J.R. SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: J.R. Smith responds to Cavs’ latest contract offer

On Cavs Media Day, General Manager David Griffin opened with statements regarding now-retired Mo Williams and unrestricted J.R. Smith. Griffin said that the Cavs had put together a “competitive and aggressive” offer for J.R. Smith and hoped a deal would get done soon. Here’s Griffin’s full quote: “J.R. Smith is not here today,” Griffin said. […] The post Report: J.R...
Via Cavs Nation
3 hours ago

‘I hate this s–t’: LeBron disses Cavaliers over J.R. Smith holdout

The Cavaliers opened training camp earlier this week, but they did so without J.R. Smith, who remains an unrestricted free agent while still negotiating a new contract to return to the defending champs. And LeBron James is tired of waiting for the two sides to get a deal done. Speaking to reporters on Friday, James...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

LeBron James puts pressure on Cavs to get deal done with J.R. Smith

Camp rolls on, and the Cavs miss J.R. The Cavs continued training camp on Friday afternoon, and J.R. Smith remains absent from the team as an unsigned free agent. LeBron James is sick of it. He opened up to the media in a manner that was a bit more forceful than what he exhibited a year ago for Tristan Thompson. Both Thompson and Smith share representation with LeBron James. After...
Via Fear The Sword
5 hours ago

LeBron calls out Cavs over JR Smith contract situation

The Cleveland Cavaliers and swingman J.R. Smith are in a contract stalemate, and LeBron James wishes it would end already. On Friday, LeBron made his strongest public comments yet about the negotiations between Smith and the Cavs, basically calling the team out. LeBron wants Cavs to sign JR Smith. Upset because Tristan Thompson had lengthy holdout in 2015. "I just hate to deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron pressures Cavaliers to sign J.R. Smith

The Cavaliers opened training camp earlier this week, but they did so without J.R. Smith, who remains an unrestricted free agent while still negotiating a new contract to return to the defending champs. And LeBron James is tired of waiting for the two sides to get a deal done.Speaking to reporters on Friday, James made it clear that he wants Smith back in the fold -- and that he...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

NC State basketball media day: Mark Gottfried talks Dennis Smith, Omer Yurtseven, scheduling, and more

Practice gets underway on Friday. Mark Gottfried spoke at length with reporters on Thursday afternoon at NC State’s annual media day. He addressed a bunch of topics, and you can watch the entire press conference at GoPack.com if you’re feeling up to it. Assuming you are not, here are the highlights: — Gottfried said they “don’t really have a timetable” regarding Omer...
Via Backing the Pack
23 hours ago

Why J.R. Smith Needs To Re-Sign With The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers championship run was arguably the best we’ve ever seen in the NBA. The celebrations weren’t half-bad either, and no one enjoyed them more than J.R. Smith. He showed us all how to work hard and party harder, forgot how to wear a shirt, and delivered a Father’s Day-inspired speech for the ages. Despite the glory, Smith’s future with the Cavs has yet...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: JR Smith to skip Cavaliers minicamp

J.R. Smith has always marched to the beat of his own drum. He shoots when he is supposed to pass and passes when he is supposed to shoot, yet he is beloved by both fans and coaches for his electric style of play. After helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship this June, Smith wants to get paid. It has been reported by ESPN that Smith will miss Cavaliers minicamp...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers playing hardball with free agent J.R. Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith are playing hardball. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavs do want Smith back, but aren’t interested in meeting an asking price that no other team would be willing to meet either. They are, essentially, avoiding a bidding war with themselves. Smith is said to be seeking about $15 million annually. The Cavaliers can go over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: JR Smith offered $10M per year from Cavs, wants more

J.R. Smith is one of the only notable names remaining on the NBA free agent list, and the belief is that he will eventually re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While that could ultimately be what happens, the two sides don’t seem particularly close to an agreement. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports that the Cavs offered have Smith a multiyear deal worth roughly $10...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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