J.R. SMITH NEWS

Did We Already Forget About J.R. Smith?

He said he was happy. He was pretending he was happy — expressing kind thoughts about the city of Cleveland and the Cavaliers. He didn’t really look happy — but that’s only because the photo was intended to make him look pensive and reflective, as if his decision to return to the Cavaliers was the result of some deep journey to the center of his soul which was overrun with epiphanies...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Gives 28 Five-Star Grades To Class Of 2016

ESPN has graded out 28 five-star prospects for the incoming freshman class of 2016. NBA scouts are especially excited for the 2017 draft, while the 2016 class isn't expected to be particularly deep. Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Malik Monk are in ESPN's top-five.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football Players React To Serious Leg Injury To Promising Wide Receiver Noah Brown

Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown suffered a serious leg injury at practice this evening, according to multiple reports.  Brown, a sophomore, had a tremendous spring, was having a great training camp and was expected by many to have a breakout season this fall.  Multiple Ohio State football players have tweeted about the injury, sending their thoughts and prayers to Brown, a...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ohio State Loses WR Noah Brown To Broken Leg

Ohio State was scheduled to have interviews with media following practice on Wednesday. However, after it was being reported that sophomore WR Noah Brown suffered a serious injury, the team cancelled the session. According to Cleveland.com:  “Wide receiver Noah Brown, who was expected to be a main contributor in Ohio State’s offense this fall, suffered what appeared to be a...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football Cancels Media Session, Rumors Swirling Of Possible Major Injury

Various Ohio State football players and coaches were scheduled to meet with the media this evening after practice.  Interviews have been cancelled.  According to multiple reporters at the Buckeyes’ facility, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the mood is extremely somber. A player was reportedly carted off the field and rumors of a major injury to a Buckeye are swirling.  Bad...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Jae Crowder is nearing full health

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Jae Crowder’s season ended during Game 4 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference first-round series against the Cavaliers after his left knee twisted awkwardly following a flagrant foul from J.R. Smith. Crowder...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron, Kyrie to see reduced minutes next season

    With several Eastern Conference rivals getting significantly stronger this offseason, if the Cleveland Cavaliers want to make it back to the NBA Finals in 2016, they’re gonna have to do some maintenance around the edges. And the team knows it very well. According to a report on Saturday by Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers plan to reduce the minutes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: JR Smith is Back

The free-agent who received no offers after resigning from the Cleveland Cavaliers, released on his Instagram Thursday night that he would be returning. The post stated: “Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith returns to Cavaliers

J.R. Smith announced on Instagram last night he has decided to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He hinted in his Instagram post he turned down a bigger offer to stay with the Cavaliers. Here is the full text from Smith’s IG post…. teamswish Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Opting out to re-sign for less was a smart choice by J.R. Smith

When it was first reported that the Cavaliers were offering J.R. Smith less money than the player option he declined for next season, the initial reaction was that Smith overvalued himself, and made a poor business decision.As it turned out, it was the right move to make.Smith announced that he will be returning to the Cavaliers, and the terms of the deal have been reported to be...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Cavs

J.R. Smith has agreed to a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, paying $5 million this season and a player option for 2016-17. Smith declined his $6.4 million option in June. Smith announced his return to the Cavs on Thursday night. Smith will have a chance to test the market again next offseason when the NBA's salary cap rises significantly.
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith Signing Grade

(Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: two seasons, 10 million (player option) Yes, J.R. Smith was excellent for the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming a starter after being traded with Iman Shumpert mid-season, however, the Cavaliers had all the cards and they didn’t have to pay him this much or give him a second...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: J.R. Smith Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers After Signing New Deal

CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith looked around and realized there was no place like Cleveland. The free-wheeling and enigmatic shooter has agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Thursday night. Smith, who declined his $6.8 million player option shortly after the season, considered other options before returning to...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Re-Signs With Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James Approves

Last season was a rollercoaster for J.R. Smith. To his benefit, he didn’t have to go through it alone. He and Iman Shumpert were on a New York Knicks team looking to dismantle the roster and start from scratch. Everyone was available to be shopped — except for Carmelo Anthony. So, it was a nice change of pace — a breath of fresh air — when Smith and Shumpert were traded to...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith re-signs with Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyle Terada- USA Today SportsJ.R. Smith announced Thursday on his Instagram account that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best. The Cavaliers...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith announces he's returning to Cavaliers

J.R. Smith will give it another go with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The streaky shooter announced on Instagram that he's returning to Cleveland for a second season. He did not discuss terms of the new deal. Smith declined his $6.8 million player option following the season. He looked at other teams before deciding to return to Cleveland, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: J.R. Smith agrees to new contract with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the decision says free-agent forward J.R. Smith has agreed to re-sign with the Cavaliers. Smith declined his $6.8 million player option following the season. He looked at other teams before deciding to return to Cleveland, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the contract has not...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Announces He Signs New Deal With Cavs

J.R. Smith announced on Instagram he signed a new contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Smith, 29, averaged 12 ppg. last season between the Knicks and Cavs. Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith says he’s officially back with the Cavaliers

J.R. Smith says he’s back with the Cavaliers. He states — underneath a lovely beach picture — that he opted out of his contract to “understand the landscape,” but ultimately decided to come back to the Cavaliers. It all makes sense. During last season, Smith talked about how much of a great time he was having with the Cavaliers. “I am enjoying myself more here than...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith announces on Instagram his return to the Cavs

On Thursday night JR Smith took to Instagram to announce his return to the Cavaliers in the pursuit for a NBA championship. "Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It's been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best. The Cavaliers had things they...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers offseason update: J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, and Sasha Kaun

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to inexplicably beat around the bush with the last of their free agent signings this offseason. Although the preseason games are rapidly approaching, the Cavs still haven’t received a signed offer sheet from either J.R. Smith or critical playoff piece Tristan Thompson. It’s an interesting situation to be sure, as the latest news reports that it...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Likely to Sign Russian Center Sasha Kaun

Sasha Kaun appears to be on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, “it’s only a matter of time” before Kaun signs a deal with the Cavaliers. The 7-foot Russian center visited the city of Cleveland early Monday for the purpose of house hunting. He will depart town on Tuesday and is not expected to sign a deal before then, via Haynes:...
Via Cavaliers Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Have Offered J.R. Smith Less Than His Player Option

J.R. Smith has reportedly been offered less by the Cleveland Cavaliers than the $6.4 million player option for the 15-16 season he declined to become a free agent this offseason. With free agency well into its second month, the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers are the only other teams that can offer Smith a raise. Smith continues to wait for the Cavaliers to improve...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs offer J.R. Smith less than declined player option

When J.R. Smith turned down a player option worth $6.4 million in order to test free agency, he did so under the assumption that the multi-year offers would come rolling in. Unfortunately for the veteran swingman, not only did this not occur, but the team he prefers to play for—the Cleveland Cavaliers—has offered him a one-year deal at an amount lower than the initial option...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers reportedly offering J.R. Smith less than the player option he declined

J.R. Smith had a player option on his contract that would have paid him $6.4 million for the upcoming season, but he declined it to become an unrestricted free agent so he could pursue a more lucrative one instead.Most expect him to be back in Cleveland next season, but as of right now, it's not looking as though the Cavaliers are only willing to offer him less than he could have...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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