Rather than retaining the erratic J.R. Smith, the New York Knicks should aggressively pursue J. J. Redick

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J. J. Redick would be a 3-point artist playing in The World’s Most Famous Arena.

Less than 24 hours after New York was eliminated by the Pacers 106-99 in Indiana, its evident the Knicks should allow shooting guard J.R. Smith to leave as a free agent this summer.

Finishing Game 6 with 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting, the 27-year-old Smith connected on a hideous 28.9 percent of his attempts in the series against Indiana.

As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner, the 6-foot-6, 220 pound gunslinger has a $2.9 million player option.

Rather than retaining an erratic, loose cannon like Smith, New York should aggressively pursue J. J. Redick.

With a “growing sentiment” that the unrestricted free agent won’t return to the Milwaukee Bucks, the 28-year-old Redick would be a far more reliable offensive weapon for the Knicks.

Averaging 14.1 points, 3.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds during the 2012-2013 campaign, the former Blue Devil is better suited to perform alongside Carmelo Anthony than Smith.

The 6-foot-4, 190 pound Redick is a legitimate sharpshooter who Anthony could aptly use when double-teamed.

More frequently than not, Smith and Melo looked clumsy working together.

In stark contrast, Redick and Anthony would ideally complement each other and become a solid tandem.

Waving goodbye to J.R. Smith, Knicks fans should hope J. J. Redick relocates to Gotham.

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