Reports from Daily News and the New York Times say JR Smith and the Knicks are closing in on a deal. If this proves to be true, the Knicks could be serious contenders in the East. Although there would certainly be an adjustment period for Lin, Stoudemire, Melo and Smith to get used to playing with each other, once these stars get accustomed to each other’s game and learn how to play together, they could be a formidable force.
Keep an eye on this story. And Knicks fans, cautious optimism is the way to go for now.