The Denver Nuggets have suspended guard J.R. Smith for the first three games of the regular season for conduct detrimental to the team.
Smith will miss Denver’s games vs. Seattle on Oct. 31, at Minnesota on Nov. 2 and vs. New Orleans on Nov. 4.
“I take full responsibility for my actions that led to this suspension,” said Smith. “I realize that the organization wants to help me become not only a better player but also the best person I can off the court. I apologize to my teammates, the coaching staff, my family and Nuggets fans. I promise to learn from this situation and look forward to returning shortly and being the best teammate I possibly can.”