The Knicks are stuck with J.R. Smith in New York

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The Knicks have never been Smith’s primary focus.

Knicks guard J.R. Smith and head coach Mike Woodson reportedly “exchanged heated words” after Wednesday’s 83-78 win over the Chicago Bulls in New York.

Woodson apparently criticized Smith’s shot selection and the erratic gunslinger responded to his boss with a “lewd” comment.

Subsequently, like a petulant child, the 28-year-old Smith attempted only one shot during Friday’s loss to the Celtics.

ESPN.com reports that New York’s aggressively trying to package Smith in a trade.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to envision that any franchise would willingly employ the 2013 Sixth Man of the Year.

Roughly 11 days after inking a four-year contract worth $24.7 million, Smith underwent patellar tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus of his bummed joint on July 15.

Smith, who began the season serving a five game suspension for blowing reefer, has also been pinched using cannabis on three occasions as a professional.

New York is 7-16 and battling the Philadelphia 76ers for futility in the Atlantic Division.

The Knicks are deeply flawed and not even the legendary Red Holzman could succeed with this clumsy roster.

Regardless, no matter how “lewd” things get for New York and Mike Woodson, there are 24.7 million reasons why J.R. Smith will remain a Knick in Gotham until 2017.

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