes it around.

Let me try some of that funky stuff. Got to see how it compares to some of Vancouver Islands finest.....

May 20, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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Google it with the spaces, its a real strain.

good of you to know that sir

May 20, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Not really heading into free agency on a high note, JR

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May 20, 2013  06:38 PM ET

smith lost a lot of money during the playoffs. He had seemingly gotten past his days of constant bad decision making. Obviously it was just hiding out for the worst moment to come out. Between the blatant elbow and the night out with Rhi he fell apart. His scoring died after the club run and of course his defense did too. Teams with realistic title dreams will not want the distraction.

May 20, 2013  06:42 PM ET

I thought JR just said he wants to retire as a Knick...

 
May 20, 2013  06:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I seriously wonder what the market is for this dude?

Nonexistent.

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