Knicks sign JR Smith, waive Balkman

The New York Knicks signed JR Smith on Friday, hoping his 3-point shooting can improve one of their biggest weaknesses. The timing may be risky with the Knicks playing their best basketball of the season, but the Knicks think Smith will be worth the

By Johnette Howard The Knicks signed JR Smith, who is 5th in the NBA in 3-point percentage over the last 3 seasons. Do you know one way you can tell Carmelo Anthony hasn't played for the Knicks that long? Or how it's obvious Jeremy Lin is new around

By John-Paul Helk JR Smith is going to be a New York Nicks player, and he wants the world to know. The free agent shooting guard announced his intentions via Twitter Friday morning, which caused an influx of tweets from basketball fans about it.

Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been actively recruiting Smith, whom he played with on the Hornets for two seasons. "I think our chances are very high," Paul told's Marc Stein earlier this week. "Who knows JR better than me?

J.R. Smith said on Twitter on Friday that he was joining the Knicks.