J.R. Back. The Knicks mercurial guard is set to return to Madison Square Garden next season after agreeing to sign a two-year deal, worth roughly $2.8 million with New York.
Smith, a free agent, decided that the Knicks situation was the right one for him.
“I have decided to re-sign with the Knicks. I just felt that, despite my other options, New York is the best situation for me,” Smith said. “Coach (Mike) Woodson showed a lot of faith and trust in me last season, as did (Knicks owner) Mr. (James) Dolan and the organization.
“My teammates are great to play with and New York fans are the best. I can’t wait to get started.”