J.R. Smith has been suspended for 5 games without pay for violating the NBA's Anti drug program. The drug was not disclosed but still J.R. Smith is suspended for 5 games.
This might be news in New York and people might overreact and say J.R. Smith is a stupid idiot and should not be with the Knicks. This might be a non issue because J.R. Smith is recovering from his knee surgery and if he says he ready he could miss those 5 games and recover from his injury.
This will not be a factor if the Knicks are title contenders. To me I think the Knicks are the 2nd or 3rd best team in the east and has the most fire power than any other team than the heat to challenge for the eastern conference crown.