J.R. Smith has made quite the impression since signing with the Knicks last month. He's shooting 37 percent from the field and has already been fined $25,000 for tweeting a picture of the "girl with the biggest ass ever." But it's not like the Knicks weren't warned. The New York Post reports that Carmelo Anthony advised against signing Smith:
A couple of weeks before the signing, Anthony was asked if the Knicks should sign his former teammate who has a thuggish reputation. Anthony and Smith share the same agent, Leon Rose.
"If it happens, it happens and I'll be happy," Anthony said publicly before the signing.
But, according to the source, Anthony was not gung-ho and was "hurt'' Knicks upper management tossed his advice out the window.
This may only improve team chemistry.