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J.R. Smith Fined $50K, Knicks Considering Trading Him


J.R. Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA for “recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct”, Smith was warned after he untied Shawn Marion’s shoe during a free throw stoppage a few days ago that he would face consequences if he did it again. Last night against the Detroit Pistons, J.R. tried to untie Greg Monroe’s shoes but couldn’t do it, the league caught on and he has been fined $50,000.

Marc Stein is reporting that the New York Knicks are frustrated with Smith and considering trading him.

While they acknowledge that a trade may be difficult to pull off, the New York Knicks in recent days began exploring the potential market for guard J.R. Smith, ESPN.com has learned.

Sources close to the situation said Wednesday that the organization has become increasingly frustrated with Smith’s on- and off-the-court transgressions and may feel that a fresh start would be best for all parties.

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