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J.R. SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Lakers will not pursue J.R. Smith

It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: J.R. Smith, Nick Young and Kobe Bryant walk into a gym for the Los Angeles Lakers, but there's only one basketball. Chaos ensues.But rumors liking the Smith and the Lakers started to spring up this week from parts unknown, giving Los Angeles fans cause for concern and the rest of the country the potential for a nice case of schadenfreude.Fortunately...
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4 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs’ J.R. Smith opts out to test free agency, wants to return to Cleveland

It’s that time of year: NBA Players exercise their rights to opt out of their current contracts in hopes of securing deals that either pay them more or provide them security over a longer period of time. For Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith, it may be a product of both. According to Shams Charania, Smith has opted out of his $6.4 million player option and will look to cash...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith exits NBA Finals on PhunkeeDuck scooter

Like his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, J.R. Smith was very disappointed while exiting Quicken Loans Arena after a Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. But unlike the rest, Smith rode out in style. Smith made his way out of the Cavs locker room riding a PhunkeeDuck Scooter, which you can read...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 17, 2015  |  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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