The market wasn’t very strong for JR Smith.
He wasn’t going to get the money he wanted and felt it would be best to resign with the Knicks, so at least he would be relevant.
These guys love the attention that playing for a big market affords them. From a basketball perspective, I don’t think it helps or hurts the Knicks. You know what you are getting with JR and if they can deal with it more power to them.
It is funny that an established NBA player only gets $5.6 million and someone like Jeremy Lin who had a good month is getting almost $30 million. All about timing and marketing.