The New York Knicks gambled too much money on J.R. Smith

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For $24.7 million, J.R. Smith should consider the classy Rihanna’s thoughts about getting shitfaced during the season.

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.

Rather than showering an unreliable gump with loot, the Knicks should have aggressively pursued J. J. Redick.

Also acquiring Andrea Bargnani on Tuesday, it’s impossible to claim that New York is better than the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls or Pacers.

Following an impressive 2012-2013 campaign, the Knicks are destined to disappoint in Gotham next winter.

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