Melo Hoping Tough Love Helps J.R. Smith
(Carmelo) Anthony delivered a dose of tough love to (J.R.) Smith during the conversation.
“The time is now,” Anthony said he told Smith. “You’ve got to want to help yourself. Everybody else wants to help you, but if you don’t want to help yourself, that defeats the purpose.”
“We wish the suspension didn’t happen but it happened and we move forward from that. He had a long offseason, thinking about what’s been going on, trying to get back. Hopefully he turns over that new leaf.”