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J.R. Smith Rumors: Guard Confirms He Is Close To Deal With New York Knicks

Earlier Thursday afternoon, rumors suggested that former Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was nearing a deal with the New York Knicks. According to Alex Kennedy, who spoke with Smith, that is indeed true.

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Smith, who has been playing overseas in China, has spent the last five seasons with the Denver Nuggets. Last season he averaged 12.3 points per game primarily as a bench player and hit 39% of his three-point attempts. It appears as though Denver was never an option for his services this season.

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