So maybe this shoe untying thing isn’t so funny. Fans laughed at it, but Mike Woodson was PISSED that he did it again. JR Smith was fined $50k earlier today for his antics and now according to a new report the Knicks are looking for a trade. Damn, cold world. Report after the jump…
While they realize it may be difficult to pursue, the New York Knicks have begun to explore the potential trade market for guard J.R. Smith in recent days, ESPN.com has learned.
Sources close to the situation said Wednesday that the organization has become increasingly frustrated with Smith’s on and off-court transgressions and increasingly feel that a fresh start might be best for all parties.
Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for “recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct” following his shoelace stunts in the New York Knicks’ past two games.
Wednesday’s fine didn’t necessarily push the Knicks over the top, but one source with knowledge of the Knicks’ thinking said the organization has become “fed up” with Smith’s erratic behavior.