July 9, 2012
Seeing what Landry Fields and Steve Novak have received in contract offers on the open market this off season, what is JR thinking about? About a week ago, Chris Smith said this:
“He loves New York,” Chris told ESPN New York by phone on Monday night while playing golf with J.R. in Los Angeles. “He’s looking for a great situation, and whatever suits him right, that’s what he’ll do. The main thing is him being happy; that’s all that really matters. But if I had to put a guess on it, he’ll be back in New York.”
JR was a key cog in the Knicks machine the day he signed with them coming from China. He was an instant Knick fan favorite, he loves NY and NY…..loves him? I’m not sure, his streaky-ness has always kept people on the fence about him. One thing that people do agree on, he is a social media time bomb. His off the court antics and attitude are the X-Factor here, I would love to see what the market predicts for him seeing that he opted out of the $2.5mil contract, he can resign with the Knicks and receive a 20% increase for $2.8mil for next year. Also there is not enough said about playingtime and the way Woodson rode JR down the stretch!