The New York Knicks have come to an one-year agreement with Jason Smith value at $3.3 million.
Smith played for the Pelicans last year and averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds per game, in just 27 minutes a night. For those un-aware of Smith, he’s a 7’0″ 240 pound banger with an above-average jump shot.
The Knicks’ roster is filled with wings, but missing size, so Phil Jackson has hinted at the need to sign a big man. Smith is, realistically speaking, the best center available that the Knicks could afford. Also, quite honestly, in this market, the fact that the Knicks snagged Smith for just $3.3 million is a little surprising.
He’s been trapped in New Orleans for the last five years and was injured for a good chunk of last season, but Jason Smith is a fabulous signing for the Knicks. Only thing I don’t like about the deal is that it’s not a longer contract!