JR Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cavs interested in Lou Williams, have offered J.R. Smith, Thompson

    CBS Sports "The Cavaliers are struggling this season and the front office apparently thinks it's more than just their usual January swoon. They've been linked in trade rumors involving the Kings' George Hill and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan already. Now, they've been linked to another guard and one that can..." January 19

  • JR Smith passes Kobe Bryant on NBA's 3-point list

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With his second made 3-pointer on Saturday night, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard JR Smith passed NBA legend Kobe Bryant on the all-time 3-point list. Smith is now 12th with 1,828 triples. He is closing in on the 11th spot, only three away from moving ahead of Chauncey Billups." December 10

  • Report: JR Smith, Channing Frye among Cavs who did not want Dwyane Wade

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James spilled some tea recently about the somewhat chilly reception best friend Dwyane Wade got upon his arrival in Cleveland this offseason, and now more details are trickling in about who exactly James was referring to. James told Jason Lloyd of The Athletic in a feature that ran on..." December 01

  • J.R. Smith on Celtics start: “We don’t start paying attention until after All-Star break”

    Pro Basketball Talk "I’m not sure any LeBron James team can fly under the radar, but the Cavaliers have relatively quietly won five in a row. Most importantly, in those five games, Cleveland’s defense is 8.6 points per 100 possessions better than their season average (and eighth in the league in that stretch). The..." November 22

  • JR Smith now selling hats showing ‘Arthur’ fist at ridiculously high price

    The Sports Daily "Only LeBron James has a strong enough social media influence to turn a simple meme into a business opportunity for one of his teammates. James posted a meme on Instagram showing the cartoon character “Arthur” clenching his fist earlier in the month when the Cavs were struggling, and social..." November 17

  • J.R. Smith Again Fires Back at ESPN's Stephen A. Smith After Hoodie Criticism

    SI "J.R. Smith and ESPN's Stephen A. Smith continued their feud Monday after the two engaged in a Twitter war over the weekend. After the ESPN analyst complained on his radio show that the Cavaliers guard wearing a hoodie on the bench would remind white fans about the fatal 2012 shooting of..." October 30

  • J.R. Smith sounds off on Stephen A. Smith over Trayvon Martin comment

    Sporting News "Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith went on a Twitter rant Saturday morning against ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith was responding to comments made by the "First Take" analyst earlier in the week when he criticized the guard for wearing a hoodie on the bench. Smith said the hoodie will remind people of..." October 28

  • JR Smith on the Celtics: ‘I Don’t Really Pose That As A Big Threat’

    SLAM Online "The Celtics may have made some big moves in the offseason, but JR Smith still doesn’t think Boston poses “a big threat” to the Cavaliers. Asked if the Celtics are a bigger challenge this season, Smith replied, “Not really” " October 16

  • J.R. Smith likes his coffee with an absurd amount of cream and sugar

    Uproxx "J.R. Smith has said and done more absurd things in his 13-year NBA career than most of the rest of the league combined, and we love him for it. Shirtless J.R. owned the Cavaliers championship parade back in 2016. His infamous “pipe” DM was truly an all-time internet moment. And remember that time..." October 14

  • A comment from JR Smith shows the subtle difficulty of playing with LeBron James

    Business Insider "The Cleveland Cavaliers made several changes to their roster this offseason, and with them, several changes to their rotations. Early in training camp, the Cavaliers decided to move starting center Tristan Thompson to the bench and slide Kevin Love to center. This week, the Cavs decided to..." October 13

  • J.R. Smith 'absolutely' frustrated by benching, embraces new Cavaliers role

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith said "absolutely" he is frustrated that he lost his place in the Cavaliers' starting lineup to Dwyane Wade, though neither he nor Tristan Thompson aim to make trouble now that they're both coming off the bench. "We talked about it," Smith told cleveland.com. "It wasn't the most..." October 11

  • J.R. Smith: American flag 'doesn't represent what it's supposed to'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith stood a few feet behind his teammates for the national anthem prior to the team's scrimmage Monday night at The Q. The reason, he said, was because "I don't feel like the flag represents what it's supposed to at this point. "We obviously didn't discuss what we were..." October 06

  • JR Smith Won’t Get Into ‘Blank-Measuring Contest’ with Dwyane Wade Over Starting Spot

    SLAM Online "JR Smith says he won’t get into a “blank-measuring contest” with newly acquired Dwyane Wade over the Cavs’ starting 2-spot. Smith added that while he hasn’t been told who will start, he doesn’t mind coming off the bench." September 29

  • JR Smith took swipe at Kyrie Irving during Media Day

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that he is on the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving is officially fair game for his former teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Speaking at Media Day on Monday, Cavs swingman JR Smith was asked what new additions Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose will bring to the table that Irving did not and..." September 26

  • Jae Crowder, J.R. Smith Appear To End Beef After Celtics-Cavs Trade

    NESN "What beef? As Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics fans know, there’s been plenty of recent history between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference prior to their shocking summer blockbuster trade. And a lot of that dates back to Game 4 of the teams’ 2015 playoff series. Just ask..." September 22

  • J. R. Smith on LeBron's Future: 'He'll Be Wherever the F**k He Wants

    TMZ "J.R. Smith was asked about LeBron James ditching the Cavs ... and went COMPLETELY NUCLEAR -- telling the guy who brought it up to get the "f*ck outta here!" It all went down outside Poppy in L.A. -- one of the hottest new restaurants in West Hollywood -- when a photog hit a nerve by asking if..." September 22

  • J.R. Smith calls McGrady's HOF comment 'dumb as hell'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers swingman JR Smith took issue with comments class of 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Tracy McGrady gave at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend. McGrady was discussing the difference between winning an NBA title and earning enshrinement in the Hall of..." July 31