Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was involved in an altercation at the team's practice facility on Aug. 13, when police were called after an individual not with the Nuggets said he was attacked by Smith after running in drills with him.
Charges will not be filed, but things are not well in Denver right now. "They were just wanting the guy to be physical with J.R., telling the other guys, 'Hey, body up on the guys and really make them work,'" a source said. "J.R. just lost it. He tried to choke the kid, and the kid called the cops." Smith, who is due to be traded soon, spent time in jail last year, George Karl is sick, they fired the core of the front office and haven't hired a new general manager yet, and it sounds like Carmelo Anthony is on his way out of town after the season.