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Plain Dealer Aug 22, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers have Terry Talkin' about the minutes for LeBron James and signing J.R. Smith -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Cavaliers signing J.R. Smith helps the team on its mission next season to cut the minutes for LeBron James.
Fear The Sword Aug 21, 2015

Grade the deal: J.R. Smith is back in Cleveland for at least one more year

J.R. Smith's new deal is a good deal for Cleveland. J.R. Smith, as first announced on his Instagram, is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Smith's new deal is a two-year deal that will play him $5 million annually and has a player option for the second year. In addition, Smith has a no-trade clause in his contract. For the Cavs, this deal is largely a win. For one, Smith is back for $1.4 million less than he made last season and that means something for the Cavs, a team that was already going to pay a huge luxury pax before re-signing Smith and still has to re-sign Tristan Thompson to a...
Plain Dealer Aug 21, 2015

Free agent J.R. Smith to re-sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Free-agent guard J.R. Smith is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the sharpshooter announced on his Instagram account Thursday night. Smith agreed to a two-year deal in which he'll earn $5 million next season with a player option on...
Plain Dealer Aug 21, 2015

With J.R. Smith signing, the gang's almost all here again -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

J.R. Smith made a mistake in opting out of his Cavaliers' contract. But he's fixed it by signing for less money with the team that gives him the best chance at a title -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin
New York Post Aug 20, 2015

J.R. Smith celebrates Cavs signing with dubious claim in Instagram post

J.R. Smith is going back to Cleveland. “Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs!” the former Knick said in an Instagram post announcing his decision. “It’s been...
Plain Dealer Aug 20, 2015

J.R. Smith announces he's re-signing with Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Free-agent guard J.R. Smith is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the sharpshooter announced on his Instagram account Thursday night. Click here to read the full story about Smith's new contract, which will be a two-year deal with a...
News-Herald Aug 20, 2015
J.R. Smith says he's returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

J.R. Smith says he's returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

Shooting guard J.R. Smith announced he is returning to the Cavaliers on his Instagram feed on Aug. 20."It's been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait," Smith wrote.Smith opted out of the final year of his contract, reportedly worth $6.4 million, and was an unrestricted free agent.
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 20, 2015

J.R. Smith returning to Cavaliers

J.R. Smith is returning to the Cavaliers. Smith wrote on his Instagram account late Thursday he was returning, and a team source confirmed he intends to sign, but the deal isn’t yet completed. Smith declined a player option that would’ve paid him $6.4 million for this season, then struggled securing another, more lucrative deal. “When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best,” Smith wrote on his Instagram account. “The Cavaliers had things they needed to do in order to piece together a championship caliber roster. I ended...
CSN Washington Aug 20, 2015

J.R. Smith announces return to Cavs, explains turning down option

After declining a player option worth $6.4 million, J.R. Smith announced in an Instagram post that he will rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fear The Sword Aug 20, 2015

J.R. Smith announces his return to the Cavaliers on instagram

The Cavs' sharpshooter will be back in 2015 Some things are meant to be. Some are just obvious. J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers were always the former this summer. After a long wait, he has announced that he is coming back. Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best. The Cavaliers had things they needed to do in order to piece together a championship caliber roster. I ended up deciding that instead of...
Fear The Sword Aug 19, 2015

No laughing matter: J.R. Smith is important to the Cavs

J.R. Smith is still without a team. Why do people enjoy watching him twist in the wind? Reports are surfacing that J.R. Smith is likely not getting the payday that he was hoping for, and people seem to be enjoying watching the newly-engaged Pied Piper twist in the wind. SBNation's Tom Ziller's piece alluded to the Latrell Sprewell saga. Many on Twitter teased at J.R.'s hubris for thinking a strong half season could undo a career of bad decisions and bad shot selection. Hell, NBA.com DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A PROFILE FOR HIM ANYMORE. (Note: This seems to just be the policy for any free agent,...
Plain Dealer Aug 19, 2015
Join Chris Haynes, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor to chat Cavs, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith at 1 p.m.

Join Chris Haynes, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor to chat Cavs, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith at 1 p.m.

Join Chris Haynes, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor to discuss the latest with the Cavaliers during our Cavs chat at 1 p.m.
Plain Dealer Aug 18, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers have Terry Talkin' about Tristan Thompson and probable return of J.R. Smith -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Cavaliers will probably have J.R. Smith back because he has nowhere else to go. The Tristan Thompson contract situation remains complicated.
Fear The Sword Aug 18, 2015

J.R. Smith likely not getting the payday he had hoped for

While things remain convoluted with Tristan Thompson's contract status, another negotiation has taken a complicated turn for the Cleve Cavaliers. Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com reports that the Cavs have not offered a multi-year deal to guard J.R. Smith and have instead offered him a 1-year deal that would pay him fewer monies than the player option he declined a couple of months ago. The hard part for Smith is he knows he should have picked up the player option for $6.4 million for 2015-16. When he passed and became a free agent, he really believed a multi-year offer for more money was...
Fear The Sword Aug 7, 2015

Fear The Roundtable: Should the Cavs pursue Markieff Morris? Is J.R. Smith under-appreciated? Who should start in 2015-2016?

There are a few blips on the offseason news radar. We got a posse together to talk about it. Well sports fans, it is August and that means there is no NBA basketball. The dark times are upon us. We can still bicker about NBA basketball though. With rumors flying around related to the Phoenix Suns forward Markeiff Morris wants nothing to do with the Suns, J.R. Smith still unsigned, and the Cavs big three being the only untouchable thing in the starting lineup I reached out to our esteemed staff to get some answers. Q.) J.R. Smith remains unsigned, and while the Cavs appear to be the...

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