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Video: 5-star recruit nutmegs defender, nails monster dunk

If you want to make an impression, why not make it in front of the best? That’s exactly what 5-star PG Dennis Smith Jr. did when he went through a defender’s legs and dunked it while NBA MVP Steph Curry looked on. This was being held at the inaugural SC30 Select Camp hosted in San Francisco from June 29-July 2. Camps like this are a great opportunity to have fun and refine your...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: 5-Star PG Dennis Smith Jr. Goes Through Defender’s Legs For A Dunk, Impresses Steph Curry

Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is one of the top uncommitted players in the class of 2016, and at NBA MVP Steph Curry’s camp, he showed why. The five-star out of North Carolina dribbled the ball through his defender’s legs in a one-on-one game, corralled it behind him, and converted with an emphatic dunk. He impressed the Golden State Warriors star in the process. Check it out...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After Arron Afflalo signing, what’s next for NY Knicks?

I was less than 10 minutes away from hitting publish on an earlier blog post which went into grave detail about the New York Knicks failing to make a splash during an extremely frenzied NBA Free Agency Day 1. I likened the Knicks to the hopelessly unathletic kid in gym class who is habitually picked last.  It was pretty fantastic. And then I received a breaking news alert that...
Via All Sports Everything
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s spending. We’ve seen the reported figures for Kevin Love, Tristan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs reportedly nearing $80 million deal with Tristan Thompson

It’s starting to get real, guys. Kevin Love declared today that he would stay in Cleveland, and word is that the Cavs are growing closer to locking up Tristan Thompson (on Canada Day, no less!) to a long-term, big money deal. From ESPN’s Marc Stein: ESPN sources tell @WindhorstESPN & I that Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing agreement on deal that will pay the RFA in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Unfinished Business: Kevin Love is staying in Cleveland

Writing letters declaring your free agency intentions is the new black. Kevin Love has been on a GQ cover, so it’s only fitting that he said that he’s staying in Cleveland in the most fashionable way possible. Love penned a first person essay (albeit a brief one) for The Players Tribune entitled “Unfinished Business,” telling the world that he isn’t going anywhere. Here...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has J.R. Smith Played His Last Game for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

With the onslaught of free agent negotiations the Cleveland Cavaliers have to deal with beginning on Wednesday, the most intriguing decision the team needs to make will be regarding the status of shooting guard J.R. Smith. Smith, who had the opportunity to opt out of his deal with the Cavaliers that would have paid him $6.4 million next season, has just done that and is reportedly seeking...
Via Cavaliers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: J.R. Smith Looking for Three-Year Deal Worth $24 Million

After opting out of his 6.4 million dollar player option for the 2015-16 season, J.R. Smith is looking for a new contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 2016 and beyond. J.R. Smith looking for a 3 year deal starting around $8M per year according to a league source. #Cavs — Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) June 28, 2015 The Cavs acquired Smith via trade from the New York...
Via Cavaliers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Declines Option for 2015-16 Season

This is probably good news for the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to general manager David Griffin, guard J.R. Smith has declined his $6.4 million player option for the 2015-16 season. J.R. Smith has declined player option to test free agency, GM David Griffin says. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 26, 2015 While Smith did help propel the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, it became...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: J.R. Smith Opts Out of Contract, Expected to Return

After having previously indicated that he would likely opt out of his 2015-16 contract for $6.4 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers, veteran guard J.R. Smith did just that on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Shams Charania of RealGM.com, though the move could conceivably backfire on Smith. Cavs’ J.R. Smith has opted out of $6 million-plus deal for 2015-16 to become a free...
Via Cavaliers Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs’ J.R. Smith opts out to test free agency, wants to return to Cleveland

It’s that time of year: NBA Players exercise their rights to opt out of their current contracts in hopes of securing deals that either pay them more or provide them security over a longer period of time. For Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith, it may be a product of both. According to Shams Charania, Smith has opted out of his $6.4 million player option and will look to cash...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers, J.R. Smith Have Mutual Interest On New Deal

J.R. Smith has opted out of his $6.5 million deal for the 15-16 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell RealGM. The Cavaliers and Smith have mutual interest in a return. Smith was acquired by the Cavaliers in January from the New York Knicks.
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings are now the NBA's new laughingstock

It was about two decades ago that the Golden State Warriors started their downward spiral to the cellar of the NBA world. A combination of horrible front office management, disastrous player personnel decisions and a revolving door of head coaches led the team into the abyss of constant struggle. It took 20 years, but the Warriors are back on top as NBA champions. They have also...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Has J.R. Smith played his last game as a Cleveland Cavalier?

J.R. Smith In case you’re are living under a rock, by now you know the Golden State Warriors have been crowned NBA Champions. Which means no ring for LeBron James and his followers. By followers, I mean NBA players who had no intention of signing with the Cavaliers until James declared he would return to his home state. Granted some players found themselves in Cleveland via trade...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: J.R. Smith Expected to Opt Out of Contract

With the 2014-15 season now officially at an end, the roster for next season’s edition of the Cleveland Cavaliers begins to take shape, with veteran guard J.R. Smith apparently indicating that he’ll opt out of his contract for next season. ESPN’s Chris Broussard tweeted after Tuesday night’s Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors that Smith had told him that he would opt...
Via Cavaliers Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith expected to opt out of deal with Cavaliers

Kyle Terada- USA Today SportsJ.R. Smith was acquired mid-season by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and ended up turning his career around a bit under the leadership of LeBron James. He was a big part of the Cavaliers’ playoff push as well, but unfortunately they were unable to knock off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. That being said, Chris Broussard has reported that Smith...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: J.R. Smith’s Future with Cavaliers in Flux

The Cleveland Cavaliers fell in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and now the team might lose its three-point specialist. Following the 105-97 defeat to the now-champion Golden State Warriors, Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith said he planned to opt out of the final year of his contract, per ESPN’s Chris Broussard. JR Smith told me he'll probably opt out of the final year, $6.4...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith exits NBA Finals on PhunkeeDuck scooter

Like his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, J.R. Smith was very disappointed while exiting Quicken Loans Arena after a Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. But unlike the rest, Smith rode out in style. Smith made his way out of the Cavs locker room riding a PhunkeeDuck Scooter, which you can read...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith leaving on a Phunkee Duck set to Charlie Brown music

There you have it
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith ends season with sad, slow ride on his PhunkeeDuck

Remember when J.R. Smith caught the NBA world’s eye with his PhunkeeDuck, the motorized skateboard-type gadget that carried him to the locker room before Game 4 in style? At that moment, Smith and his Cleveland Cavaliers held a 2-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. A lot has changed in five days. Of course, the Warriors won the series’ next three games, which...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Likely To Decline $6.4M Player Option

J.R. Smith said he will probably decline his $6.4 million player option for the 2015-16 season. Smith is entering the final season of his deal. Smith would become an unrestricted free agent after finishing the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Have a Good Night, Everybody: Warriors-Cavaliers, Game 6, Behind the Box Score

Golden State Warriors 105Cleveland Cavaliers 97Box ScoreWarriors win NBA Finals, 4-2 In the hours before Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, it started to set in. It was already there, but as the sun set and tipoff drew nearer, it became more pronounced. The tingles in the fingers. The restlessness in the legs. The beat, beat, beat of an anxious heart. The building energy that needed...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith thinks during David Blatt locker room speech in 2015 NBA Finals Game 6

There are few players in the sport of basketball like J.R. Smith and during tonight’s game six of the 2015 NBA Finals, he was shown trying to listen to David Blatt’s locker room speech. As the cameras were trained on Blatt giving the speech, Smith appears in a mirror near the camera and looking at his reaction, he appears to be deep in thought: Let J.R. Smith be J.R. Smith!...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith zones out during coach's halftime speech

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Have you seen the ridiculous device J.R. Smith rides into the arena? (VIDEO)

LeBron James is, and has been, the king of NBA basketball.But on the Cleveland Cavaliers with him is a man who is more than just a jester. Royal and towering in his own right, reserve guard J.R. Smith is the king of NBA levity for all of the memorable side shows he's put on over the years.Add this one to the mix. Smith's vehicle of choice rolling into the stadium is a hilarious thing...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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