J.R. Smith is expected to be suspended for five games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy.

Smith did not test positive for a performance enhancing drug, but the length of his suspension suggests it is regarding a positive marijunana test.

Smith was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year last season with the New York Knicks and received a contract extension in free agency.

Smith was believed to be expected to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery in the offseason.