Jan 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) dribbles the ball around Detroit Pistons small forward Kyle Singler (25) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won 89-85. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks having trouble finding suitors for J.R. Smith trade


What happens when you have more tattoos on your body than any human being other than Chris Andersen will have, and you get off deciding you don’t want to shoot threes and would rather untie the opponents shoe laces? What happens is your trade value falls faster than one of those Acme anvils that Road Runner drops, and that is what the new York Knicks are finding out is the case when it comes to J.R. Smith.

Earlier on Wednesday it was revealed that the Knicks have been shopping Smith for the last two weeks but despite winning the Sixth Man of the Year award last season, Smith has ruined his trade value with his antics and the Knicks are finding it impossible to trade him.

CBS Sports NBA writer Ken Berger polled some rival executives about who some takers for Smith could be, and the results were with either China or Erie — and that could be either the D-League affiliate or the lake.

Smith has fallen out of favor so fast that not even the dysfunctional Knicks want him anymore which says all you need to know about how toxic he’s been. Smith proved last year he can be a productive player when he wants to be but right now he clearly doesn’t want to be that kind of player.

Instead he’d rather slack off, call his own shots and untie shoelaces. Contrary to the Knicks belief, there’s no trade market for that player.

Tags: J.R. Smith New York Knicks

  • Carla Jacobs

    that the knicks are having trouble finding suitors for smith is surprising news to someone? why would a team sacrifice picks or players to get him? the guys an attention-needy, self serving, non-team-playing dimwit!

    • James Cunningham

      the Bucks have their own headache in Gary Neal(3.2mil),whom they are trying to trade,since he and sanders had words.On paper ,maybe Neal and delphino and wolters for Smith,Metta,and a second round draft pick.A change of scenery might help both Smith and neal.

  • Nick White

    Someone will take him, someone took Gilbert Arenes someone will take JR. Don’t even care what we get in return if anything. its called addition by subtraction