Friday, August 22, 2008
J.R. Smith Signed... Finally!
(Boulder-CO) The Prodigy will be in Denver for at least the next three years reports The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey. The Denver Nuggets re-signed J.R. Smith today to a three-year contract with undisclosed terms in what is most likely their last move of the off season. This Summer Smith was asked to join USA Basketball's Select Team that practices against the Senior National Team.
Smith, only 22-years old, is entering his fifth season in the NBA after being drafted 18th overall in by New Orleans before being traded to Chicago and then again in the same off season to the Nuggets for Howard Eisley and two second round picks back in 2006.
The Denver Nuggets have a major question to be answered this season when it comes to who will spend the most time in their back court with The Answer. Hopefully, J.R. Smith's game will continue to steadily improve, both offensively and defensively, as this move signifies that he will most likely be the Nuggets' starting shooting guard for if/when Allen Iverson is lost to free-agency after this year.