Smith has a $2.5 million player option for next season he can either exercise and remain with the Knicks or decline, which would make him a free agent. The erratic-shooting 2-guard is a valuable sixth man, but he was brutal in the final three games against Miami.
Smith, who, ironically, has a tattoo behind his left ear that reads “swish,” shot just 3-for-15 in the Knicks’ 106-94 Game 5 loss last night, which followed his 5-for-18 brickfest in Game 3 and his 3-for-15 nightmare in Game 4.
In the final three games of the season, Smith threw up 48 shots. And hit 11.
He's arguably the dumbest player I've ever seen lace em up but you can't question his heart, effort or talent. If he comes back for the 2.5, I'd welcome him with open arms. I wouldn't break the bank for him though. I think a cheaper, very similar option in Nick Young is available this summer also.