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Fear The Sword Apr 16, 2015

J.R. Smith: "Forget what anyone says, Kevin Love is the ultimate teammate"

J.R. Smith opens up to The Cauldron about life in Cleveland Well, this is awesome. Over at The Cauldron, an offshoot of medium.com, J. R. Smith has written an essay about his trade from the New York Knicks to the Cavs. What Smith has done in his time in Cleveland has surpassed nearly all expectations. After really struggling early on in the year, he has completely changed the way he plays. Gone, for the most part, are the failed attempts at creation. Down, in a major way, are the amount of midrange jump shots he takes each game. Way up is the percentage of his shots coming from three point...
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 14, 2015

LeBron James should be NBA MVP? Ex-Knick J.R. Smith has a thought about that

The Cleveland Cavaliers guard shared his thoughts on his teammate.
Chronicle-Telegram Apr 14, 2015

Cavaliers 109, Pistons 97: Starters play, LeBron James has triple-double, J.R. Smith scores 28 in playoff tuneup

CLEVELAND — In what was likely their final dress rehearsal before the playoffs, LeBron James and the Cavaliers played to rave reviews Monday night while downing the Detroit Pistons by the deceiving final score of 109-97 at Quicken Loans Arena. James posted his second triple-double in his last four games with 21 points, 10 rebounds Read More...The post Cavaliers 109, Pistons 97: Starters play, LeBron James has triple-double, J.R. Smith scores 28 in playoff tuneup appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The...
Fear The Sword Apr 12, 2015

Cavs will rest LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith against Celtics

The Cavs have the second seed in the East wrapped up, and are in a holding pattern. The Cavs are in limbo. The best kind of limbo, really. Their games don't matter much until the playoffs start next weekend. With three to play, wins hurt the team's draft position and games in general provide opportunities for key players to get hurt. David Blatt and the Cavs are attempting to limit the latter, and in so doing, might counteract the former: Cavs are resting LeBron, Kyrie, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith against the Celtics — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 12, 2015 All three will play...
New York Daily News Apr 10, 2015
J.R. Smith has 'rules' for avoiding late-night incidents

J.R. Smith has 'rules' for avoiding late-night incidents

Derek Fisher made a point to address with his players the dangers of staying out late in light of Chris Copeland's 4 a.m. stabbing.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 10, 2015
Ex-Knick J.R. Smith: What was Cavaliers' Chris Copeland doing out at 4 a.m.?

Ex-Knick J.R. Smith: What was Cavaliers' Chris Copeland doing out at 4 a.m.?

He has some words of advice for other young players.
Plain Dealer Apr 10, 2015

J.R. Smith on New York nightclub stabbing: 'It can go down anywhere'

J.R. Smith talks about problems athletes face when they hang out at late-night hot spots.
Chronicle-Telegram Apr 6, 2015

Brian Dulik: J.R. Smith dialed in and fitting in with the Cavaliers

The legend of NBA gunslinger J.R. Smith grew even larger Sunday afternoon. The mercurial shooting guard made 8 of 17 3-pointers — topped by a half-court circus shot at the second-quarter buzzer — in leading the Cavaliers to a 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls. “J.R. Swish” scored all 24 of his points beyond the Read More...The post Brian Dulik: J.R. Smith dialed in and fitting in with the Cavaliers 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.
News-Herald Mar 23, 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith benefits when opponents focus on Cavs' stars

Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith benefits when opponents focus on Cavs' stars

For some reason, the Bucks lost track of J.R. Smith.The veteran shooting guard moves well without the ball. With so many other weapons on the court, it's sometimes easy for the opposition to pay more attention to the Cavaliers' star players.That's when Smith is most dangerous.The Bucks were taught a hard lesson on March 22 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Fear The Sword Mar 23, 2015

J.R. Smith keeps up run of great play for Cleveland Cavaliers

J.R. Smith is still plugging along as an effective shooter and defender for the Cavs, but some are in fear of his eventual regression. Is this fear warranted? We all know what J.R. Smith is, at this point. Parts of four different seasons with the New York Knicks showcased the full gambit of J.R. Smith emotions. He joined the Knicks in the 2011-2012 season after a legendary stint in China during the lockout, both on and off the court. In that time, he struggled to find a consistent role on the team, culminating in one of the worst individual playoff performances of this decade against the...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 23, 2015

Cavs 108, Bucks 90; Jason Lloyd's 20 final thoughts on J.R. Smith, good looks and the sinking Bucks

MILWAUKEE: Twenty thoughts for 20 points from Kyrie Irving in a 108-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks 1. If it seems like J.R. Smith has enjoyed remarkable space around the 3-point line this season, it’s because he has. The three consecutive 3-pointers he made in the fourth quarter Sunday were indicative of the looks he has gotten since joining the Cavs: wide open. 2. Smith made seven more 3-pointers Sunday and scored 23 points. LeBron James had 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but Smith was the most consistent scorer throughout the afternoon. 3. Since arriving from New York,...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 22, 2015

J.R. Smith's 3-point flurry allows Cavs to pull away for 108-90 victory against Bucks

MILWAUKEE: J.R. Smith made 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter and the Cavs finally shook free for a 108-90 victory Sunday against the reeling Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks shot 61 percent in the first half and led by 11 in the third quarter before the Cavs finally snapped to life by scoring 10 straight points over the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth. Smith’s final 3-pointer of his flurry stretched the lead to 93-78 with 6:18 left. Smith scored 23 points and made seven 3-pointers on a day the Cavs struggled at both ends in the first half....

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