JR Smith 2 NY

J.R. Smith returned from playing basketball in China and sent the world a message this morning:

“New York Knicks It Is!” @TheRealJRSmith tweeted.

So, there you have it Knicks fans, household names all over the roster. Smith joins former team Carmelo Anthony Will he start or be the 6th man? Either way, the lineup looks promising when healthy.

Jeremy Lin – J.R. Smith – Carmelo Anthony – Amare Stoudemire – Tyson Chandler

Iman Shumpert – Landry Fields – Bill Walker – Jared Jeffries – Jerome Jordan

From the bench unit, Shumpert, Fields, and Jeffries have starting experience and played extensively, and the bench play is critical in the playoffs. And in Mike D’Antoni’s system with a defensive assistant coach in Mike Woodson, formerly with Atlanta, the New York Knicks appear to be contenders and their play could put them in the conversation with Miami and Chicago. Jeremy Lin is positioned to continue his great story, and the Knicks are back.