The New York Knicks and J.R. Smith agreed to a four-year contract worth $24.7 million on Thursday.
As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner, the 27-year-old Smith averaged 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 80 contests last season.
An erratic gunslinger on the court and a liability off of it, the 6-foot-6, 220 pound Smith is a pricey gamble for New York.
Connecting on a hideous 28.9 percent of his attempts in the playoffs against Indiana, Smith helped the Pacers eliminate New York in six games this past May.
Following an impressive 2012-2013 campaign, the Knicks are destined to disappoint in Gotham next winter.by