Smiith wasn’t suspended by the team; they apparently just asked him to work on his demeanor: “Smith sometimes forces shots and loses focus on defense. ‘I’ve got to work on some things with myself,’ Smith said after practice Tuesday. ‘Just my attitude toward the game. I’ve got to control my body language. And stay focused.’ Smith gave his first interview since his actions during Saturday’s game nearly led the Nuggets to suspend him. Smith met Monday with Karl to sort things out. ‘We got a lot of things off our chests,’ Smith said. ‘I’m just glad we’re on the same page.’ Asked if the experience of the past few days is something he will learn from, or isn’t a big deal, Smith said, ‘We’ve been through this stuff before … So it’s not really a big deal.”‘
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