J.R. Smith Undecided On Contract Option
J.R. Smith has not decided whether he will pick up his $2.44 million option to play for the Knicks next season.
"I'm getting kind of spoiled right now, going up and down the Turnpike," Smith said of his stint with the Knicks. "My mom's right there. She's cooking. She's coming up to New York and cleaning my place.
"After having that, I think it's going to be harder off the court than it will be on the court [to leave]. On the court basketball is basketball everywhere. But you got your family and friends and everybody, so it will be tough."
Mike Woodson has encouraged Smith to work on his mid-range game.
"Not so much a jump shooter, but get to the basket more, which is something I definitely have to work on, without a doubt," Smith said. "Get to the free-throw line. To be athletic and having the talent that I have and not get to the free-throw line, it's tough."