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J.R. SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: J.R. Smith Throws Down Nasty One-Hander at Basketball Clinic

Current free agent J.R. Smith posted a video of himself yesterday driving past a defender and throwing down a nasty one-handed jam at a youth basketball clinic in Guam. Smith is currently hosting the basketball clinic with Miami Heat guard Gerald Green and Cleveland Cavaliers director of player development Phil Handy. As far as Smith’s free agency plans are concerned, the 6’6″...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: ‘I Just Want to Be Somewhere I Can Make a Difference’

J.R. Smith has been a free agent for what seems like forever. For a player who opted out of his $6.4 million deal for the 2015-16 season, one would think that Smith would have been signed by now. After over a month of free agency, that has not been the case. While it’s been a frustrating situation for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and their streaky shooter, Smith has clarified exactly...
Via Cavaliers Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith throws down one-handed slam dunk at exhibition game in Guam

Over the weekend, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was overseas in Guam participating in a special basketball clinic hosted by Cleveland Cavaliers director of player development, Phil Handy. During the clinic, there was an exhibition game and as you might figure, J.R. decided to show off his aerial abilities with this one-handed slam dunk: #Guam #A.O.N.F. A video posted...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith to meet with Cavs this week

In what has been a quiet free agency for J.R. Smith, the guard said that he will meet with the Cavaliers later this week to discuss a new deal, in an interview with Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. When Smith declined his $6.4 million dollar player option for the 2015-16 season on June 26, he had the mindset that he could get more money in free agency, either from the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith on regretting opting out: 'Uh, I mean, yes and no'

J.R. Smith appeared to find a new lease on life — not to mention an opportunity to resurrect his NBA career — when he landed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after being jettisoned by the New York Knicks in a midseason, three-team trade. That’s what made his decision to decline the player option on his contract...Read More The post J.R. Smith on if he regrets opting out of deal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says J.R. Smith had ‘delinquent behavior’ and ‘issues with gal’

It isn’t exactly a secret that J.R. Smith has had problems off the court, but New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has decided to remove all doubt. In the most recent edition of his Jackson chronicles, ESPN’s Charley Rosen — a former assistant coach under Jackson — spoke to the Zen Master about why Smith...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: JR Smith was traded for 'delinquent behavior'

It appears that the great Phil Jackson’s public persona no longer includes a filter. The New York Knicks executive has been increasingly candid when speaking to the media in recent years—a fact that repeated itself in comments Jackson made for an ESPN piece on the team’s 2014-15 season. And the guy that took most of the hits from Jackson was none other than current free agent...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Want to Bring Back J.R. Smith on Modest Contract

Maybe J.R. Smith should have opted in for the 2015-16 season after all. Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers want to bring back J.R. Smith, but on a modest one-year contract. Smith declined his $6.4 million player option for the upcoming season in hopes of landing a longer-term and more lucrative contract from Cleveland. Pluto goes into detail about...
Via Cavaliers Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith zones out during coach's halftime speech

JR Smith had his career-defining moment in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Unfortunately, that moment was not a positive one for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ABC showed video of David Blatt giving a speech to his team during halftime of the game while they trailed the Warriors 45-43. Smith could not possibly have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: We didn't run out of gas

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been famously short-handed in the NBA Playoffs, and especially in the Finals. Without the injured Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, head coach David Blatt has leaned on a short rotation. Fatigue has looked to be an issue, and the Cavs have been outscored in the fourth quarter of every game but Game 1.1 Cavs guard J.R. Smith, however, would not use fatigue...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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