JR Smith Unsure of Future With the New York Knicks
After being benched last night during a nationally-televised win against the defending champion Miami Heat, JR Smith said he didn’t know if he had a future in Gotham. The New York Knicks have grown sick of his childish ways, and Smith is uncertain of what lies ahead. Per Newsday:
A day after the NBA fined him $50,000 for trying to untie the shoe of an opposing player in two consecutive games, Smith did not play a single minute in the Knicks’ 102-92 win over the Heat Thursday night. He seemed stunned by the whole turn of events, saying coach Mike Woodson hadn’t said anything to him before the game.
“There hasn’t been any discussion,” Smith said. “That’s the whole misleading part of it. I could see if I was told, but there was no conversation about it.”
When asked about his future in New York, Smith said: “Honestly, I don’t even know at this point. At one point, I was for sure, and now it’s rocking the boat. But it is what it is. It’s the nature of the business.”
Woodson, long one of Smith’s biggest supporters, refused to talk about him before or after the game, but he didn’t have to say a word to send a loud and clear message.