J.R. Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Story Behind J.R. Smith’s First Tattoo Is Pretty Ridiculous

    Complex "J.R. Smith sat down in the back of a car while Vice Sports asked him questions for a "Ride Along" segment recently. One of the many topics that the Cavaliers guard touched on was his very first tattoo (you may have noticed that he has more than one at this point). And he revealed that there's a..." May 10

  • JR Smith Tapped for 'Space Jam 2' Role ... Let's Get Animated!

    TMZ "LeBron James might have familiar company on the set of "Space Jam 2" ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned producers have already reached out to Cavs star J.R. Smith for a role in the flick. We spoke to Smith's rep Daniel Hazan ... who says producers contacted him a few weeks ago to see if Smith..." May 08

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith's sneaker collection will blow you away

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Sneakerheads take notice: J.R. Smith is no slouch when it comes to his shoe game. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard took to Instagram over the weekend to show of his massive sneaker collection, which includes more than 300 pairs of the finest kicks money can buy. "From a kid who window shopped..." April 11

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith sued for $2.5 million after Nov. nightclub incident

    ESPN "Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been sued for $2.5 million by a man he got into an encounter with outside a New York City nightclub last November, according to documents obtained by ESPN.com. Justin Brown, who was 19 at the time, approached Smith at a pizza shop at about 4 a.m. after Smith had..." March 27

  • J.R. Smith: ‘Save me a spot’ on the LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony super team

    New York Daily News "J.R. Smith can be counted among those hoping to see past and current teammates Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James hook up to play with close friends Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade at some point later in their careers, as James suggested as a possibility earlier this week. James wasn't made available..." March 25

  • J.R. Smith to part ways with CAA; plans to sign with LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is not only making plays on the court, he's doing so off of it as well. Smith is in the process of parting ways with Creative Artists Agency and plans to sign with Rich Paul of Cleveland-based Klutch Sports, league sources informed cleveland.com. A..." March 24

  • Lil Wayne shares funny story about partying with JR Smith

    Larry Brown Sports "Lil Wayne and fellow rapper 2 Chainz were guests on “Highly Questionable” on ESPN2 Friday and were asked to share some good stories about partying with athletes. At first, the two misinterpreted the question and began dishing on how JaMarcus Russell and Dajuan Wagner partied their ways out of..." March 12

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith unhappy with being left out of 3-point contest

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith said he knows he can't change the NBA's decision not to include him in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, but he hopes the league reconsiders how it chooses participants for future All-Star festivities. "Other than stats and analytics and everything they..." February 05

  • LeBron petitions for J.R. Smith in 3-point contest

    The Score "Through his first 27 games of the season, J.R. Smith amassed one 20-point performance while shooting a solid, yet pedestrian 35 percent from 3-point territory. Now the veteran shooting guard has put together three straight performances with at least 24 points, knocking down 18 of 30 (60..." January 10

  • Cavs guard J.R. Smith giving NBA referees the silent treatment

    Akron Beacon Journal "J.R. Smith is trying a new approach this season. He’s giving NBA officials the silent treatment. Smith has only been whistled for one technical this season (he had a second rescinded).When asked about it, Smith has a simple explanation: He purses his lips and twists an imaginary key. “I’m..." January 06

  • Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith react to Cleanthony Early shooting

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was asked Wednesday about the shooting of his teammate Cleanthony Early during a robbery outside of a strip club in Queens early Wednesday morning and offered the following perspective: Early's unfortunate incident sparked a conversation about whether..." December 30

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith on LeBron James’ fading hairline: 'You can't have it all!'

    Sporting News "LeBron James seems to have just about everything figured out. He’s a future Hall of Famer with NBA championships and more money than most people reading this can imagine. But as teammate J.R. Smith and the Internet like to remind James, a consistent hairline is the only unattainable item for King..." December 17

  • J.R. Smith won't apologize for cheap shot against Jae Crowder

    The Score "There's no love lost between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. The two old rivals faced off in last season's playoffs, and although the Cavaliers dispatched the scrappy Celtics with relative ease, there was bad blood on both sides. Namely, Kelly Olynyk dislocated Kevin Love's..." December 16

  • Celtics' Jae Crowder wants apology from Cavs' J.R. Smith on Tuesday

    ESPN "Boston Celtics swingman Jae Crowder, whose 2014-15 season ended when he sprained his left ACL after a vicious backhand from Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith in Game 4 of an Eastern Conference playoff series, said on the eve of the teams' first meeting since the injury that he expects an..." December 14

  • J.R. Smith on Golden State: 'I wanted them to go undefeated until they played us'

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith found himself in the bizarre position this weekend of rooting for the team that beat him and his teammates in the 2015 NBA Finals. Strange as it might sound, Smith had his reasons for wanting the Golden State Warriors to continue their historic unbeaten..." December 14

  • LeBron James, David Blatt call out Cavs; J.R. Smith responds

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered an overtime loss to New Orleans on Friday night, and not all appeared to be well afterwards. During the fourth quarter and overtime, the team’s offense basically ran through LeBron James, as it usually does. After the defeat, James and coach David Blatt seemed..." December 06

  • The J.R. Smith Rule: The Cavaliers Are Banned From Using Hoverboards at Quicken Loans Arena

    Complex "Well, no more of that. Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports that the team has banned its players from using hoverboards in Quicken Loans Arena. You could blame the change on LeBron James. He reportedly "questioned" the team's professionalism in mid-October. As a result, the team had a meeting..." November 30

  • J.R. Smith accused of choking student after teen mocked trade to Cavs

    New York Daily News "Former New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been accused of choking a 19-year-old high school student in Chelsea after the younger man quipped about the hoopster's trade to Cleveland. Smith, 30, has not been arrested in connection to the alleged incident outside Artichoke Basille's Pizza about..." November 21

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith: 'Crazy' Phil Jackson would talk about my personal life

    ESPN "J.R. Smith thinks it’s “crazy” that Knicks president Phil Jackson would discuss issues about Smith's personal life publicly. Over the summer, Jackson said in an interview with Charley Rosen that Smith was having “issues with his gal” toward the end of his Knicks tenure. "It was crazy to me..." November 13

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs G J.R. Smith (knee) will play this evening against the Jazz after missing team's previous three games.

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    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Cavs say JR Smith is out the next two games with a right knee bruise #Dellyville

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith likely to have MRI on right knee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith will likely undergo an MRI on Tuesday in Cleveland to check out the extent of a right knee contusion he sustained in Monday's 107-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Smith suffered the injury in the first quarter. Head coach David Blatt says he believes Smith locked legs with Sixer..." November 03

  • J.R. Smith to miss at least 2 games

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed a right knee contusion and also revealed quadriceps tendinitis in his right leg, according to the team. Smith will miss the Cavs' next two games Wednesday against the New York Knicks and Friday against the..." November 03

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    JR Smith (right knee contusion) will not return, #Cavs say

  • J.R. Smith drains half-court shot, wins prize for military member

    CBS Sports "Before the start of the Cleveland Cavaliers intrasquad scrimmage that was open to fans, J.R. Smith was tasked with making a shot from half-court that would give a military member a $30,000 prize. Not feeling any pressue, Smith confidently swished home the shot, celebrating in style afterwards." October 06

  • J.R. Smith: ‘I’d run through a brick wall’ for Cavaliers coach David Blatt

    Pro Basketball Talk "Does LeBron James fully support Cavaliers coach David Blatt? Check back later. Cleveland players take a lot of their cues from LeBron, who has praised Blatt. But J.R. Smith goes above and beyond LeBron’s precedent with Blatt. Smith, via Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com: “First things..." October 01

  • Report: J.R. Smith’s contract has less guaranteed money over two years than player option would’ve over one

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith officially re-signed with the Cavaliers, and we already knew some terms of the deal – two years, starting at $5 million, player option. Though he will make less than the $6,399,750 he could have gotten by opting in next season, it appeared Smith might have saved face by getting more..." September 03

  • Cavaliers Re-Sign Guard J.R. Smith

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed guard J.R. Smith, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contracts were not released. Smith played in 70 games (51 starts) with Cleveland and New York in the 2014-15 regular..." September 02

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    J.R. Smith also has a no-trade clause, I'm told.

  • J.R. Smith announces return to Cavs

    ESPN "Free-agent guard J.R. Smith has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced on his Instagram page Thursday night. The deal is for two years and more than $10 million total, sources told ESPN.com. The second year of the contract will be a player option. Because of collective..." August 21

  • Cavs offering J.R. Smith less money to stay in Cleveland

    CBS Sports "With the majority of the roster eligible for new contracts this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made it a point to bring back basically the same team that fell short in the NBA Finals last season. Tristan Thompson is still unsigned, which according to LeBron James is Cleveland's No. 1..." August 17

  • JR Smith Gets Married But Not To Girl He Took to Finals and Dated for 2 Years

    Black Sports Online "See the girl on the right? That is Ashley Weatherspoon, that is the girl JR Smith has dated on and off for the last two years. The reason I know who she is, was because I saw her at every game I covered during the NBA Finals. She and JR were just on vacation a couple of weeks ago. See the..." August 08

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Spoke to a league source who says it's just a matter of time until the Cavs re-sign Tristan & JR & believes Cavs only keep 14 on the roster.

  • Smith: "I just want to be somewhere I can make a difference"

    Fox Sports Ohio "J.R. Smith, participating in a Guam basketball clinic, told the Pacific Daily News he just wants to be somewhere he can make a difference. "I don't want to be somewhere I can't have an affect on the team," Smith said. Smith opted out of the final year of his contact to become a free agent on..." August 04

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    Sam Amico @AmicoHoops

    Sixers expressed interest in free agent guard JR Smith, but that's dwindled. Cavs want to re-sign Smith, letting market determine his value.

  • Report: Lakers Deny Having Interest in JR Smith

    Black Sports Online "Over the weekend some rumors came up that the Lakers were on the verge of signing JR Smith. According to the Lakers those rumors aren’t true and they have no interest in JR. JR options are fairly limited at the moment. " July 27

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

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent J.R. Smith said he will meet with the Cavaliers this week to discuss a new contract and is prepared for the possibility that he could make less than the $6.4 million he walked away from when he declined his player's option with Cleveland in June. "That's always part of the gamble of..." July 21

  • Phil Jackson: J.R. Smith exhibited 'delinquent behavior' with Knicks

    CBS Sports "In Charley Rosen's latest ESPN piece in a series about the 2014-15 New York Knicks season, team president Phil Jackson spoke candidly about what was going wrong with the team early in the year. Here's an excerpt on J.R. Smith, whose Knicks tenure ended in early January with a trade to the..." July 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Early indications are Cavs likewise have NOT abandoned JR Smith pursuit. They seem intent on keeping whole band together. And adding to it

  • Cavs GM says team is open to re-signing J.R. Smith

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith declined his player option for next season, one that would have paid him just under $6.4 million to remain with the Cavaliers. Smith, you’ll recall, was awful in the Finals when LeBron James needed someone, anyone, to step up and hit open shots. He was 24-of-77 from the field in six..." June 27

  • Cavaliers, J.R. Smith Have Mutual Interest On New Deal

    Real GM Basketball "J.R. Smith has opted out of his $6.5 million deal for the 15-16 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell RealGM. The Cavaliers and Smith have mutual interest in a return. Smith was acquired by the Cavaliers in January from the New York Knicks." June 24

  • J.R. Smith says he’ll opt out of final year with Cavaliers

    Sporting News "J.R. Smith left a less-than-desirable situation with the Knicks halfway through the NBA season and finished the year in the NBA Finals with the Cavaliers. And after Cleveland’s Game 6 loss, Smith said he may be on the move again as he “probably” plans to opt out of the final year of his..." June 17

  • J.R. Smith one flagrant foul from suspension

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith got suspended for his first flagrant foul of the playoffs, a flagrant-2 against the Celtics for taking a shot to Jae Crowder‘s head. Smith picked up a second flagrant foul in Game 5 of the NBA Finals for trying to run through Draymond Green. This time it was just a flagrant-1, but..." June 15

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith still looking for confidence and his shot

    Akron Beacon Journal "J.R. Smith’s self-assessment proved blunt and honest when asked how he’d describe his play thus far in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. “Horses—t,” he said when asked what the thought of his game. And it’s quite obvious it’s got him a bit rattled. Smith came into Thursday’s..." June 12

  • J.R. Smith was fearing social media frenzy after ‘dumb fouls’

    New York Post "Ex-Knick J.R. Smith was on the bench, having fouled out with 29.2 seconds left in overtime Sunday night, and watched with glee as the Cavaliers held on for a 95-93 victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Part of his happiness was avoiding being tagged the goat for his series of ill-advised fouls..." June 08

  • J.R. Smith says he feels discarded by the Knicks

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith loved playing in New York -- you know the nightlife, #KnicksTape, etc. -- but things have worked out quite well for him since the Knicks traded him in January. He even said a few weeks after the trade that he liked Cleveland because of the lack of off-the-court..." June 04

  • J.R. Smith calls Caitlyn Jenner a 'science project' on Instagram

    Sporting News "J.R. Smith may be preparing for the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday at Golden State, but that didn't stop the outspoken Cavs guard from taking to Instagram to denounce Caitlyn Jenner. Smith applauded music artist Akon for creating the Solar Academy that will bring electricity to 600 million..." June 03

  • JR Smith’s mom quotes Drake after sweep of Hawks

    Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith was a major contributor in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, and his mother could not be more proud. After the Cavs won Game 4 in convincing fashion, Smith’s mother, Ida Smith, used a line from a Drake song while reflecting on what has..." May 27

  • After Cavaliers advance to conference finals, J.R. Smith takes jab at Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can be solid complementary role players on a team. In New York, there wasn’t much to complement (or compliment, for that matter). But the pair have fit in well with the Cavaliers — a team that was in need of depth and quality role players — and helped Cleveland..." May 16

  • Cavs get J.R. Smith back for Game 3, still unsure about Shumpert

    The Score "J.R. Smith's back. After serving his two-game suspension for a Game 4 spinning backfist that leveled Jae Crowder, the shooting guard is back to help his team attempt to take the lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls. "We're getting one of our main guys back, a..." May 08