JR Smith doesn’t know why he was benched in Knicks loss to Bobcats [video]


JR Smith is still in Knicks head coach Mike Brown’s doghouse.Woodson held JR out of the 108-98 loss to the Bobcats. JR says he’s unsure what needs to be done to fix the situation.

He said he’s focused on “trying to fix what’s going on here.” But then Smith questioned again whether his future is with the Knicks after being asked what needed to be fixed.

“Honestly, I don’t know,” Smith said. “Take it every day, day by day and figure out what I can do to help the team. If I’m not helping the team, there’s no point in me being here.”

The Knicks flew to Indiana, where they will play the Pacers Thursday. Smith presumably went with them. But when he was asked if he would talk to Woodson or the coaching staff about what’s happening, he said no. “The communication from my end is over,” he said. “I’m going to show by my effort.”

JR reportedly packed a suitcase in front of his locker following the loss. JR wasn’t alerted prior to the game that he wouldn’t be playing.


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