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“J.R.J.R. Smith(notes) has been with the Denver Nuggets since the summer of 2006 when he got traded to the team from the Chicago Bulls, who he was with for only a few days after coming over in a trade with his original team, the New Orleans Hornets. It's looking right now like he'll remain a Nugget despite all his recent unhappiness., according to ESPN.

Smith openly sulked on the bench last Saturday night about his playing time while his team beat his former team, the Hornets, in overtime. Since then, team execs have been yapping internally about him ever since, trying to figure out the best way to deal with a petulant child. (May we suggest "Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach"?)

There was also talk in-house supposedly of just packing up Smith and his emotional baggage and sending him on out of Denver before the Feb. 18 trading deadline.

But according to ESPN, Smith isn't going anywhere. Guess the Nuggets like those 14.5 points per game.

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Source: ESPN

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