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
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
#Cavs G J.R. Smith (knee) will play this evening against the Jazz after missing team's previous three games.
Cavs say JR Smith is out the next two games with a right knee bruise #Dellyville
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
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
JR Smith (right knee contusion) will not return, #Cavs say
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
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
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
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
J.R. Smith also has a no-trade clause, I'm told.
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
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
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
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.
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
Sixers expressed interest in free agent guard JR Smith, but that's dwindled. Cavs want to re-sign Smith, letting market determine his value.
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
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
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
Early indications are Cavs likewise have NOT abandoned JR Smith pursuit. They seem intent on keeping whole band together. And adding to it
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers literally knocked out the Celtics in a Game 4 101-93 road win that swept the series on Sunday. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will almost certainly be hit with a suspension following his backhanded, closed-fist punch that connected on the right side of Jae Crowder's chin, decking..." April 27
Sportress of Blogitude "On a night when LeBron James posted is second triple-double of the season (21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a 109-97 win over the Detroit Pistons after sitting out Sunday’s game, one of the superstar’s teammates unequivocally stated that everyone knows King James is the real NBA..." April 14
CBS Sports "J.R. Smith might have had the most J.R. Smith game of J.R. Smith's career on Sunday. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard took 17 shots in 43 minutes in his team's 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls, and every single one of them was from 3-point range. That is an NBA record for 3s attempted without a..." April 06
Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James took to social media, again, late Tuesday evening, only this time there was no subliminal message sent to put a teammate in his place. James posted two photos to Instagram after the Cavaliers blew out Dallas 127-94, including one of the entire team celebrating on the flight to San..." March 12
New York Daily News "Is the party really over for J.R. Smith? That’s what the flighty former Knick said this week, contending that joining LeBron James in Cleveland — and getting away from the New York nightlife — finally will help him shake the inconsistency that has punctuated his NBA career. “I think this is..." January 28
New York Post "Figuring out the triangle is no longer his problem and J.R. Smith couldn’t be happier. “It’s almost too much thinking,’’ Smith told The Post Wednesday night before the slumping, LeBron James-less Cavaliers were rocked by the Rockets, 105-93, Smith’s first game as a Cavalier. He missed all five..." January 08
New York is sending J.R. Smith to Cleveland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
New York Post "The season has been enough of a “nightmare’’ for J.R. Smith. Now it appears Smith is headed for a Christmas disappointment. Smith had badly wanted to get back for the Knicks’ Christmas Day matinee against the Wizards, but the last two days of practice didn’t go as well as he planned. The..." December 25
CBS Sports "New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith has missed the last seven games because of a heel injury, but while sidelined he accurately described what the team's 5-25 season has been like. From The Knicks Blog's Adam Zagoria: “I mean, it's a nightmare, we just gotta wake up from it,” Smith said..." December 23
#Knicks say JR Smith is not traveling to Chicago
New York Post "Probably, the Knicks are getting some help back to face the Cavaliers on Thursday. So there is probable cause for some relief. J.R. Smith — who sat out Tuesday against the Nets and all but six minutes Sunday against Miami, both losses because of “flu-like symptoms” — has been upgraded to..." December 04
New York Post "J.R. Smith, who missed the Knicks’ 98-93 loss to the Nets on Tuesday with “flu-like symptoms,’’ is being kept away from the club. At least it doesn’t appear to be mumps. The Knicks’ medical staff is on high alert after the Rangers’ Tanner Glass was diagnosed with the mumps a few days ago. Dr...." December 03
New York Post "The 10-year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace is Wednesday, and Metta World Peace is commemorating it with a new book. But in promoting “The Untold Story of the Malice at the Palace,’’ World Peace told The Post in an interview from China some malice that occurred in the Knicks’ locker room..." November 17
New York Post "J.R. Smith’s availability for Wednesday’s game in Detroit could be in doubt if the NBA deems his fourth-quarter incident with Glenn Rice Jr. intentional. The Knicks’ volatile shooting guard was caught on video appearing to whack Rice’s groin while Smith was dribbling in the Knicks’ 98-83 loss to..." November 05
J.R. Smith suspended for tonight's game vs DET for striking Glen Rice, Jr. in the groin last night against Washington.
Told by a good source there's nothing to the copeland jr smith trade rumor. So there you go.