Posted September 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: J.R. Smith
TEAMS: New York Knicks
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was suspended without pay for five regular-season games by the NBA on Friday for violating the anti-drug program. Smith, coming off offseason surgery on his left knee, will sit out the first five games for which he is eligible and physically able to play. Smith had patella tendon surgery and arthroscopy that will keep him from joining the Knicks when they open training camp late this month. Smith won the Sixth Man of the Year award last season and helped shoot the Knicks into the playoffs before struggling in the postseason. He averaged 18.1 points during the regular season.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Report: NBA to suspend J.R. Smith

Tweet New York Knicks guard and reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith has been suspended by the NBA for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to Y! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA is suspending Knicks guard J,R. Smith for violating the league's substance abuse policy, sources tell Yahoo Sports — […]

J.R. Smith says New York Knicks will win NBA title

J.R. Smith (Photo Credit: Adam Runger/Reuters) In addition to J.R. Smith dyeing his hair blonde and red, it has been a very colorful offseason for the New York Knicks. The Knicks reigning sixth man of the year may be mercurial when it comes to his play on the court, but he is always consistent when it comes to making headlines off the court.  Last week, while attending a PGA Foundation...

In Not Surprising News, J.R. Smith Suspended For Failed Drug Test

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith will be suspended for five games Yahoo Sports reports. A source says the New York Knicks guard tested positive for marijuana, thus violating the NBA’s substance abuse policy. The Association is expected to make a formal announcement late Friday or Monday. Smith is currently out of commission as he recovers from his knee surgery...

PHOTO: N.Y. Post has a little fun at J.R. Smith's expense

Knicks star J.R Smith was suspended five games for violating the NBA’s drug policy on Friday.  A 5-game suspension is issued after a third failed test for a recreational drug and Smith reportedly tested positive for marijuana. The New York Post always picks on NYC star athletes on its back page, and JR has stepped his cookies up to the big time with this suspension. Check the...

J.R. Smith suspended five games

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was suspended without pay for five regular-season games by the NBA on Friday for violating the anti-drug program. Smith, coming off offseason surgery on his left knee, will sit out the first five games for which he is eligible and physically able to play. Smith had patella tendon surgery and arthroscopy that will keep him from joining the Knicks...

Russell Westbrook, J.R. Smith & More At New York Fashion Week

It’s Fashion Week in New York, and many style conscientious ballers are in town for the the week long festivities which began Thursday September 5 and will run through the 12th. Day 1 and 2 featured OKC’s Russell Westbrook and Knicks J.R. Smith: Russell Westbrook sits front row with the Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine – sitting beside the fashion icon could...

Knicks Guard J.R. Smith Receives Five Game Suspension

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was suspended for violating the NBA’s substance abuse policy, reported Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Smith allegedly tested positive for marijuana.  The recipient of last year’s Sixth Man of the Year Award will be suspended for five games of the 2013-14 season. Smith is currently recovering from knee surgery and is expected to return...

J.R. Smith Suspended 5 Games For Violation of Substance Abuse Policy

Now we know why J.R. Smith is guaranteeing championships for the Knicks. Smith, the reigning 6th man of the year has been suspended by the NBA for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Smith will be suspended 5 games and that marijuana was the banned substance of choice. Y! Sources: New York's J.R. Smith suspended 5 games for violating...

J.R. Smith To Receive Five-Game Suspension For Violating NBA Drug Policy

J.R. Smith is expected to be suspended for five games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy. Smith did not test positive for a performance enhancing drug, but the length of his suspension suggests it is regarding a positive marijunana test. Smith was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year last season with the New York Knicks and received a contract extension in free agency. Smith...

J.R. Smith suspended for violating substance abuse policy

It's been a rough offseason for J.R. Smith despite signing a three-year $17.9 million contract (third year is a player option). After re-signing with the New York Knicks Smith had surgery on his left knee and repaired a tear in his lateral meniscus. The surgery was announced on July 15 and his expected timetable for being out was 12-16 weeks. Being sidelined until October or...

NBA to suspend J.R. Smith 5 games for smoking weed

Say it ain't so, J.R. Say it ain't so. According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, J.R. Smith will be suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The NBA is suspending Knicks guard J,R. Smith for violating the league's substance abuse policy, sources tell Yahoo Sports — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 6, 2013 Man, the Knicks...

New York Knicks Off-Season – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The New York Knicks had an eventful off-season. Maybe it wasn’t on the level of “#HELLOBROOKLYN, WE’VE REBUILT OUR TEAM INTO THE 2012 FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT BOSTON CELTICS”…but it was active nonetheless. Considering training camp is rapidly approaching, let’s take a quick run through the good, the bad and the ugly of the Knicks off-season. THE GOOD Cheap Labor! - The...
Knicks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.