Contracts are based on potential. You know what you have with JR but Lin could still improve. Add in the fact he plays point guard and had some huge games equals perfect storm for big deal. Knicks should have offered a deal first and been aggressive with him. They let him go find a deal and seems like Lin got butthurt and didnt want to come back to NY.
Contracts aren't necessarily based on potential. It's other factors that go into that equation. Allow me to ask you this, let's say Lin becomes stagnant. He begins to play the way he played, once players got enough tape on him. If you're a GM, are you seriously okay with paying him $15 million? I'm not concerned about the Knicks botched negotiations, it's a known fact by now...#KnicksLost, it's what they do...this is strictly about that $15 million......
it may be true, but JR should not have signed with us if he wanted more money. we cant give him more money. Lin may be making more than him, which isn't fair, but that's the way the contract situations went for both of them. But you dont speak to the media. They don't give a fu*k about the k nicks and are now using this to put more heat than is necessary on the Knicks. You are right JR. but you don't say it out loud.
This has nothing to do with JR Smith's contract. Nothing in the article insinuates that he wishes he had more. For all we know, he could be truly speaking about players in the locker room. The way I see it, JR Smith took a paycut to play somewhere he felt he had a chance to win. He could have easily gotten a Landry Fields type of contract, elsewhere. Again, he could have went about answering the question better (even though, he actually answered it well, in my opinion) but he definitely isn't wrong.