J.R. Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • The Story Behind J.R. Smith’s First Tattoo Is Pretty Ridiculous

    Complex "J.R. Smith sat down in the back of a car while Vice Sports asked him questions for a "Ride Along" segment recently. One of the many topics that the Cavaliers guard touched on was his very first tattoo (you may have noticed that he has more than one at this point). And he revealed that there's a..." May 10

  • JR Smith Tapped for 'Space Jam 2' Role ... Let's Get Animated!

    TMZ "LeBron James might have familiar company on the set of "Space Jam 2" ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned producers have already reached out to Cavs star J.R. Smith for a role in the flick. We spoke to Smith's rep Daniel Hazan ... who says producers contacted him a few weeks ago to see if Smith..." May 08

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith's sneaker collection will blow you away

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Sneakerheads take notice: J.R. Smith is no slouch when it comes to his shoe game. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard took to Instagram over the weekend to show of his massive sneaker collection, which includes more than 300 pairs of the finest kicks money can buy. "From a kid who window shopped..." April 11

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