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Benched J.R. Smith: Communication is Over

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While Tyson Chandler returned following a four-game absence due to bronchitis, (J.R.) Smith was kept on the bench for the second time in four games.

“I stopped being surprised after the Miami game,” Smith said, adding (Knicks’ coach Mike) Woodson gave him “no reason” for his latest benching and didn’t tell him he wouldn’t play before the game began. “I haven’t the slightest clue (what’s going on). . . . If I’m not helping the team, there’s no point in me being here.”

“The communication from my end is over,” Smith said. “I’m going to show by my effort.”

via Peter Botte of the New York Daily News

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