According to NY Post, the New York Knicks are likely to keep J.R. Smith on the bench once again for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Smith, who the Knicks are trying to scare with trade talks after he was hit with a $50,000 fine for attempting to untie a player's shoelace on two separate occasions, was benched for Thursday's win over the Miami Heat.
Head coach Mike Woodson was clearly trying to send a message to Smith for his behavior throughout the season, and Smith isn't happy about the fact he'll likely sit out a second consecutive game.
One can understand why Woodson is keeping a firm stance on the issue. Following Thursday's game, Smith was photographed in a Manhattan nightclub posing for a picture as he untied a clubber's shoelace (not exactly a sign he feels any remorse over the incident).
[H/T to Josh, who supplied the picture to Deadspin]