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Friday, October 31, 2014

Author: ephus

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J.R. Smith Salary Cap Possibilities

There is lots of speculation in the press about JR Smith’s future with the Knicks.  I have zero inside information, but I know how the salary cap works, and how it works with respect to Smith in particular. Current  Situation: JR Smith was paid $2.8 million this season, and holds a $2.93 million player option for next season.  If he exercises it (which is highly unlikely), he would be a free agent next season and the Knicks would hold Full Bird rights, which would allow them to offer up to the maximum salary.   If JR Smith opts out:   …continue reading

The State of the Knicks Salary Cap

Now that the Knicks have formally cemented a sign-and-trade agreement with Marcus Camby for Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan, Toney Douglas and 2nd round draft picks in 2014 and 2015, the cap picture is coming into focus. In short, the Knicks face significant restrictions, but as a result of the ingenuity of Glen Grunwald and the favorable Jeremy Lin/Steve Novak Early Bird arbitration, the team is in much better shape than Knicks fans had hoped at the end of the playoffs.   A Little History For the past thirty years, if the Knicks’ salary cap were a painting, it would be …continue reading