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    The regular season of CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) is about to end, and J.R. Smith is planning to head back to the US right after his last CBA game today.

    In an interview with Sports Weekly, the leading sports newspaper in China, J.R. Smith said he prefers Lakers, Clippers or Pacers, when asked about his options in his return to the NBA.

    He also said serveral NBA teams have reached him. It was said that the Knicks was the front runner.

    J.R. Smith is averaging 34.7p + 7.3r + 4.2a in 37 mins this season. He made 4.1 threes per game at 46.6%.

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    He's averaging 35 PPG?????

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    Love his talent, but he'd have fit right in with our more dubious roster circa 2006, and I'd be shocked if we went after him.

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    The regular season of CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) is about to end, and J.R. Smith is planning to head back to the US right after his last CBA game today.

    In an interview with Sports Weekly, the leading sports newspaper in China, J.R. Smith said he prefers Lakers, Clippers or Pacers, when asked about his options in his return to the NBA.

    He also said serveral NBA teams have reached him. It was said that the Knicks was the front runner.

    J.R. Smith is averaging 34.7p + 7.3r + 4.2a in 37 mins this season. He made 4.1 threes per game at 46.6%.

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    I know he seems to be a bit of a head case... But his past teammates seem to like him and we could really use his scoring touch off the bench...

    I would prefer to pick up Wilson Chandler but I have a feeling that he will go back to Denver...

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    4 out of the last 5 years he's shot 39% or higher on 3s. That's pretty good.

    Could we sign him and turn around and trade him by the deadline? lol that would be funny.
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    I know he seems to be a bit of a head case... But his past teammates seem to like him and we could really use his scoring touch off the bench...

    I would prefer to pick up Wilson Chandler but I have a feeling that he will go back to Denver...
    I would be content with either Smith or Chandler. They both provide scoring and athleticism. And despite Smith's attitude, he could be that player we really need to hit shots and create for himself. Either of them could be valuable on the team.
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    Depends on the contract, if we could get him for cheap, or on a short deal like we wanted with Jamal Crawford, I say go for it. We need a scorer.


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    He's averaging 35 PPG?????
    Bonzi Wells' first two games in the Chinese Basketball Association:

    48 points, 11 rebounds, 7 steals
    52 points, 14 rebounds

    He averaged 34 in his 14 games before leaving the country.

    Bonzi Wells. Not exactly the best competition.

    J.R. Smith is leading the league at 34.5 but he's not the only American putting up video game stats.

    Lester Hudson who has appeared in 36 career NBA games for 3 teams is averaging 33.6.

    Marcus Williams, who played on the Pacers summer league team a few seasons ago, is averaging 31.9.

    D-Leaguer Charles Gaines is getting 29.0.

    However, he is the only player whose sister and girlfriend started a brawl in the stands on two seperate occassions in a matter of weeks as far as I know.
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    Heh, so I take it the CBA doesn't quite fall within the lines of the normal international competition?

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    He fits our biggest need. A scoring guard, who you know, can score.

    I think it would be a terrific idea to bring him back for the rest of this year and see how it works. I wouldn't go looking to sign him long-term, but the kid brings exactly what we need, another long-range shooter to spread the floor and a guy who can get to the rim. His ability to penetrate would do wonders for us, I think. He seems to be a pretty good teammate, but is an emotional guy. I would love to add Chandler more because I think he is a more mature person in the way he plays the game, but Smith fits what we need much better.
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    I didn't even think we were involved in the J.R. Smith talks. If it is true I think we have a good shot because we can offer the most money. I think we could get him for the same contract we offered Jamal Crawford at 2 years for $5 Mil a year, which isn't bad. Smith is probably as good a scorer as Crawford. It might not be hard to score in the Chinese league, but Smith has proven he can score in the NBA. I'm not gonna get my hopes up too high, but Smith is exactly what we need. My only concern is that he and Lance become good pals and cause trouble off the court.

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    Yeah I would like to see some evidence too...

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    Bonzi Wells' first two games in the Chinese Basketball Association:

    48 points, 11 rebounds, 7 steals
    52 points, 14 rebounds

    He averaged 34 in his 14 games before leaving the country.

    Bonzi Wells. Not exactly the best competition.

    J.R. Smith is leading the league at 34.5 but he's not the only American putting up video game stats.

    Lester Hudson who has appeared in 36 career NBA games for 3 teams is averaging 33.6.

    Marcus Williams, who played on the Pacers summer league team a few seasons ago, is averaging 31.9.

    D-Leaguer Charles Gaines is getting 29.0.

    However, he is the only player whose sister and girlfriend started a brawl in the stands on two seperate occassions in a matter of weeks as far as I know.
    You know more about J.R Smith than me. Being in China, I have never watched a game of his here, but I only heard of the brawl by his sister and girlfriend.

    As a player, Pacers need him. As a person, probably not. Maybe he has a pure heart as Artest/SJAX, but we never know what would happen to him the next minute.

    BTW, do u mind his sister or girl friend sitting in the Fieldhouse?
    They will threw a cup into the court like John Green/Charlie Haddad if JR Smith got fouled hard.

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    He'll go to the Clips. With Chauncy out of the picture now, he'll get a lot of playing time there.
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    I'm looking for a link, but I thought Mike Wells had written that the Pacers are not interested in JR. I understand why not, as he is potentially trouble, but that scoring would sure help.

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    He'll go to the Clips. With Chauncy out of the picture now, he'll get a lot of playing time there.
    With that said, Clippers will be in it to win it this year. A line-up of CP3/Smith/Butler/Griffin/Jordan is insane. I see an LAC/OKC Western Conference Finals.

    Clippers are more of a superteam than the Heat and Knicks at this point.
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    Yeah I would like to see some evidence too...

    Sorry, the origional source is not in English. I want to chase the source as well.

    http://news.hoopchina.com/201202/73847.html

    I don't 100% believe in the Chinese paper, and I never believe in what J.R. Smith says, even he did say it.

    Simply because J.R. Smith just does not fit Jim Morris and Larry Bird's strategy.

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    He would fit a Jamal-Crawford type role very well and would be low-risk, high-reward move for the playoffs and a short contract will allow him to be motivated to be on his best behavior and his role here would be as a featured scorer...

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    You have to remember that we are the token "They have the most cap space, so they will definitely get mentioned for when my agent calls and looks for money, you will have to pony up" team.
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    Just using us to drive up his price I would imagine.

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    I would go for it if the price were right, we can use the bench scoring for sure.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    He would fit a Jamal-Crawford type role very well and would be low-risk, high-reward move for the playoffs and a short contract will allow him to be motivated to be on his best behavior and his role here would be as a featured scorer...
    I don't know if I would agree with that assesment.

    Team unity is at risk, any player playing for a selfish agenda could easily cut that off.

    Also this is a known malcontent. Do we want to introduce that into this young locker room?

    As to his talent, yes he can shoot. But that really is about it. His defense as I remember was middling at best and if I recall correctly he would pass what we like to call Reggie Theus passes. You know pass to a player who is either pinned in the corner of in double coverage so they have to pass the ball back to you.

    IF & I mean a giant IF the team is to make any moves at all and they are just looking to add scoring and nothing else then if there are any truths at all to the rumors that Brooks from N.J. can be had for either a pick or cap space that would be the way to go, not J.R. Smith.


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