If the opportunity is there I think we would be crazy not to jump at it.
Sure the kid\'s attitude has been brought into question, but he is young and impressionable. Bring him into this envrioment with Crash, EO50 and Felts and their hard work will rub off on him.
He was slated to go to UNC before choosing to go pro so teaming him with McMay and Felts would also benefit.
EO50 and JR spent some time together their rookie season filming the NBA Rookies show that aired so there is a connection there too.
SG is obviously our weakest postion and it needs to be addressed. JR might be the answer. At worst, we get a young, cheap SG who might be suited best to play back up SG for us.
At best, we get a young SG who can stroke the 3, has outstanding athletic abiltiy who might find his feet here, hit his groove and develop into a superstar.
I\'d love to see a trade of JR Smith for Melvin Ely (S&T for $6 mil over 4 years). It would suit both teams needs. We would probably have to take a contract with JR to smooth things out (maybe Jackson?) but that would suit me just fine.
The other thing trading for him would do would be create some much needed buzz around the place. We need something to look forward to next season and the potential development of JR on our roster could be the perfect thing
Besides, if we did get JR and he exploded into the player people thought he could be, nothing would please me more than telling Bugboy all about it!!
The only real obsticle (and it could be a huge one) is that he\'s not really a BB type of player. BB suffers no fools and if all the reports about JR are true, I can\'t imagine BB being that keen to take him on