J.R. Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • J.R. Smith 'nervous as hell' with suspension looming for decking Jae Crowder

    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

  • J.R. Smith says everyone knows LeBron James is the real MVP

    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

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith takes NBA record 17 3-pointers and no 2s

    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

  • J.R. Smith, pals with LeBron James, wants to be 'here to stay' with the Cavaliers

    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

  • J.R. Smith credits improved play with Cavaliers to lack of nightlife in Cleveland

    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

  • Now with Cavaliers, J.R. Smith takes digs at Knicks

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    New York is sending J.R. Smith to Cleveland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Knicks’ J.R. Smith takes a turn for the worse

    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

  • J.R. Smith on the Knicks' season: 'It's a nightmare'

    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

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    Fred Kerber @FredKerber

    #Knicks say JR Smith is not traveling to Chicago

  • Knicks’ J.R. Smith expected to play against LeBron, Cavaliers

    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

  • Knicks on guard for mumps as J.R. Smith illness worsens

    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

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    RT @NY_KnicksPR: J.R. Smith (flu-like symptoms) is doubtful for tonight versus @BrooklynNets

  • The fight that made Metta World Peace an ex-Knick

    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

  • J.R. Smith may be in more trouble over groin whack

    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

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    J.R. Smith suspended for tonight's game vs DET for striking Glen Rice, Jr. in the groin last night against Washington.

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    Bob Kravitz @bkravitz

    Told by a good source there's nothing to the copeland jr smith trade rumor. So there you go.

  • Source: Knicks, Pacers talked J.R. Smith-Chris Copeland deal

    New York Post "One of president Phil Jackson’s big decisions this season is whether to trade J.R. Smith, and the club had recent conversations with the Pacers regarding ex-Knick Chris Copeland, according to a league source. The 6-foot-9 Copeland, whom the Pacers signed in July 2013, has an expiring contract..." November 03

  • Knicks' J.R. Smith called the 'new Dennis Rodman' by The Worm himself

    New York Daily News "Saying a player is the modern-day version of Dennis Rodman is both a compliment and an affront to humanity. If it means comparing one's talent to that of Rodman and his five NBA rings and seven straight rebounding titles, then, hey, that's alright. If it means saying a player is a candidate..." October 16

  • J.R. Smith says back spasms due to long preseason bus rides

    New York Post "J.R. Smith experienced back spasms in the second quarter and left for the locker room briefly. He still returned to play in the second half but finished just 1-of-7 for four points in the Knicks’ 84-77 preseason win over the 76ers at the Carrier Dome. Smith said the spasms “have been going back..." October 15

  • J.R. Smith: Knicks' new triangle offense [more complex] than we're used to playing

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and..." October 14

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Derek Fisher suggests that #Knicks can play Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the same lineup at times this season.

  • Fisher praises J.R. Smith's work ethic and starts J.R. in preseason opener

    ESPN New York "Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher,..." October 10

  • J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take Knicks a ‘few months’

    New York Post "J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were..." October 09

  • J.R. Smith: Knicks learning triangle

    ESPN "After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the triangle offense. According to J.R. Smith, it might not be until January. "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston..." October 09

  • JR Smith Calls Dennis Rodman Comparison ‘an Honor’

    SLAM Online "The New York Knicks are holding training camp at Army’s Christl Arena in West Point, NY. JR Smith, naturally, feels a bit out of place. Smith, a notorious night owl, acknowledges that he wouldn’t survive in the armed forces. Smith says team president Phil Jackson comparing him to Dennis..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith knows he would make the absolute worst Army cadet

    New York Post "J.R. Smith grew up not so far away, in Freehold, NJ, but had never stepped foot on the post of West Point. Nor has he ever been in this sort of regimented environment. Smith wasn’t offended by the suggestion he was out of place – the NBA’s perennial rules-breaker amid an environment suffocated..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith’s surprising offseason obsession

    New York Post "There is a place where J.R. Smith’s shot selection isn’t so bad — the golf course. The enigmatic Knicks guard has fallen in love with a new sport, constantly hitting the links and attending PGA events as a fan. When his NBA career is over, Smith, who despite taking only two lessons..." September 11

  • J.R. Smith: ‘I’m on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen’

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith recently said he wants to be a leader for the Knicks, and hopes that he and his fellow two-guards can “put their egos aside” when it comes to new coach Derek Fisher’s decisions on playing time at the position this season. That last part might prove too tall a task for Smith to..." August 26

  • How J.R. Smith’s deal impacts the Knicks’ cap space in 2015

    New York Post "The Knicks were thrilled J.R. Smith accepted a four-year, $24.5 million guaranteed deal last July, offering him the most they could under the Early-Bird exception. It was surprising hours later that Smith, coming off Sixth Man of the Year honors, came back to the Knicks and said he changed his..." July 18

  • J.R. 'wouldn't blame' Phil for trading him

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks can win the Eastern Conference this season, but is he confident he'll be a part of the team? Smith appeared on ESPN2’s "First Take" on Wednesday, talked about the Knicks’ glut at shooting guard and said he "wouldn’t blame" team president Phil Jackson and the..." July 17

  • J.R. Smith says winning East is ‘realistic,’ surprised he wasn’t axed

    New York Post "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks have a chance to win what is suddenly a wide-open Eastern Conference, with the splintering of the Big 3 in Miami. “Extremely realistic,” the Knicks shooting guard said on “First Take” on Wednesday morning, when asked how realistic it was that the Knicks could..." July 16

  • J.R. Smith Says He Wouldn’t Talk To Carmelo Anthony If He Joins Heat

    NESN "Carmelo Anthony will likely sign a big contract this summer, but it might cost him a friend. The All-Star forward appears to want to out of New York, and there are rumors connecting Anthony with the Miami Heat. The move could lead to a new “Big Four” with Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and..." June 15

  • J.R. Smith's desired role next season

    ESPN "J.R. Smith has done really well coming off the bench during his career and for the 2012-13 season he won the Sixth Man of the Year award. Well, being a top reserve doesn't sit well with the moody shooting guard and he let his feelings be known on Twitter. Smith tweeted early Tuesday morning:..." June 10

  • J.R. Smith sets single-game NBA record for most three-point attempts in loss to Heat

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith set an NBA record during Sunday’s loss to the Heat, and it’s one that most casual observers may have been surprised to hear that he didn’t already hold. Smith has been known as a shoot first, ask questions later type of player throughout his career, and shot himself into the record..." April 06