Rather than signing reliable sharpshooter J. J. Redick, the New York Knicks are determined to retain undependable chucker J.R. Smith


J.R. Smith should know that Mayor Bloomberg recently banned tattoo parlors in New York City.

Set to formally opt out of his $2.9 million contract next week, ESPN New York reports that retaining impending free agent J.R. Smith is the Knicks’ primary objective this summer.

As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner, the 27-year-old Smith can net a four-year deal starting at $5 million per season.

Despite showing flashes of brilliance throughout the 2012-2013 campaign, the 6-foot-6, 220 pound Smith is an erratic gunslinger on the court and a liability off of it.

Connecting on a hideous 28.9 percent of his attempts in the playoffs against Indiana, Smith helped the Pacers eliminate the Knicks in six games this past May.

Rather than showering an unreliable gump with loot, New York should aggressively pursue J. J. Redick.

Ready to soon vacate Milwaukee as an unrestricted free agent, the 28-year-old Redick would be a far more dependable offensive weapon for the Knicks.

Furthermore, averaging 14.1 points, 3.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds per contest, the former Blue Devil is better suited than Smith to perform alongside Carmelo Anthony.

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 develop into a solid tandem.

Unfortunately, because head coach Mike Woodson and general manager Glen Grunwald are oddly aroused by the Lakewood native, Smith is destined to return to Gotham.

Meanwhile, J. J. Redick won’t be offered employment at The World’s Most Famous Arena.

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