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.
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.by