• Struggling J.R. Smith battling a sore left knee, doesn't want MRI

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith is battling a sore left knee, he told cleveland.com after a 113-94 Cavs loss to the Los Angees Clippers Thursday night. Smith, who scored just three points on 1-of-3 shooting, sat in his locker after the game with his left knee heavily wrapped in ice. He also limped across the court..." December 02

  • Tyronn Lue calls J.R. Smith's behavior 'embarrassing,' Smith was trying not to be boring

    Akron Beacon Journal "J.R. Smith addressed his mental lapse Tuesday night and his postgame response to it with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who called it an “embarrassing moment” and said Smith did not handle it the right way. Smith blundered mentally in the second quarter of Tuesday’s blowout loss at the Milwaukee Bucks..." November 30

  • J.R. Smith (ankle) will not play against Charlotte Sunday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith "tweaked" his right ankle Friday against Washington and will not play Sunday against Charlotte, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Mike Dunleavy, who is shooting 3-of-12 over his last four games off the bench, will start at shooting guard for Smith. The Cavs and Hornets play at 3:30..." November 13

  • J.R. Smith wanted to give Obama a T-shirt of his tattoos, but idea nixed

    Pro Basketball Talk "I so, so wish this would have happened. The Cavaliers made the traditional White House visit of champions Thursday, and part of that tradition is giving the president a jersey with his name on it. Kevin Love had the honors and handed the jersey over — but not before a little hesitation. Why the..." November 11

  • LeBron James, J.R. Smith react to Hillary Clinton's election loss

    ESPN "On Sunday, LeBron James was campaigning for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in his native Ohio. On Wednesday, he was looking for answers after her loss to Donald Trump. He posted a message on his Instagram account saying in part: "If we continue the faith (as hard as it may be to do so) we..." November 09

  • Terry Francona and J.R. Smith are unlikely texting buddies who hope to actually meet soon

    Akron Beacon Journal "They are slowly becoming Cleveland’s Odd Couple, the Indians’ 57-year-old manager and the Cavs’ 31-year-old shooting guard. On the surface, Terry Francona and J.R. Smith seem to have little in common. But there is an admiration and respect between them that they hope will soon blossom into more —..." October 25

  • GM LeBron on JR Smith’s Contract Finally Being Done

    Black Sports Online "An integral piece to the Cavs championship defense hopes has finally signed and all is well in Cleveland. LeBron is pleased that JR Smith is back just before the season starts, and it shows that once again, what LeBron wants, LeBron gets. It is no secret that LeBron is consulted on personnel..." October 16

  • Details on How 76ers Pursuit Forced Cavs To Pay JR Smith

    Black Sports Online "The Philadelphia 76ers are an up and coming bunch with money to spend, and according to Marc Stein, helped another player land a huge deal with his original team. Earlier in the summer, Manu Ginobili was able to get big money out of San Antonio, after he reportedly considered signing an..." October 15

  • Smith shares baby news shortly after re-signing with Cavs

    Fox Sports "J.R. Smith is somewhere celebrating with his shirt off right now. The flashy shooter has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced on LeBron James' "Uninterrupted" platform. Then, in true J.R. Smith fashion, he happily blurted out he's having another baby. The new contract is four..." October 15

  • Sources: Cavaliers to re-sign J.R. Smith with 4-year, $57 million deal

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith have reached agreement on a four-year, $57 million deal, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein on Friday. The fourth year of the deal is not fully guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The deal kicks the Cavs' payroll to a record $125 million, and..." October 15

  • ‘Only a matter of time’ until Smith starts looking elsewhere

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith was rumored to be looking at only the Cavaliers in free agency. But both sides remain in a stalemate not even LeBron James can break. What’s next? Marc Stein of ESPN: Sources say it’s only a matter of time before Smith starts engaging with other teams. Smith still..." October 14

  • Celtics Interested In Signing J.R. Smith?

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have interest in signing J.R. Smith, who remains in a contract stalemate with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Smith is seeking $15 million per season from the Cavaliers while they are only offering $10 million or $11 million annually." October 09

  • We Finally Have Numbers That Explain the Contract Stalemate Between J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers

    Complex "We finally have contract numbers to understand exactly what’s going on between J.R. Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Cleveland.com, Cavs reporter Joe Vardon writes that Smith wants $15 million a year, while Cleveland has offered him $10-11 million per year. Smith is waiting for the Cavs to..." October 08

  • JR Smith Wants $15 Mil a Year, But Cavs Only Willing to Go This High

    Black Sports Online "JR Smith has been in the NBA for a long time, so he has to be burning up, waiting for an opportunity to practice with his guys. Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers remain in a stalemate over a couple of million, even with Smith hanging around the team. Smith, who is represented by Klutch..." October 08

  • JR Smith, Cavs are reportedly $5 million per year apart

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith are in a classic contract stalemate, and at the moment it seems like there is no end in sight. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavs are simply waiting for Smith to cave and sign the last contract they formally offered him. However, that is..." October 07

  • JR Smith Has Hilarious Response to Cavs Signing Toney Douglas

    12 Up "Free agent guard J.R. Smith isn't known to be a man of many words. Currently in the midst of a contract negotiation dispute with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Smith has remained silent in terms of how talks have progressed. Until now. Monday, the Cavaliers signed point guard Toney Douglas,..." October 03

  • Cavaliers owe it to LeBron James to overpay for J.R. Smith

    Cleveland Plain Dealer " Cinesport called to ask about unsigned guard J.R. Smith and his contract stalemate with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is easy to spend other people's money, especially Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's money. Still, the Cavs need to end the silliness and settle the "dispute.'' " October 03

  • LeBron James Tells Cavs to Get J.R. Smith Deal ‘Done’

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers secured LeBron James’ return with a three-year, $100-million contract. Now, King James wants them to re-sign his free agent teammate and friend J.R. Smith." September 30

  • David Griffin: Cavs have made an 'incredibly competitive and aggressive offer' to re-sign J.R. Smith

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When the Cleveland Cavaliers assembled in Santa Barbara, California last week for a team workout, hoping to set the tone for the upcoming season, there was an unmistakable absence: J.R. Smith. The team's starting shooting guard was also missing as the reigning NBA champions gathered inside..." September 27

  • DeAndre Liggins' Cavs contract partially guaranteed; dialogue with J.R. Smith continues

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeAndre Liggins, an NBA journeyman and former D-League defensive player of the year who impressed the Cavs this summer, is coming to training camp today on a partially guaranteed contract. Liggins, 28, is a 6-6 wing from the University of Kentucky who last played in the NBA with the Heat during..." September 26

  • Tyronn Lue: The Cavs already 'miss' J.R. Smith -- the 'heart and soul' of the team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tyronn Lue says the Cavaliers are "in a good place" now that they're together in California for LeBron James' minicamp, save for one thing. The guys, Lue included, really miss J.R. Smith. "The biggest thing is we miss J.R. I mean, you can feel it," Lue told cleveland.com in a phone interview..." September 22

  • J.R. Smith plans to skip Cavaliers minicamp this week

    ESPN "Shooting guard J.R. Smith will not attend the Cleveland Cavaliers' minicamp this week in California as he and the team remain at an impasse in contract talks, sources told ESPN.com. Cavs players and coaches are gathering for workouts for several days this week in Santa Barbara ahead of the..." September 19

  • J.R. Smith said he hopes to re-sign with the Cavs 'soon,' but there's a catch

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith said he would sign a new contract with the Cavaliers "soon, I hope," which could in theory mean the team had all five of its starters from its 2016 championship back in the fold by the start of training camp. In theory. Smith, 31, is still a free agent and neither he nor the Cavs..." September 17

  • J.R. Smith says he doesn’t want to take advantage of Cavaliers in contract negotiations

    Complex "As he rolls up to the first hole, J.R. Smith is asked where he’s playing from. “The tips,” he says, as if you didn’t already know the answer. Because where else would the enigmatic Cleveland Cavaliers guard, liable to pull up from anywhere at anytime on the hardwood, tee off from but the..." September 16

  • J.R. Smith, family finally vindicated by NBA title

    Today's Fastbreak "J.R. Smith’s story was already written years ago. To many, it ended with untapped potential and a laundry list of missteps. But those who stopped reading after the fights, partying and shoelace infractions missed the most important chapter of all. The title. Hours after Smith and the..." August 25

  • J.R. Smith: Call my agent if you're wondering about my contract situation

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith's free agency has once again extended deep into the summer, as he remains one of the few players still without a deal. After a rough last off-season where Smith eventually settled for two-year pact worth $5 million per season with a player option for the second year, the 3-point..." August 20

  • J.R. Smith mum on contract situation: 'Ya'll can call' my agent

    The Score "The Summer of Swish continues Thursday at J.R. Smith's 10th annual golf tournament, where there will be no talk of his contract stalemate with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The shooting guard recorded a video for Uninterrupted - LeBron James' multimedia platform - in which he thanked everyone..." August 18

  • Don't even think about asking J.R. Smith about his unresolved contract situation

    CBS Sports "Free agent guard J.R. Smith doesn't want to answer any questions about his unresolved contract situation. Smith is the biggest name left on the market, but his negotiations with the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be at an impasse. On Thursday, he posted an "Uninterrupted" video about his 10th..." August 18

  • JR Smith offered $10 million per year from Cavs, wants more

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." August 12

  • J.R. Smith sprayed $23K worth of champagne celebrating Cavs title

    The Score "J.R. Smith popped a bunch of bottles of bubbly following the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Exactly how much champagne are we talking? About $23,000 worth. This, from Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated, who wrote that "Smith sprayed..." August 02

  • J.R. Smith wants $15 million per year from Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith will probably re-sign with the Cavaliers. But… That request doesn’t seem so outlandish to me, but then again, I didn’t expect Smith to have such a hard time in free agency last summer. Simply, the capped-out Cavaliers have no mechanism to adequately replace Smith if he leaves...." July 18

  • JR Smith leaving LeBron James, Cavaliers? Veteran admits he has thought about it

    Sportsrageous "J.R. Smith is “nervous” about his chances of rejoining LeBron James next season. In a recent interview, the shooting guard admitted that he has thought about the possibility of leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will fuel the NBA rumors that he’s signing a big contract with another..." July 17

  • LeBron's delay to re-sign unrelated to J.R. Smith contract status

    The Score "The fact that LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers is not related to J.R. Smith's outstanding contract status, according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes. With NBA news slowing down in mid-July, the only superstar yet to put pen to paper is James - though it's quite..." July 16

  • Cavs GM David Griffin is confident Cavs will re-sign J.R. Smith

    Fear The Sword "Despite there being almost no news on the J.R. Smith front, it seems as if he’ll be back in wine & gold next season. And Cavs GM David Griffin is confident in that fact. "I think the good news is J.R. wants to be here and we want J.R. back," Griffin said on ESPN during the Cavs’ summer league..." July 15

  • Report: J.R. Smith expected to re-sign with Cavaliers

    The Score "As J.R. Smith continues to spend his summer shirtless in celebration of winning his first NBA championship, it's believed he returns to Cleveland when the party eventually stops. The Cavaliers are expected to re-sign the unrestricted free agent, according to Chris Hayes of Cleveland.com, as the..." July 09

  • Barack Obama To Tyronn Lue: "Tell J.R. And Everyone To Put On A Shirt"

    Deadspin "J.R. Smith’s shirtlessness has inspired takes from everyone in the NBA-adjacent universe, from cranky old former baseball players to every publication on the internet, and today the president of the United States of America weighed in. He ended his congratulatory call with Tyronn Lue with a..." June 24

  • Cavs Partying Up In Las Vegas Celebrating NBA Championship

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Champions and not long after winning the title, the Cavs went to celebrate. Before going back home to Cleveland, the team stopped by Las Vegas to celebrate their championship at XS nightclub in Las Vegas. One player you KNOW will have fun and enjoy..." June 20

  • An emotional J.R. Smith breaks down after Cavs win NBA championship

    USA Today "Cleveland Cavaliers veteran guard J.R. Smith won the first championship of his 12-year NBA career on Sunday night, and — as was apparent from the moment the final buzzer sounded — it's a monumental accomplishment that he certainly isn't taking for granted. Smith immediately broke down into..." June 20

  • Sources: Cavs guard J.R. Smith headed for free agency this summer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter J.R. Smith will allow his player option deadline of June 16 to pass in order to become a unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources informed cleveland.com. Sources with knowledge of the situation spoke on the condition of anonymity due to sensitive..." June 15

  • J.R. Smith Thinks LeBron James and Russell Westbrook Deserved to Win MVP Over Stephen Curry

    Complex "Stephen Curry deserved to be the NBA's Most Valuable Player this year. Just look at the voting numbers: he was the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. One would argue there was not much room for interpretation; I mean, literally every single reporter voted for him. J.R. Smith, however, has his own..." June 11

  • J.R. Smith opens Kickstarter to fund reality TV show

    The Score "J.R. Smith is taking fans behind the scenes. The Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard is hoping to start a reality TV show featuring himself, his bodyguard "Boom," and Smith's family members. He has opened up a Kickstarter account to raise funds for the project. There's still nearly two more..." June 07

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