JR Smith Thinks Jeremy Lin’s Contract Would Make Other Knicks Jealous

Jeremy Lin’s 3-year, $25 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets has already been called “ridiculous” by Carmelo Anthony, and now JR Smith says that it would be a source of jealousy in the Knicks’ locker room should New York elect to match it. Per SI: “I’m sure the city would love to have him back, but the team decided to go in a different direction,’ Smith said. ‘It’s nothing personal, I don’t think, just business. We just hope everybody can benefit from here. I don’t really know how Mr. Dolan feels at this point with what the luxury tax is now and what it used to be, but I just hope it works out the best for both of them.’ Asked if Lin’s contract could cause a challenging dynamic with his teammates, Smith agreed. ‘Without a doubt,’ he said. ‘I think some guys take it personal, because they’ve been doing it longer and haven’t received any reward for it yet. I think it’s a tough subject to touch on for a lot of guys.'”