JR Smith

J.R. Smith has been given the boot on this upcoming road trip.

Smith, now wearing a protective boot, didn’t practice Thursday and will not make the Knicks’ three-game preseason road trip that starts Friday night in Montreal vs. the Raptors.

Smith missed Saturday’s game in Hartford with what the Knicks termed a sore ankle but Smith told The Post it was an Achilles injury.

Smith practiced Tuesday, but was shut down Wednesday.

– Reported by Marc Berman on the New York Post (Blog)