• Knicks' Woodson says top Sixth Man Smith must 'grow up'

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 2, 2013
    Woodson said Smith "has got to grow up and do the right things." "But hey, we know what we're facing and we've got to get through it, and we've got to make sure that he understands it's something that can't happen again." New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson has a simple message for the recently suspended J.R. Smith it's time to grow up. "But hey, we know what we're facing and we've got to get through it, and we've got to make sure that he understands it's something that can't happen again." Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J.R. Woodson said he was disappointed in Smith's actions, but would continue to support him. "I'm not going to throw him out to the pasture," Woodson said. Smith is recovering from offseason knee surgery and might not be ready for the beginning of the regular season. Then he received a one-game suspension in the playoffs for foolishly throwing an elbow into Jason Terry's face in Game 3 of a first-round series against Boston, before getting hit with the five-game ban last month.

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