Imagining What Would Be the Greatest Backcourt Ever if the Los Angeles Lakers Sign JR Smith

Twitter is a tremendous tool. It can be used for networking, news gathering, pure entertainment, or any mix of the above. Almost more importantly, it gives light to some of the most ridiculous ideas ever. For example, I came across a few Tweets  about the Los Angeles Lakers potentially having interest in J.R. Smith. These rumors were quickly shot down by every insider in the NBA...
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Lakers Won't Sign J.R. Smith

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.
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Long-shot Wild Dude rallies to win Bing Crosby

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Long-shot Wild Dude rallied to win the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes on Sunday at Del Mar, beating favored Masochistic by 1 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Brian Koriner, the 5-year-old Wild Dude ran six furlongs in 1:09.51 and paid $24.60, $5.20 and $2.60 for his sixth victory in 16 starts. ''They were going quickly,'' Prat said. ''When I came...
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Phil Jackson: Duke players fail to live up to expectations of NBA

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson On Monday, Charley Rose published the fourth article in a five-part ESPN series about New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, and his attempt to gut and rebuild the team. While most of the focus, and the headlines, of the article, which is based on interactions with Jackson on January 10, focus on the Knicks trading Iman Shumpert and J.R...
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Phil Jackson: J.R. Smith Exhibited ‘Delinquent Behavior’ with New York Knicks

The free agency saga has once again hit a bump for Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard J.R. Smith, who, one month after announcing that he was opting out of his $6.4 contract, appears to be in line to regret that decision. The latest salvo against Smith comes from New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson, who told ESPN that prior to the trade that sent him to Cleveland, Smith’s off...
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Lou Amundson's long and winding road leads to a home in New York

Lou Amundson was an afterthought when he came to the Knicks in the trade that sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers last winter. Now, he's someone who could make a legitimate difference for New York moving forward, maybe not a ton on the court, but certainly in the locker room. Over at NBA.com, Jonah Ballow writes about Amundson's journey to the Knicks and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Study: J.R. Smith plays better when Lil Wayne releases music

J.R. Smith is known as one of the NBA's most inconsistent performers. When he's hot, he looks like one of the best scorers in the game. When he's not, things can get pretty ugly. But according to a recent study, there just might be a solution to harnessing Smith's immense talent. The key? Smith's favorite musician, Lil Wayne.  Hashtag Important's Kenny Ducey did some intense research...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith reportedly set to meet with Cavs this week

Free agent shooting guard J.R. Smith told the Northeast Ohio Media Group he will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week to discuss a new contract. Smith told NEOMG that he is prepared to take less money than his $6.4 million player option he declined in June.  "That's always part of the gamble of opting out," Smith said to NEOMG. The Cavaliers acquired Smith from the New York...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith meeting with Cavs, Regrets opting out

J.R. Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to meet this week and talk about a new deal, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Smith opted out of the final year of his contract and says that he does regret it.  He was set to make $6.4 million during the 2015-16 season if he opted into his contract, however may receive less money if he decides to return to the Cavs.  Cleveland...
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J.R. Smith sort of regrets opting out of Cavaliers contract

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsFree agent J.R. Smith will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week to discuss a new contract.  He is prepared to hear a number from the Cavs that is less than the $6.4 million he walked away from when he declined his player’s option in June. “That’s always part of the gamble of opting out,” Smith told the Northeast Ohio Media Group on Monday...
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J.R. Smith to meet with Cavs this week

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...
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J.R. Smith on regretting opting out: 'Uh, I mean, yes and no'

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...
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J.R. Smith plans to meet with the Cavaliers this week, kind of regrets opting out

Free agent J.R. Smith was talked about a lot on Monday but it had nothing to do with his status with the Cleveland Cavaliers. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson threw some shade toward Smith and teammate Iman Shumpert. Smith has still not signed with any team yet and many don’t believe he has gotten any offers. Well Smith broke his silence on Monday and says he has gotten...
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JR Smith a 'deliquent,' failed scorer with lady problems: Phil Jackson

New York Knicks prez Phil Jackson, for an ESPN piece on the team’s 2014-15 season, outs J.R. Smith as a delinquent, failed scorer who had women issues.“J.R. had been exhibiting some delinquent behavior and had gotten into the habit of coming late to team meetings, or missing them altogether,” Jackson said. “Also, [Iman] Shumpert and Tim [Hardaway Jr.] were regressing, so...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith To Meet With Cavs, Somewhat Regrets Opt Out Decision

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...
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ACC Basketball: The recruiting frontrunners

Recruiting, understandably, becomes a hot topic in the offseason. The ACC has become a top target for much of college basketball’s incoming talent. For instance, class of 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. from Fayetteville North Carolina is currently seriously considering scholarship offers from five ACC schools in addition to Kentucky: N.C. State, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest...
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Phil Jackson says J.R. Smith had ‘delinquent behavior’ and ‘issues with gal’

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
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Phil Jackson threw some shade towards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert

New York Knicks fans are still shaking their head about the way the 2014 season ended. Many believe that the Knicks were the worst team in the NBA and that was before Carmelo Anthony checked out after the all-star game. To add insult to injury, Knicks fans had to watch J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals. It was one of the biggest storylines...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: JR Smith was traded for 'delinquent behavior'

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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Want to Bring Back J.R. Smith on Modest Contract

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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers attempting to buy a title

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-3 in the opening games of the NBA summer league. After coming off of a season that fell just short of an NBA Title, the veteran and rookie players are looking towards building what could finally be a championship team in Cleveland, even if it means spending a significant about of money to do so. With the first lost of the summer league (where and when...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Smith Jr Trims list to 6

Dennis Smith Jr., one of the top point guards in the class of 2016 and considered the top point guard by several media outlets, has trimmed his list to 6 schools. Those six schools are: Kentucky, Duke, NC State, UNC, Wake Forest, and Louisville.  All signs point to this battle possibly being between Kentucky and […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 2016 PG Dennis Smith Is Excited About A Kentucky Offer

Dennis Smith, the nation’s top 2016 point guard, received an offer from the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday. Ranked as the No. 4 player in the composite rankings, the Fayetteville, North Carolina native tweeted this out after receiving the offer: Blessed to have received an offer from the the University of Kentucky..
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Offers Top Point Guard in 2016, Dennis Smith Jr.

2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. announced on Twitter Tuesday that the University of Kentucky had officially offered him. Blessed to have received an offer from the the University of Kentucky..
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt: Adjusting to the NBA tougher than I thought

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was a proud, occasionally prickly character during his first year in the NBA. Now that the season is over, he says that adjusting to America’s top basketball league was a little tougher than he expected after spending some two decades coaching overseas. Blatt’s pre-NBA coaching stops included stops in Italy, Russia, Turkey, and Greece, as well...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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