Smith, back from his stint playing in China, is finally back in the USA and ready to make an impact in the NBA. This is nothing to sneeze at, however. Smith is a phenomenal athlete, and makes an immediate impact wherever he decides to land. The Knicks seem to be close to getting a deal done, which would make them an even scarier team down the stretch. With Smith, the Knicks could roll out a lineup of Jeremy Lin, Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, and Amare Stoudemire, then have Landry Fields, Baron Davis, Iman Shumpert, Jared Jeffries, and Steve Novak coming off the bench. The Knicks, after being one of the NBA’s biggest disappointments less than a month ago, may be NBA Finals contenders before we know it. Don’t overlook this signing; JR Smith can play.