There were unsubstantiated rumors over the weekend linking J.R. Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports the Lakers will not be signing Smith. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Smith remain engaged in contract talks.
In what has been a quiet free agency for J.R. Smith, the guard said that he will meet with the Cavaliers later this week to discuss a new deal, in an interview with Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. When Smith declined his $6.4 million dollar player option for the 2015-16 season on June 26, he had the mindset that he could get more money in free agency, either from the...
J.R. Smith appeared to find a new lease on life — not to mention an opportunity to resurrect his NBA career — when he landed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after being jettisoned by the New York Knicks in a midseason, three-team trade. That’s what made his decision to decline the player option on his contract...Read More The post J.R. Smith on if he regrets opting out of deal...
J.R. Smith will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week and is prepared for the possibility of making less than the $6.4 million player option he declined. "That's always part of the gamble of opting out," Smith told the Northeast Ohio Media Group on Monday at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas, where the NBA players' union held its summer meeting. Smith remains unsigned and...
It isn’t exactly a secret that J.R. Smith has had problems off the court, but New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has decided to remove all doubt. In the most recent edition of his Jackson chronicles, ESPN’s Charley Rosen — a former assistant coach under Jackson — spoke to the Zen Master about why Smith...Read More
It appears that the great Phil Jackson’s public persona no longer includes a filter. The New York Knicks executive has been increasingly candid when speaking to the media in recent years—a fact that repeated itself in comments Jackson made for an ESPN piece on the team’s 2014-15 season. And the guy that took most of the hits from Jackson was none other than current free agent...
Maybe J.R. Smith should have opted in for the 2015-16 season after all. Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers want to bring back J.R. Smith, but on a modest one-year contract. Smith declined his $6.4 million player option for the upcoming season in hopes of landing a longer-term and more lucrative contract from Cleveland. Pluto goes into detail about...
JR Smith had his career-defining moment in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Unfortunately, that moment was not a positive one for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ABC showed video of David Blatt giving a speech to his team during halftime of the game while they trailed the Warriors 45-43. Smith could not possibly have...Read More
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