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Fantasy Update

Nov 30, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday he had spoken to J.R. Smith over his "embarrassing" hug with a former team-mate during the NBA champions' defeat to Milwaukee. Lue was left furious after Smith hugged Bucks bench player Jason Terry on the sidelines late in the second half of Cavs blowout defeat. With Smith's back turned, Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova picked out a wide open Tony Snell who dunked unopposed to extend Milwaukee's lead.
Nov 27, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
J.R. Smith for Teammate of the Year pic.twitter.com/IubI4FQXZq— NBA.com (@NBAcom) November 27, 2016J.R. Smith is just the best. Kevin Love became bloodied early in the Cavaliers’ game against the 76ers on Sunday and Dr. Smith came to the rescue by wiping away the blood and being a great teammate. Smith has no hesitation by the blood. He’s not going to wait for team doctors or even gloves, he’s just going to do what needs to be done. Such a great guy -- I swear he’d give you the shirt of his back if you needed it. OK, now hes shirtless. A fan just yelled: "Never put on a shirt...
Plain Dealer Dec 2, 2016
Struggling J.R. Smith battling a sore left knee, doesn't want MRI

Struggling J.R. Smith battling a sore left knee, doesn't want MRI

J.R. Smith is battling more than just shooting woes. He also seems to be battling a left knee injury.
Akron Beacon Journal Dec 1, 2016
Clippers 113, Cavaliers 94: Complacency kills Cavs in blowout home loss to Clippers

Clippers 113, Cavaliers 94: Complacency kills Cavs in blowout home loss to Clippers

CLEVELAND: The complacency Tyronn Lue railed against this week apparently wasn’t cured with one embarrassing road loss or one public example made out of J.R. Smith’s antics.Identifying the problem and fixing it are two different issues. Two blowouts in three nights proves the Cavaliers still have work to do.LeBron James scored 16 points, but the Cavs were drilled at home Thursday by the Los Angeles Clippers 113-94 on a night their shooting and defense again failed them.A jumper by Tristan Thompson pulled the Cavs within 47-45 with two minutes left in the first half, but the Clippers...
Plain Dealer Dec 1, 2016

Channing Frye goes through Cleveland Cavaliers shootaround, will play Thursday night against Clippers (video)

On Thursday morning, he was back in his usual routine before home games, hoisting a handful of jumpers alongside LeBron James, Richard Jefferson and J.R. Smith.
Plain Dealer Nov 30, 2016
J.R. Smith's boneheaded play one example of Cavs' admitted boredom and waning focus

J.R. Smith's boneheaded play one example of Cavs' admitted boredom and waning focus

Masked by a 13-3 record and with the Larry O'Brien trophy still crowding their rearview mirrors, the Cavs' focus has waned lately. J.R. Smith is only one example.
NBA: Lue rips 'embarrassing' Smith blunder

NBA: Lue rips 'embarrassing' Smith blunder

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday he had spoken to J.R. Smith over his "embarrassing" hug with a former team-mate during the NBA champions' defeat to Milwaukee. Lue was left furious after Smith hugged Bucks bench player Jason Terry on the sidelines late in the second half of Cavs blowout defeat. With Smith's back turned, Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova picked out a wide open Tony Snell who dunked unopposed to extend Milwaukee's lead.
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 30, 2016
Tyronn Lue calls J.R. Smith's behavior 'embarrassing,' Smith was trying not to be boring

Tyronn Lue calls J.R. Smith's behavior 'embarrassing,' Smith was trying not to be boring

INDEPENDENCE: J.R. Smith addressed his mental lapse Tuesday night and his postgame response to it with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who called it an “embarrassing moment” and said Smith did not handle it the right way. Smith blundered mentally in the second quarter of Tuesday’s blowout loss at the Milwaukee Bucks when he ran off the court to hug Jason Terry during the game. He was supposed to be guarding Tony Snell, who instead enjoyed an easy dunk while Smith’s Cavs teammates looked on bewildered. Smith addressed reporters Tuesday night while wearing a ski mask and said he didn’t...
Plain Dealer Nov 30, 2016
Tyronn Lue talked to J.R. Smith about his 'embarrassing moment' during Milwaukee loss

Tyronn Lue talked to J.R. Smith about his 'embarrassing moment' during Milwaukee loss

Tyronn Lue said J.R. Smith's walking off the court to hug an opponent during the game was an 'embarrassing moment, and how Smith explained it to the media afterwards was 'not right.'
Golden State Of Mind Nov 30, 2016

J.R. Smith, Klay Thompson, and others keep us laughing

Are some of the best NBA “bloopers” actual mistakes? Or are they performance art of the highest degree designed to remind us that not everything is doom and gloom? Last night in Milwaukee, Cavs’ swingman J.R. Smith decided to check out for a few seconds. I mean, he wasn’t taken out of the game by coach Tyronn Lue or anything. He just decided to saunter over and give a “howdeedoo” to his buddy Jason Terry. Unfortunately, he was in fact still in the game. Also unfortunately, the game was in the process of actively unfolding. You can almost see the wheels turning in Jason...
Fear The Sword Nov 30, 2016

Fear the Newsletter: So that loss happened

Get the latest Cavs news in today’s newsletter. Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', where we prep for tonight's season opener. If you have questions, concerns or complaints, drop me an e-mail at christopherwmanning@gmail.com. - Chris Manning, Editor at Fear the Sword So, uh, the Cavs lost to the Bucks. Yes, really, the Cavs lost to the Bucks and it wasn't even close. Cleveland looked good to start the game and then it all went down hill. In vine form, the Cavs' loss is J.R. Smith dapping up Jason Terry and giving up a free two points: iTunes, Stitcher and...
Plain Dealer Nov 30, 2016
J.R. Smith's strange explanation after hugging Jason Terry while play resumed: 'I didn't even know I was in the game'

J.R. Smith's strange explanation after hugging Jason Terry while play resumed: 'I didn't even know I was in the game'

With 3:03 remaining in the second quarter and play set to resume following a timeout, four of the five Cavaliers were in position, ready to defend. All of them, but J.R. Smith.
Plain Dealer Nov 29, 2016
J.R. Smith took a moment to shake Jason Terry's hand, and it cost the Cavaliers an easy bucket

J.R. Smith took a moment to shake Jason Terry's hand, and it cost the Cavaliers an easy bucket

J.R. Smith got faked out by Milwaukee's Jason Terry, and it cost the Cavaliers a bucket.
Plain Dealer Nov 29, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers J.R. Smith's slump and the green light: Bill Livingston (photos)

Three-point shooter J.R. Smith has made only 1 of his last 22 shots going into the Cleveland Cavaliers' game at Milwaukee on Tuesday, but remains an essential part of the offense.
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 28, 2016

Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith searching for way to break out of career-worst shooting slump

The worst shooting slump of J.R. Smith’s career has him pondering ways to break out of it. Another performance this dreary and Smith may have to take matters into his own hands. Or feet, as it may be. Smith missed all 11 of the shots he took in the Cavaliers’ win Sunday’s over the Philadelphia 76ers and he is mired in a dreadful 1-for-22 shooting slump in his last two games. He has missed 16 of his last 17 3-point attempts. If Smith struggles again in Tuesday’s game at the Milwaukee Bucks, he knows how to break out of it when he gets home. “One of my good friends, him and my dad are...
Cavs 112, Sixers 108; Jason Lloyd's 25 thoughts on backwards J.R. Smith, LeBron's football cleat

Cavs 112, Sixers 108; Jason Lloyd's 25 thoughts on backwards J.R. Smith, LeBron's football cleat

PHILADELPHIA: Twenty-five thoughts for 25 points from Kevin Love in Sunday’s 112-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers… 1.     Another performance like this and J.R. Smith may have to take matters into his own hands. Or feet, as it may be. Smith missed all 11 of the shots he took Sunday and is mired in a dreadful 1 for 22 shooting slump in his last two games. He has missed 16 of his last 17 3-point attempts. 2.     The Cavs don’t play again until Tuesday at Milwaukee. If Smith is still slumping, he knows how to break out of it when he gets home. 3.     “One of my good...
Plain Dealer Nov 27, 2016
J.R. Smith's 1-of-22 shooting slump is truly unbelievable

J.R. Smith's 1-of-22 shooting slump is truly unbelievable

Like with so many things concerning J.R. Smith, you really couldn't make up his 1-of-22 shooting slump, or what he intends to do about it.

J.R. Smith Photos

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