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Report: Knicks' JR Smith tested positive for marijuana

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07:38 AM ET 09.07 | It's the risk the Knicks were willing to take when they went all in on J.R. Smith. Smith will be suspended by the NBA for five games for violating the league's Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday. Smith tested positive for marijuana, according to a source. The suspension is without pay and starts only when he is fit to play, though it's unclear who would make that determination. Smith is rehabbing from mid-July knee surgery and may not be ready for the season opener on Oct. 30, based on his timetable of 12-to-16 weeks.

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September 7, 2013  07:43 AM ET

He's part of the 99 percentile in the NBA.

September 7, 2013  08:15 AM ET

But why is he only suspended for 5 games?

September 7, 2013  09:16 AM ET

When Smith guaranteed the Knicks would win a championship, we should have known he was on something. At least it's not crack.

September 7, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Next Time Don't Inhale, Bro.

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September 7, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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He's part of the 99 percentile in the NBA.

How many use steroids?

September 7, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Next Time Don't Inhale, Bro.

Bill Clinton didn't.

September 7, 2013  10:23 AM ET

JR must really love the limelight! I wonder if management are regretting their decision to resign him? They should cut their losses and trade this guy for a 5th round pick!

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September 7, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Going by the photo, he apparently lifts his leg to pee.

September 7, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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Going by the photo, he apparently lifts his leg to pee.

So does my dog. What a coincidence.

September 7, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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But why is he only suspended for 5 games?

Five too many if you ask me.

September 7, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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man this was a collective defining moment for the frachise.they chose to re-up a selfish, knucklehead who basically cost them a chance at the ECF. I absolutely would cut this fool- show the team that selfishness is not acceptable and that proper behavior for a professional is more important than anything else.As I told mma yesterday-them re-upping smith was a failure on a philosophical level they continue to put zero weight on character-and what drove me to abandon ship

Agreed! What's happening now just proves that management made a huge mistake. Nobody was bidding for his service. NY outbid itself and it's costing them! They can still try to trade him for pennies because it looks like JR is gonna get worse base on his actions. So far there are no signs of positive impact...

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September 7, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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Five too many if you ask me.

No one asked you.

September 7, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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There's really not much more to say about this other than I hope he grows up. Maybe this will help nudge him to looking harder at himself. Sometimes times like this can be defining moments. Hopefully sitting out 5 games and watching his teammates play without him will make him regret things even more.

Not a chance. He is as dumb as a box of hammers.

September 7, 2013  11:35 AM ET

Smith looks like he's about to deliver a shin to the ribcage there.

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