Does Smith put Knicks near top of East?

Knicks interim GM Glen Grunwald has stockpiled the Knicks with plenty of talent.

Is it enough to put New York in the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference?

In a rare chat with reporters on Friday, Grunwald was asked if the new-look Knicks (15-16) have enough to compete with Chicago (25-7) and Miami (24-7) in the East.

"Well, you know, I hope so and we're going to find out," said Grunwald, who added J.R. Smith to the roster on Friday. "We have a lot of good basketball players, we have a very good coach. We have a team that seems to be coming together. So we're going to do all we can and we'll find out how good we are in the next couple of months."

What do you think? Does the J.R. Smith acquisition put the Knicks among the top teams in the Eastern Conference?

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