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NBA suspends JR Smith

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The NBA has suspended JR Smith after he hit Glen Rice Junior in the “groin” (yes, that means balls) in Tuesday night’s Knicks-Wizards game. Smith, who was suspended for five games last year after failing a drug test, will only be forced to miss one game this time around, at least as far as the NBA is concerned. As such, JR will not play in Wednesday night’s game against the Pistons (whose point guard, Brandon Jennings, was the recipient of hostile tweets from Smith which led to JR receiving a $25,000 fine last season). -Tommy Rothman

The GIF of the hit is below

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Knicks Media Day Quotes & Tweets

Knicks Media Day Quotes & Tweets

The best / most important quotes from members of the Knicks from today’s Media Day Session, along with analysis from reporters.

  1. The day started with an announcement that the Knicks had picked up Mike Woodson’s option for the 2014-2015 season.
  2. The Knicks announce they have picked up the option on Mike Woodson’s contract for the 2014-15 season.
  3. KOACH WUDSEN HAZ JOB SEKURITEEEEE
  4. Knicks pick up option on Mike Woodson. Don’t equate that with job security…just means Woodson gets a golden parachute if he’s fired.
  5. Woodson is 72-34 as Knicks coach.
  6. Knicks Media Day set to start with new president and GM Steve Mills speaking first.
  7. Steve Mills says his new job “came about suddenly.” When Dolan approached him, he thought he had the “skill set” to rebuild organization.
  8. Mills says he will be “leaning” on the personnel men such as Gabriel, Warkentien, Mark Hughes early on.
  9. Steve Mills: “Our goal is to a win a championship this year. We think we have a good chance to do that.”
  10. Mills on several occasions sys won’t address the unorthodox timing. Says that’s more a question for Dolan, who is not here.
  11. Mills on what James Dolan and he discussed: “Jim and I talked a lot about making this a place that people want to come play.”
  12. Steve Mills just confirmed that he is considering adding someone to work directly under him. Could be someone from within.
  13. Well, if you were hoping Steve Mills would clear up the Grunwald ouster, you’ll be left wanting. Maybe JR will clear it up.
  14. Mike Woodson begins to field questions
  15. Woodson said Knicks want Melo to stay, but they’re worried about this season, defending their Division title and competing for an NBA title.
  16. Mike Woodson said Amar’e Stoudemire had another “minor procedure” on his knee. He said he’s “rehabbing nicely.”
  17. Woodson on Glen: “I have nothing to do with that change. I wish him nothing but the best from the bottom of my heart.”
  18. The conversation turns to JR Smith’s suspension…
  19. Woodson says hopes to have J.R. back for the first game. Which means sixth game after five-game suspension.
  20. Woodson on J.R.’s suspension: “I don’t condone anything like that. J.R. knows he made a major mistake. Hopefully learning experience.”
  21. J.R. Smith: “I’m more disappointed because I let my teammates down more than anything. I let Mr. Dolan down.”
  22. Woodson on J.R.’s 5-game ban. “I’m sure he will apologize to this organization and his teammates b/c we’ve made a major commitment to him.”
  23. … and his knee
  24. J.R. Smith admits he waited until after he signed to have surgery because his first obligation was to take care of his family. More honesty

BREAKING: NBA SUSPENDS SMITH, AND MORE COULD BE ON THE WAY

                   Smith Suspended 1 Game, and Could Miss Future Games as Well.

                                                            By Tommy Rothman

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Knicks Sixth Man J.R. Smith has been suspended 1 game for elbowing Jason Terry in game 3 of the Knicks-Celtics first round series. In addition to this suspension, Smith is in danger of future suspensions. There are 2 types of flagrant fouls: Flagrant 1 and Flagrant 2. A Flagrant 1 (unnecessary contact) earns a player 1 “Flagrant point”, while a Flagrant 2 (unnecessary and excessive contact) earns a player 2 “Flagrant points”. Smith was assessed a Flagrant 2 in last night’s game. After he serves his 1 game suspension during Sunday’s game 4, Smith could get suspended again, because Smith has 2 Flagrant points during the playoffs, and any player who gets 4 or more during one postseason receives an automatic suspension. Here are the NBA playoff Flagrant Foul suspension rules.

Player at 2 points commits a FFP2: automatic one-game suspension

Player at 3 or 4 points commits a FFP1: automatic one-game suspension

Player at 3 or 4 points commits a FFP2: automatic two-game suspension

Player at 5 points or more commits a FFP1 or FFP2: automatic two-game suspension