J.R. Smith also has a no-trade clause, I'm told.
ESPN "Free-agent guard J.R. Smith has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced on his Instagram page Thursday night. The deal is for two years and more than $10 million total, sources told ESPN.com. The second year of the contract will be a player option. Because of collective..." August 21
CBS Sports "With the majority of the roster eligible for new contracts this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made it a point to bring back basically the same team that fell short in the NBA Finals last season. Tristan Thompson is still unsigned, which according to LeBron James is Cleveland's No. 1..." August 17
Black Sports Online "See the girl on the right? That is Ashley Weatherspoon, that is the girl JR Smith has dated on and off for the last two years. The reason I know who she is, was because I saw her at every game I covered during the NBA Finals. She and JR were just on vacation a couple of weeks ago. See the..." August 08
Spoke to a league source who says it's just a matter of time until the Cavs re-sign Tristan & JR & believes Cavs only keep 14 on the roster.
Fox Sports Ohio "J.R. Smith, participating in a Guam basketball clinic, told the Pacific Daily News he just wants to be somewhere he can make a difference. "I don't want to be somewhere I can't have an affect on the team," Smith said. Smith opted out of the final year of his contact to become a free agent on..." August 04
Sixers expressed interest in free agent guard JR Smith, but that's dwindled. Cavs want to re-sign Smith, letting market determine his value.
Black Sports Online "Over the weekend some rumors came up that the Lakers were on the verge of signing JR Smith. According to the Lakers those rumors aren’t true and they have no interest in JR. JR options are fairly limited at the moment. " July 27
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent J.R. Smith said he will meet with the Cavaliers this week to discuss a new contract and is prepared for the possibility that he could make less than the $6.4 million he walked away from when he declined his player's option with Cleveland in June. "That's always part of the gamble of..." July 21
CBS Sports "In Charley Rosen's latest ESPN piece in a series about the 2014-15 New York Knicks season, team president Phil Jackson spoke candidly about what was going wrong with the team early in the year. Here's an excerpt on J.R. Smith, whose Knicks tenure ended in early January with a trade to the..." July 20
Early indications are Cavs likewise have NOT abandoned JR Smith pursuit. They seem intent on keeping whole band together. And adding to it
Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith declined his player option for next season, one that would have paid him just under $6.4 million to remain with the Cavaliers. Smith, you’ll recall, was awful in the Finals when LeBron James needed someone, anyone, to step up and hit open shots. He was 24-of-77 from the field in six..." June 27
Real GM Basketball "J.R. Smith has opted out of his $6.5 million deal for the 15-16 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell RealGM. The Cavaliers and Smith have mutual interest in a return. Smith was acquired by the Cavaliers in January from the New York Knicks." June 24
Sporting News "J.R. Smith left a less-than-desirable situation with the Knicks halfway through the NBA season and finished the year in the NBA Finals with the Cavaliers. And after Cleveland’s Game 6 loss, Smith said he may be on the move again as he “probably” plans to opt out of the final year of his..." June 17
Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith got suspended for his first flagrant foul of the playoffs, a flagrant-2 against the Celtics for taking a shot to Jae Crowder‘s head. Smith picked up a second flagrant foul in Game 5 of the NBA Finals for trying to run through Draymond Green. This time it was just a flagrant-1, but..." June 15
Akron Beacon Journal "J.R. Smith’s self-assessment proved blunt and honest when asked how he’d describe his play thus far in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. “Horses—t,” he said when asked what the thought of his game. And it’s quite obvious it’s got him a bit rattled. Smith came into Thursday’s..." June 12
New York Post "Ex-Knick J.R. Smith was on the bench, having fouled out with 29.2 seconds left in overtime Sunday night, and watched with glee as the Cavaliers held on for a 95-93 victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Part of his happiness was avoiding being tagged the goat for his series of ill-advised fouls..." June 08
CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith loved playing in New York -- you know the nightlife, #KnicksTape, etc. -- but things have worked out quite well for him since the Knicks traded him in January. He even said a few weeks after the trade that he liked Cleveland because of the lack of off-the-court..." June 04
Sporting News "J.R. Smith may be preparing for the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday at Golden State, but that didn't stop the outspoken Cavs guard from taking to Instagram to denounce Caitlyn Jenner. Smith applauded music artist Akon for creating the Solar Academy that will bring electricity to 600 million..." June 03
Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith was a major contributor in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, and his mother could not be more proud. After the Cavs won Game 4 in convincing fashion, Smith’s mother, Ida Smith, used a line from a Drake song while reflecting on what has..." May 27
Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can be solid complementary role players on a team. In New York, there wasn’t much to complement (or compliment, for that matter). But the pair have fit in well with the Cavaliers — a team that was in need of depth and quality role players — and helped Cleveland..." May 16
The Score "J.R. Smith's back. After serving his two-game suspension for a Game 4 spinning backfist that leveled Jae Crowder, the shooting guard is back to help his team attempt to take the lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls. "We're getting one of our main guys back, a..." May 08
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers literally knocked out the Celtics in a Game 4 101-93 road win that swept the series on Sunday. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will almost certainly be hit with a suspension following his backhanded, closed-fist punch that connected on the right side of Jae Crowder's chin, decking..." April 27
Sportress of Blogitude "On a night when LeBron James posted is second triple-double of the season (21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a 109-97 win over the Detroit Pistons after sitting out Sunday’s game, one of the superstar’s teammates unequivocally stated that everyone knows King James is the real NBA..." April 14
CBS Sports "J.R. Smith might have had the most J.R. Smith game of J.R. Smith's career on Sunday. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard took 17 shots in 43 minutes in his team's 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls, and every single one of them was from 3-point range. That is an NBA record for 3s attempted without a..." April 06
Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James took to social media, again, late Tuesday evening, only this time there was no subliminal message sent to put a teammate in his place. James posted two photos to Instagram after the Cavaliers blew out Dallas 127-94, including one of the entire team celebrating on the flight to San..." March 12
New York Daily News "Is the party really over for J.R. Smith? That’s what the flighty former Knick said this week, contending that joining LeBron James in Cleveland — and getting away from the New York nightlife — finally will help him shake the inconsistency that has punctuated his NBA career. “I think this is..." January 28
New York Post "Figuring out the triangle is no longer his problem and J.R. Smith couldn’t be happier. “It’s almost too much thinking,’’ Smith told The Post Wednesday night before the slumping, LeBron James-less Cavaliers were rocked by the Rockets, 105-93, Smith’s first game as a Cavalier. He missed all five..." January 08
New York is sending J.R. Smith to Cleveland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
New York Post "The season has been enough of a “nightmare’’ for J.R. Smith. Now it appears Smith is headed for a Christmas disappointment. Smith had badly wanted to get back for the Knicks’ Christmas Day matinee against the Wizards, but the last two days of practice didn’t go as well as he planned. The..." December 25
CBS Sports "New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith has missed the last seven games because of a heel injury, but while sidelined he accurately described what the team's 5-25 season has been like. From The Knicks Blog's Adam Zagoria: “I mean, it's a nightmare, we just gotta wake up from it,” Smith said..." December 23
#Knicks say JR Smith is not traveling to Chicago
New York Post "Probably, the Knicks are getting some help back to face the Cavaliers on Thursday. So there is probable cause for some relief. J.R. Smith — who sat out Tuesday against the Nets and all but six minutes Sunday against Miami, both losses because of “flu-like symptoms” — has been upgraded to..." December 04
New York Post "J.R. Smith, who missed the Knicks’ 98-93 loss to the Nets on Tuesday with “flu-like symptoms,’’ is being kept away from the club. At least it doesn’t appear to be mumps. The Knicks’ medical staff is on high alert after the Rangers’ Tanner Glass was diagnosed with the mumps a few days ago. Dr...." December 03
New York Post "The 10-year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace is Wednesday, and Metta World Peace is commemorating it with a new book. But in promoting “The Untold Story of the Malice at the Palace,’’ World Peace told The Post in an interview from China some malice that occurred in the Knicks’ locker room..." November 17
New York Post "J.R. Smith’s availability for Wednesday’s game in Detroit could be in doubt if the NBA deems his fourth-quarter incident with Glenn Rice Jr. intentional. The Knicks’ volatile shooting guard was caught on video appearing to whack Rice’s groin while Smith was dribbling in the Knicks’ 98-83 loss to..." November 05
J.R. Smith suspended for tonight's game vs DET for striking Glen Rice, Jr. in the groin last night against Washington.
Told by a good source there's nothing to the copeland jr smith trade rumor. So there you go.
New York Post "One of president Phil Jackson’s big decisions this season is whether to trade J.R. Smith, and the club had recent conversations with the Pacers regarding ex-Knick Chris Copeland, according to a league source. The 6-foot-9 Copeland, whom the Pacers signed in July 2013, has an expiring contract..." November 03
New York Daily News "Saying a player is the modern-day version of Dennis Rodman is both a compliment and an affront to humanity. If it means comparing one's talent to that of Rodman and his five NBA rings and seven straight rebounding titles, then, hey, that's alright. If it means saying a player is a candidate..." October 16
New York Post "J.R. Smith experienced back spasms in the second quarter and left for the locker room briefly. He still returned to play in the second half but finished just 1-of-7 for four points in the Knicks’ 84-77 preseason win over the 76ers at the Carrier Dome. Smith said the spasms “have been going back..." October 15
ESPN New York "J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and..." October 14
Derek Fisher suggests that #Knicks can play Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the same lineup at times this season.
ESPN New York "Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher,..." October 10
New York Post "J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were..." October 09
ESPN "After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the triangle offense. According to J.R. Smith, it might not be until January. "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston..." October 09
SLAM Online "The New York Knicks are holding training camp at Army’s Christl Arena in West Point, NY. JR Smith, naturally, feels a bit out of place. Smith, a notorious night owl, acknowledges that he wouldn’t survive in the armed forces. Smith says team president Phil Jackson comparing him to Dennis..." October 01
New York Post "J.R. Smith grew up not so far away, in Freehold, NJ, but had never stepped foot on the post of West Point. Nor has he ever been in this sort of regimented environment. Smith wasn’t offended by the suggestion he was out of place – the NBA’s perennial rules-breaker amid an environment suffocated..." October 01
New York Post "There is a place where J.R. Smith’s shot selection isn’t so bad — the golf course. The enigmatic Knicks guard has fallen in love with a new sport, constantly hitting the links and attending PGA events as a fan. When his NBA career is over, Smith, who despite taking only two lessons..." September 11