The Knicks may sign both J.R. Smith, and his brother Chris Smith, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“J.R. Smith is expected to opt out of his contract and re-sign with the Knicks in a four-year deal starting at about $5 million because the Knicks own his early-bird rights rules,” Berman writes.
Chris recently fired his agent and signed with CAA’s Leon Rose, the same agent who represents J.R. and Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks had signed him earlier this year, but the team released him after a torn ACL in preseason.
On Sunday, Chris tweeted, “I will be back next season along with my big brother @TheRealJRSmith … Will be a blessing to wear my Knicks uniform.. Prep for 2014 is now.”
“J.R.’s a special player and to me and everybody on this team, he’s made a huge step forward as a basketball player and we look forward to that, for him to come out and be focused the way he’s focused this season,” Carmelo Anthony said Monday, according to ZagsBlog. “Win the Sixth Man of the Year award, help us to win another division title, helping us to 50-plus games, he’s a big piece to this team. I definitely would love him back here.”