Ben KopelmanIt was a bit bizarre to see J.R. Smith sitting, while a very sluggish Knicks team struggled to get up and down the floor Tuesday night. The situation seemed to scream for a pair of fresh legs that could spark the offense. So, regardless of his current positioning on the depth chart, I was still surprised that he did not play at all last night.
Something must have happened after the whole shoelace incident for Smith to find himself back in the doghouse, right? He played well enough in his limited role against the Sixers and Suns to have earned those same minutes, no?
Lo and behold, something may have happened causing Woodson’s reversal.
I'm hearing J.R. Smith was upset he played just 45 secs of OT in Monday 's win over Suns. J.R. said something to Mike Woodson & was benched—
Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 15, 2014
Mouthing off less than a week after being benched? Sounds like a good way to find yourself back in the principal’s office. J.R. continues to prove that he is his own worst enemy.