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Plain Dealer Jul 28, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles about trade exceptions, J.R. Smith and Delly -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Cavaliers set up to make deals during the season thanks to adding two trade exceptions.
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 27, 2015

Lakers Rumors: Lakers are not signing J.R. Smith so don't fall for silly rumors

Woo-sah. J.R. Smith isn't signing with the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers won't be adding J.R. Smith to the team any time soon, so hold off on panicking on a Smith, Lou Williams, Nick Young, Kobe Bryant lineup with small-ball center Ryan Kelly. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News investigated and reports the Lakers aren't signing the Cleveland Cavaliers' free agent guard: Not sure where the 'JR Smith to Lakers' rumors stemmed from. But Lakers aren't signing him — Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 27, 2015 So where are these rumors coming from? Ah yes, fake pages featuring a...
Bullets Forever Jul 23, 2015

John Wall wears some interesting "frowning shark" pants

Only John Wall can pull new looks off like this. As you may know, John Wall has been known for his ... interesting wardrobe. During Game 4 of the Wizards' series against the Hawks, he wore a lapel-less sportcoat with some plaid stripes on the front. We asked how you would evaluate his look: And we weren't alone. Wall and his jacket got noticed, both by Tweeters and Ramon Sessions: Pic of the night #Wizards pic.twitter.com/9uPUANYT4s — Ryan Kelly (@RyanJKelly) May 12, 2015 J.R. Smith too: #JWall your suit tho! #Turrrbile #WorstThenCrCharlesDraftSuit — JR Smith...
Plain Dealer Jul 23, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers should only offer J.R. Smith a one-year contract: Chris Fedor

There are two sides to unrestricted free agent J.R. Smith. During his six-month stay, the Cavaliers experienced both.
Plain Dealer Jul 23, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers J.R. Smith fights the obstacles of money and self: Bill Livingston (photos)

Cleveland Cavaliers J.R. Smith's biggest problem has often been himself.
Plain Dealer Jul 22, 2015

J.R. Smith to meet with Cleveland Cavaliers this week, sort of regrets opting out

J.R. Smith said "yes and no" when asked if he regrets opting out of his $6.4 million option with the Cavaliers.
Plain Dealer Jul 21, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith can still glide back into the picture -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

J.R. Smith says he will sit down and talk contract with the Cavaliers soon. As frustrating as his decision to try free agency was for the Cavs, he's still a valuable piece -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin.
Plain Dealer Jul 21, 2015
Phil Jackson on J.R. Smith in New York: 'He had been exhibiting some delinquent behavior'

Phil Jackson on J.R. Smith in New York: 'He had been exhibiting some delinquent behavior'

Iman Shumpert, a top off-season priority for Cleveland, has re-signed with the Cavs. J.R. Smith could still return, perhaps on a cheaper deal, as the Cavs liked what they saw from each, another change from their former organization.
Chronicle-Telegram Jul 21, 2015

Cavs set to meet with Smith; Jones plans to re-sign

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are reportedly scheduled to meet with swingman J.R. Smith this week, but that doesn’t guarantee the unrestricted free agent will re-sign with the team. Veteran small forward James Jones, meanwhile, has said he plans to re-sign with Cleveland. That move hasn’t been announced, but Jones will likely make the NBA veteran Read More... The post Cavs set to meet with Smith; Jones plans to re-sign appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
New York Post Jul 20, 2015

J.R. Smith’s free agency gamble is backfiring big time

J.R. Smith’s decision to opt out of the final year of his contract could be a costly one. Rather than take the $6.4 million he was owed for the 2015-16...
Fear The Sword Jul 20, 2015

J.R. Smith meeting with the Cavs this week to discuss a new deal, says he wants to come back

J.R. Smith also admits that opting out was a gamble, kind of. J.R. Smith's foray into free agency has been rather quiet. Today, Smith spoke and somewhat explained what's going on. In an interview with Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Smith said the he will meet with the Cavs this week to discuss a new deal and understands that he could make less next season. Smith became a free agent when he declined his player option worth $6.4 million with the Cavs in June. He is rumored to be seeking a between $7-$9 million a year. Smith also noted that has received interest from other...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 20, 2015

Knicks' Phil Jackson reveals why J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert were traded to Cavaliers

The two players weren't helping with a positive "culture"
Fear The Sword Jul 20, 2015

Did J.R. Smith make a mistake opting out of his contract?

J.R. Smith thought he played his way to a big payday. Was he wrong? J.R. Smith is one of the most fascinating players still on the free agent market. He is unrestricted, and can sign with any team he chooses. He turned down his player option which would have paid him in excess of $6 million. Smith will turn 30 years old in September. He's had what could charitably be described as a bumpy career. There have been real highs; Smith is a uniquely talented player who can really get it going shooting the ball. There have been serious lows; from suspensions to bad shot selection to a propensity...
Posting and Toasting Jul 20, 2015

Phil Jackson spoke candidly about players he traded

The Zen Master doesn't hold back. Charley Rosen's infinite-part series on Phil Jackson's 2014-15 season continues, with Part 4 delving into the controversial trade of J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. The headline is a wee bit over-the-top, but hey, it was a pretty big deal at the time. And boy howdy, Phil didn't hold back. On J.R., who had apparently gotten into the habit of showing up late to team meetings or missing them altogether: "We talked about his statement to the press that our shooting guard depth was going to be the team's asset, but so far it hadn't worked out that way. He was...
Plain Dealer Jul 18, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers have Terry Talkin' about how J.R. Smith can return to the team -- Terry Pluto (photos)

With J.R. Smith finding little interest in the free agent market, he may return to Cleveland.

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