JR Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.R. Smith: Hacker posted 'Cavs in 7' tweet, 'but I like the way he's thinking'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith didn't appear to be giving up hope even though his team trails the Golden State Warriors 3-0 in the NBA Finals following Wednesday's 118-113 loss. Smith seemed to tweet his belief the Cavaliers will overcome the 3-0 deficit a year after coming back from 3-1..." June 08

  • J.R. Smith has completely disappeared except from starting lineup

    New York Post "The struggles had gotten so intense that many speculated the Cavaliers were heading for a lineup change in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday: Iman Shumpert in as a starter, J.R. Smith out. Spoiler alert: it’s not happening. Smith heard the speculation. It didn’t matter, he insisted. “I..." June 07

  • Cavaliers will not bench J.R. Smith for Game 3

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers need to do everything possible to avoid a 3-0 series hole against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Finals Wednesday evening. Losing by a combined 41 points in the first two games has placed Cleveland behind the proverbial eight-ball. Not only is this team in a..." June 06

  • Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more

    ESPN "Here's something you never thought you would hear: After scoring a postseason-low 91 points in a Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff found itself cajoling JR Smith to shoot more, not less. Smith, a notorious gunner who claims his personal motto is, "When in..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith claims Cavaliers would beat the 1996 Bulls

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers were absolutely humiliated in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The final score of 113-91 doesn’t do justice. Golden State was on a completely different level as it looks to revenge last season’s meltdown against Cleveland in the Finals. This..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith: Warriors 'can't beat us' in NBA Finals if Cavs play the way we should

    CBS Sports "Just as they did this time last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in a 1-0 hole in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. We all know how things ended up playing out during that series, and J.R. Smith is confident his squad can turn things around again. After practice on..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith on Knicks’ treatment of Carmelo Anthony: ‘Unfair and unjust’

    Newsday "Former Knick J.R. Smith contended on Saturday that he hasn’t specifically discussed with friend and ex-teammate Carmelo Anthony whether or not he will waive his no-trade clause rather than continue to butt heads with Knicks president Phil Jackson. But Smith made it clear that he believes Anthony..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith takes daughter Dakota, born premature, home from NICU for first time

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith‘s daughter Dakota received some good news on Tuesday. The 5-month-old Dakota had spent her entire life at the NICU at a local hospital, but before the Cavaliers took on the Boston Celtics Smith was able to take Dakota home for the first time. The news came..." May 24

  • J.R. Smith challenges LeBron James ahead of Game 4 against Celtics

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James arguably had one of the worst postseason performances in his storied career during Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And one of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates is challenging him to rise above his disappointing performance and..." May 23

  • JR Smith, Richard Jefferson Respond to Bradley Beal Saying Cavs Didn’t Want to See Wizards

    Black Sports Online "It’s an actual fact, but Bradley Beal shouldn’t be the one delivering the message. NBA logic suggest that the Washington Wizards would have matched up better with the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the strength of their dynamic backcourt, and Beal harped on that point when making these comments...." May 20

  • J.R. Smith won't be guarding Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas at start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before the postseason began Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue challenged J.R. Smith. In Round One, he asked Smith to matchup defensively against Paul George, Indiana's best player and lone All-Star. Smith then got the DeMar DeRozan assignment in the conference semifinals. Known as a..." May 16

  • J.R. Smith owed Tyronn Lue $100 because he bit on DeMar DeRozan pump fake

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavs coach Tyronn Lue fined J.R. Smith $100 for biting on a DeMar DeRozan pump fake in Game 4 Sunday, and collected in the locker room after the win. As part of Lue's challenge to Smith to guard DeRozan, the Raptors' top scorer who looks to draw fouls, Smith owed his coach $100 every time he..." May 08

  • JR Smith to start Game 3 for Cavaliers

    ESPN "When JR Smith walked out of the arena after not playing in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday because of a hamstring injury, he vowed to play in Game 3 as long as the Cavs would let him. Smith got his wish Thursday after getting..." April 20

  • J.R. Smith's Baby: The Miracle Continues Breathing Tube Removed!

    TMZ "Big news for J.R. Smith and his family ... their micro-preemie baby Dakota is thiiiis close to crossing the 3-pound mark and her breathing tube is out! As we previously reported, Smith's wife, Jewel, gave birth to "Kota Bear" in early January almost 5 months before her due date. Dakota only..." March 24

  • Shumpert felt bad for ex-Knicks teammates after trade: Cavs 'grabbed me out of hell'

    CBS Sports "It feels like piling on to share this on the same day that Matt Moore chronicled all of the New York Knicks’ misery since the millennium on this website, but here goes: In an interview with HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert said he felt bad for his former..." March 15

  • J.R. Smith's impending return gives him chance to overcome 'toughest year'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After finally receiving the contract he always imagined, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith was probably thinking it was the just the beginning of another special year. On the same day he excitedly announced his return to the champs in a heartfelt video talking about the numerous ups and..." March 09

  • J.R. Smith Cleared To Return From Thumb Injury

    Real GM Basketball "J.R. Smith has been cleared to resume full practice activity and is listed as questionable versus the Detroit Pistons. Smith fractured his right thumb in late December and was expected to miss three months." March 08

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith has to be restrained at end of loss to Heat

    CBS Sports "At the end of the Miami Heat’s 120-92 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, a bit of a brouhaha ensued. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, inactive because of a thumb injury, took exception to Heat guard Rodney McGruder dunking on and shoving Cleveland big man Channing Frye with the game..." March 05

  • JR Smith ‘a couple weeks’ away from returning from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "JR Smith appears to be nearing a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Smith has been out since undergoing thumb surgery in late December. He was initially projected to miss 12-14 weeks, which set him for a return in mid-to-late March. It sounds like he’s still on target for such a return..." February 28

  • JR Smith shoots down report about return from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith has some bad news for those who think he’ll be returning to action in a few weeks. ESPN reported on Monday that Smith is doing well in his rehab from the thumb surgery he underwent in December and is expected back by the middle of March. Smith responded to the report on Twitter later..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith took the Larry O’Brien Trophy with him to McDonalds

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you win the NBA title, you get to spend a day hanging on to the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Most players invite family and friends around to bask in the glow and remember a championship run. J.R. Smith took the trophy to McDonald’s. Because he’s J.R. Smith, that’s why. Just be happy he’s..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith could return in as little as three weeks

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Cavaliers starting shooting guard J.R. Smith suffered a complex fracture on his right thumb back in December that required surgery. He was originally scheduled to be out 12-14 weeks, which projected him for a March or early April return. Reportedly, that timeline has been moved..." February 13

  • JR Smith thinks Charles Barkley is jealous of LeBron James

    Uproxx "The feud between Charles Barkley and LeBron James has become one of the NBA’s biggest stories because it’s the rare time when a current player has really fired back at the criticisms of a former NBA legend. James went after Barkley as both a player and a person in his response to Barkley’s..." February 03

  • J.R. Smith's daughter born 5 months premature

    SLAM Online "J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel, shared heartbreaking news on Uninterrupted. Smith’s daughter, Dakota, was born five months premature and weighs just one pound. Smith had been out of action after suffering a fractured right thumb, but obviously this development puts matters in a new..." January 08

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