J.R. Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.R. Smith wants $15 million per year from Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith will probably re-sign with the Cavaliers. But… That request doesn’t seem so outlandish to me, but then again, I didn’t expect Smith to have such a hard time in free agency last summer. Simply, the capped-out Cavaliers have no mechanism to adequately replace Smith if he leaves...." July 18

  • JR Smith leaving LeBron James, Cavaliers? Veteran admits he has thought about it

    Sportsrageous "J.R. Smith is “nervous” about his chances of rejoining LeBron James next season. In a recent interview, the shooting guard admitted that he has thought about the possibility of leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will fuel the NBA rumors that he’s signing a big contract with another..." July 17

  • LeBron's delay to re-sign unrelated to J.R. Smith contract status

    The Score "The fact that LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers is not related to J.R. Smith's outstanding contract status, according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes. With NBA news slowing down in mid-July, the only superstar yet to put pen to paper is James - though it's quite..." July 16

  • Cavs GM David Griffin is confident Cavs will re-sign J.R. Smith

    Fear The Sword "Despite there being almost no news on the J.R. Smith front, it seems as if he’ll be back in wine & gold next season. And Cavs GM David Griffin is confident in that fact. "I think the good news is J.R. wants to be here and we want J.R. back," Griffin said on ESPN during the Cavs’ summer league..." July 15

  • Report: J.R. Smith expected to re-sign with Cavaliers

    The Score "As J.R. Smith continues to spend his summer shirtless in celebration of winning his first NBA championship, it's believed he returns to Cleveland when the party eventually stops. The Cavaliers are expected to re-sign the unrestricted free agent, according to Chris Hayes of Cleveland.com, as the..." July 09

  • Barack Obama To Tyronn Lue: "Tell J.R. And Everyone To Put On A Shirt"

    Deadspin "J.R. Smith’s shirtlessness has inspired takes from everyone in the NBA-adjacent universe, from cranky old former baseball players to every publication on the internet, and today the president of the United States of America weighed in. He ended his congratulatory call with Tyronn Lue with a..." June 24

  • Cavs Partying Up In Las Vegas Celebrating NBA Championship

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Champions and not long after winning the title, the Cavs went to celebrate. Before going back home to Cleveland, the team stopped by Las Vegas to celebrate their championship at XS nightclub in Las Vegas. One player you KNOW will have fun and enjoy..." June 20

  • An emotional J.R. Smith breaks down after Cavs win NBA championship

    USA Today "Cleveland Cavaliers veteran guard J.R. Smith won the first championship of his 12-year NBA career on Sunday night, and — as was apparent from the moment the final buzzer sounded — it's a monumental accomplishment that he certainly isn't taking for granted. Smith immediately broke down into..." June 20

  • Sources: Cavs guard J.R. Smith headed for free agency this summer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter J.R. Smith will allow his player option deadline of June 16 to pass in order to become a unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources informed cleveland.com. Sources with knowledge of the situation spoke on the condition of anonymity due to sensitive..." June 15

  • J.R. Smith Thinks LeBron James and Russell Westbrook Deserved to Win MVP Over Stephen Curry

    Complex "Stephen Curry deserved to be the NBA's Most Valuable Player this year. Just look at the voting numbers: he was the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. One would argue there was not much room for interpretation; I mean, literally every single reporter voted for him. J.R. Smith, however, has his own..." June 11

  • J.R. Smith opens Kickstarter to fund reality TV show

    The Score "J.R. Smith is taking fans behind the scenes. The Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard is hoping to start a reality TV show featuring himself, his bodyguard "Boom," and Smith's family members. He has opened up a Kickstarter account to raise funds for the project. There's still nearly two more..." June 07

  • 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