Topic: J. R. Smith

February 20, 2012

Tyson Chandler and J. R. Smith both came to the Knicks as free agents this year, drawn there by the allure of the city as much as the franchise's plans. One of them had every right to do so. The other, well, that depends on what you think it means to play for the Knicks. 

February 10, 2012

J. R. Smith is this close to being done in China, which means the NBA's great sower of chaos will soon be back in America. More importantly, he's a free agent, available to the highest bidder—or, if he so chooses, to follow a less conventional career path.