Locked on Cavaliers Episode 53: J.R. Smith, a second title for Cleveland and more

Today’s show covers the latest Cavs news with Complex’s Chopz.. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Complex News Editor Chopz (@PChopz) to talk about J.R. Smith’s new deal, what a second title for Cleveland would mean and much more. For...
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J.R. Smith vehemently denies acting racist toward Jeremy Lin

J.R. Smith took to Twitter to post a vehement denial that he ever behaved in a racist manner towards Jeremy Lin when the two were New York Knicks teammates. Smith’s decision to issue a denial stems from comments made by Lin — now with the Brooklyn Nets — during an appearance Wednesday on the Boomer & Carton radio program. Carton asked Lin if he ever experienced racial...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith ends contract dispute, re-signs with Cavs for four years

J.R. Smith isn’t going anywhere. The Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooting guard — and LeBron James favorite — is returning to the defending NBA champions on a four-year, $57 million contract, according to ESPN. J.R. Smith and the Cavs have come to terms on a four-year $57 million deal, league sources say — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 15, 2016 Smith reportedly...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Matter of time’ before JR Smith negotiates with other teams

With training camp having been open for three weeks, J.R. Smith still doesn’t have a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers – and he may soon have to look elsewhere to find a suitor. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, it will only be “a matter of time” before Smith begins looking elsewhere, with the Cavs still refusing to offer Smith much more than $10-$11 million. Minnesota...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have interest in signing JR Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers may finally have competition if they want to bring back J.R. Smith. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Boston Celtics are among several teams with interest in the swingman. There are, of course, caveats. If Smith went to Boston, he’d be giving up a starting job with the reigning champions to be Avery Bradley’s backup. The Celtics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith, Cavs are reportedly $5 million per year apart

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 unlikely to happen anytime soon, as Vardon reports Cleveland offered somewhere in the range...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why J.R. Smith Needs To Re-Sign With The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers championship run was arguably the best we’ve ever seen in the NBA. The celebrations weren’t half-bad either, and no one enjoyed them more than J.R. Smith. He showed us all how to work hard and party harder, forgot how to wear a shirt, and delivered a Father’s Day-inspired speech for the ages. Despite the glory, Smith’s future with the Cavs has yet...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: JR Smith to skip Cavaliers minicamp

J.R. Smith has always marched to the beat of his own drum. He shoots when he is supposed to pass and passes when he is supposed to shoot, yet he is beloved by both fans and coaches for his electric style of play. After helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship this June, Smith wants to get paid. It has been reported by ESPN that Smith will miss Cavaliers minicamp...
Via The Comeback
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavaliers playing hardball with free agent J.R. Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith are playing hardball. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavs do want Smith back, but aren’t interested in meeting an asking price that no other team would be willing to meet either. They are, essentially, avoiding a bidding war with themselves. Smith is said to be seeking about $15 million annually. The Cavaliers can go over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 18, 2016  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith got married to Jewel Harris on Monday

J.R. Smith’s whirlwind offseason since winning the NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers continued earlier this week when he married Jewel Harris in a ceremony held near his childhood home in New Jersey. Great night @TheRealJRSmith and Shirley's wedding! #Congrats #MrandMrsSmith pic.twitter.com/MMtkRwOzLw — Klutch Sports Group (@KlutchSports) August 9, 2016 Several...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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