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Feb 13, 2017
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At least he had his shirt on
Feb 13, 2017
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward J.R. Smith (thumb) replied to a recent report suggesting he could return to action within the next three weeks, saying on Twitter, "Please don't believe the hype, [I] still a ways to go." What It Means: The original report suggested Smith might be well ahead of his initial 12-14 week timetable, but his tweet implies that he's still unlikely to be back anytime before the end of March. Smith isn't worth owning in standard formats. Smith has not been having a strong season, and his -1.7 nERD is second-worst on the Cavaliers roster. He owns a...
News-Herald Feb 16, 2017

Watch Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith shoot baskets for first time since injury

Allie Clifton of Fox Sports Ohio gives an update on Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, who was shooting baskets ahead of the Cavs' game against the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 15.It was the first time Smith took shots in front of the public in Quicken Loans Arena since he has been out with a thumb injury incurred in December.
Plain Dealer Feb 16, 2017
J.R. Smith tests repaired broken thumb before Cavs vs. Pacers (video)

J.R. Smith tests repaired broken thumb before Cavs vs. Pacers (video)

Cavs' J.R. Smith tests repaired broken thumb (video)
FOX Sports Feb 15, 2017
J.R. Smith gets shots up for first time since wrist injury

J.R. Smith gets shots up for first time since wrist injury

Allie gives an update on Swish.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 14, 2017
Cavs forward Kevin Love has knee surgery, could be out for six weeks

Cavs forward Kevin Love has knee surgery, could be out for six weeks

MINNEAPOLIS: Kevin Love’s left knee injury was as bad as the Cavaliers feared. Now they’ll be without their All-Star power forward for at least the next month and perhaps up to six weeks. Love had arthroscopic surgery in New York to remove a loose body from his left knee, making him the second starter the Cavs have lost this season for an extended period of time following J.R. Smith’s fractured thumb.“It’s just our road every season,” LeBron James said. “One of our key guys gets hurt and this year has probably been the worst out of all years.”Indeed, both Kyrie Irving and Love...
Plain Dealer Feb 14, 2017
Kyle Korver -- a shooter Cleveland Cavaliers can lean on: Bill Livingston (photos)

Kyle Korver -- a shooter Cleveland Cavaliers can lean on: Bill Livingston (photos)

With J.R. Smith not ready to return from injury, the Cleveland Cavaliers look to the constant motion and lunging shots of Kyle Korver for offense.
Fear The Sword Feb 14, 2017
Fear the Newsletter: A mixed bag of Cavs news

Fear the Newsletter: A mixed bag of Cavs news

That and more in today’s newsletter. Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass. TALK TO ME: On an off today, a lot of Cavs news broke. First Chris Andersen was traded, clearing a roster spot and shaving $2.5 million of Cleveland's luxury tax bill. Then, word came that the Cavs worried about Kevin Love's knee. And then it came out that J.R. Smith might be back in three weeks, but he refuted those reports on Twitter. There's a lot happening here, but it might not mean anything specific for a bit longer. Expect some...
Fear The Sword Feb 13, 2017
J.R. Smith could return in three weeks

J.R. Smith could return in three weeks

Smith, though, did shoot down the report on Twitter. Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith could be closer to returning than expected. According to a report co-scribed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Chris Haynes, could be back in three weeks and is otherwise on track for a return in mid-March. Were he to return in three weeks, he could return March 6 against the Miami Heat or March 9 vs. the Detroit Pistons. Smith fractured his thumb on Dec. 20 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Three days later, the team announced he would be out 12-14 weeks. If he does return March 6 or March 9, it would give...
numberFire Feb 13, 2017

J.R. Smith (thumb) still ways away from returning for Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward J.R. Smith (thumb) replied to a recent report suggesting he could return to action within the next three weeks, saying on Twitter, "Please don't believe the hype, [I] still a ways to go." What It Means: The original report suggested Smith might be well ahead of his initial 12-14 week timetable, but his tweet implies that he's still unlikely to be back anytime before the end of March. Smith isn't worth owning in standard formats. Smith has not been having a strong season, and his -1.7 nERD is second-worst on the Cavaliers roster. He owns a...
Sports Illustrated Feb 10, 2017
J.R. Smith tweets support for Charles Oakley, promotes 'I'm With Oakley' t-shirt

J.R. Smith tweets support for Charles Oakley, promotes 'I'm With Oakley' t-shirt

The Knicks guard tweeted his support for Charles Oakley and included a link to a "I'm With Oakley" shirt.
FOX Sports Feb 9, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers: Is DeAndre Liggins the Answer?

Cleveland Cavaliers: Is DeAndre Liggins the Answer?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been at their best when DeAndre Liggins is on the floor. They should consider starting him until J.R. Smith recovers.The Cavs' starting lineup hasn't been at its best without J.R. Smith. Smith has the perfect skillset to accompany a starting lineup featuring ...
News-Herald Feb 8, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith holds daughter for first time

J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel, welcomed a new daughter a month ago. Dakota was born five months premature and weighed only a pound.This week, he was finally able to hold her for the first time, and
Plain Dealer Feb 6, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith holds newborn daughter, Dakota, for first time, shares photo

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith shared with fans Monday that he got the chance to hold his newborn daughter for the first time.
Plain Dealer Jan 28, 2017
J.R. Smith: Cleveland Cavaliers 'have been here before, will be fine' after rough stretch; treatment and rehab going well

J.R. Smith: Cleveland Cavaliers 'have been here before, will be fine' after rough stretch; treatment and rehab going well

On Saturday night, J.R. Smith, still sidelined with a fractured right thumb suffered on Dec. 20, wanted to shed some light on Cleveland's most turbulent week of the season.

J.R. Smith Photos

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