FabFourLakers wrote:I think this is also why the Knicks got JR at a "discount"....I mean let's face it, he should be getting more money than stupid JJ Redick....I thought he would surely get overpaid this summer but instead he's getting a contract that pays him 5M per year....I don't really see this is as a huge issue...he'll come back in time for the start of the season and I'm sure he'll be ok. It's not like he tore his ACL. He'll be fine, and Knicks got him at a discount because of it too....as they stated they knew about his injury so they used that against him in negotiations and ultimately got a discounted JR Smith....makes complete sense to me. (Even though I think JR is worth about 5M...in today's market, with all these overpaid players....JR is worth more than that...or at the very least he's worth more than guys like JJ Redick and Martell Webster...both of whom got paid the same amount or more.)
Interesting that JJ is "stupid" in your estimation. His value on a Fantasy Team is far different than on a championship contending team. Webster and Redick are more valuable to a team overall than JR Smith and got paid because I think there is some recognition of that.
Smith is like Smush Parker with game..... mentally he just doesn't get it. He has shot his teams our of many more games than's he shot them into over the years. He breaks the offense, plays no defense, isn't a distributor or creator for anyone else and folds like a Walmart Chase Lounge when there is the slightest pressure on him.
I'd take Redick 6 days a week and on Sunday over 10 minutes of JR Smith if I were building or maintaining a team with a shot. Stats' don't compare but EVERYTHING else is in Redick's favor and it's not that close.