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Has J. R. Smith gone one step too far?

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The New York Knicks are weighing up the possibility of trading shooting guard J. R. Smith, according to the ESPN.

ESPN claim the Eastern Conference franchise have lost patience with Smith, who was banned for five games in September for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, due to his on-court performances and behaviour away from basketball.

A source has told ESPN that the New York Knicks feel a move away from Madison Square Garden would suit both them and Smith.

Smith was this week fined $50,000 by the NBA for trying to untie Detroit Piston center Greg Monroe's shoelaces.

The American pulled off the same stunt against the Dallas Mavericks when Smith successfully untied Shawn Marion's shoelaces, which you can see in the highlights package above.

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has labelled Smith's recent conduct 'unacceptable' and has warned the former Denver Nuggets star that he must change his ways.

Smith - who has two years left on his contract - has since apologised for his recent actions, however the Knicks are said to have already drawn up plans to trade Smith.

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