After being names the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, things have gone downhill for the Knicks J.R. Smith. He put up paltry numbers during the playoffs, and was rumored to be out partying after games. Then he underwent knee surgery which will see him miss the beginning of the season.
It was some of J.R.'s personal decisions that had coach Mike Woodson scratching his head. First it was Smith's fashion choice to dye his hair blonde which Woodson didn't agree with, and then the Knick's sixth man was booked by the league for testing positive for a banned substance (weed.)
Speaking about his mercurial swingman, Coach Woodson told the press that J.R. needs to "grow up and do the right things."
Woodson said Wednesday he and the players stand behind Smith, but that they all need to “make sure that he understands it’s something that can’t happen again.”