JR Smith thinks Jeremy Lin’s Contract could cause jealously issues with other Knicks
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JR Smith on playing with Jason Kidd last week
“Wherever J-Kidd is, that’s where I want to be,” Smith said Friday. “I love his game . . . I love his demeanor toward the game, how serious he takes the game. I’ve heard he’s one of the best teammates. He’s a class act (quote made before Kidd’s DWI from this weekend), from my understanding.” “I pretty much knew I was going to sign,” Smith said. “I really don’t want to go nowhere else. I’m comfortable in my situation. I got a great opportunity from the team last year to come here and help and contribute. I really don’t think I did that last year. I still got a lot to prove. I’m excited.”
JR Smith on Jeremy Lin’s contract controversy this weekend
“I’m sure the city would love to have him back, but the team decided to go in a different direction,” Smith said. “It’s nothing personal, I don’t think, just business. We just hope everybody can benefit from here.
“I don’t really know how Mr. Dolan feels at this point with what the luxury tax is now and what it used to be, but I just hope it works out the best for both of them.”
Asked if Lin’s contract could cause a challenging dynamic with his teammates, Smith agreed.
“Without a doubt,” he said. “I think some guys take it personal, because they’ve been doing it longer and haven’t received any reward for it yet. I think it’s a tough subject to touch on for a lot of guys.”