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Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:52 pm
 
Smith is said to be interested in five teams including the Knicks and Clippers. (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

J.R. Smith is available to return soon from China where his sister has been trying to fight everyone. The Knicks are said to be a major contender for Smith, but according to SNY.tv, Smith is considering five teams -- the Knicks, Clippers, Lakers, Thunder and Bulls.

It sounds like so far, only two of those are considering him back as the L.A. Times reports the Clippers are interested in Smith.
The Clippers, still not done dealing after signing Kenyon Martin on Friday, will pursue guard J.R. Smith after the team he plays on in the Chinese Basketball Assn. finishes its season and he becomes eligible to play in the NBA, said a person not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The Clippers aren't getting enough production off the bench behind small forward Caron Butler and feel as if Smith can provide the team with a big scoring punch at the position, the person said.
One advantage the Knicks have over the Clippers is that New York can offer the pro-rated $2.5 mini-mid-level exception, while the Clippers can just give a pro-rated veteran's minimum deal. Plus, with the Knicks he could potentially move immediately into their starting five while with the Clippers he'd be battling Chauncey Billups, Randy Foye and Mo Williams for playing time.

So it seems to me that the Knicks might be the most logical place for him. Still, the Bulls reportedly coveted him before the lockout and were interested in his instant offense style of play to add some punch to their bench. Smith is likely going to want to sign with a playoff contender and will have some options ahead.
Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

i hope my timberwolves do not try to sign him....too many tatoos for my taste.  we are looking for a guard, but no thanks, i rather pass.



Since: Nov 28, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:00 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

Okay...didn't this guy throw a gang sign on the court a couple years back?  Didn't know about the sister drama...but no thanks.  Move Mo into the starting lineup, and deal with the occasional defensive mismatch.  The guy is playing his a$$ off.  And you got a youngster in Bledsoe that you refused to trade...apparently so he can get ridiculously buried in the deptch chart.  When E-Bled gets healthy, gets a bit of tutelage from CP3, and regains his confidence...he will be a star.  Do not pursue this guy.  Gotta be a lockerroom disaster. 




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

Haha! Looks like the Clippers just might become the new Thuggets if they sign this fool and his dyke nut job sister. I mean they already picked up K-Mart and his Ciera tattoo on his neck even though she's with A'mare now. I guess Clippers fans can't really win with Sterling as the owner. I mean for years he refuses to spend money and chooses to have a mediocre team and the one year he decides to spend money he goes out and attempts to sign two of the most dysfunctional players in the NBA. Thank God I'm not a Clippers fan. Btw what is J.R. thinking saying the Thunder is one of the teams he's considering? Doesn't he know that none of the Thunder players like or respect him because of how he acts???



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:27 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

WHOA!!!!! We got contrasting styles heading for a collision... K-Mart and JR have more tatoos than just about anyone.  Then, there is Chris Paul, who has none.  I love the contrast... Thugs versus Class.  Watch out for JR's sister... She would stomp Scola's face for him!!!



Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

I hope he signs with the Clippers or bulls, he would be a good replaement at marksmen for E.Gordon or be the SG that Rose desperately need to get to the Finals.




Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:47 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

I hope he signs with the Clippers or bulls, he would be a good replaement at marksmen for E.Gordon or be the SG that Rose desperately need to get to the Finals.




Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:55 pm
 

Report: Clippers after J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith's Fiance and his sister at Staples Center?   They're going to need to more juice for their tasers and pepper spray....


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