Suitors won’t exactly be lining up for the 33-year-old shooting guard. He can be a loose cannon, but he may have value for a playoff-bound team looking for a final piece.
Breaking: JR Smith and the Cavaliers have mutually agreed for him to leave the team as both sides work to find a trade, the team announced. pic.twitter.com/6IW792QxIO
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 20, 2018
J. R. is averaging 20 minutes per game for the Cavaliers, and he is averaging only 6.7 points/game on 34% shooting. Not exactly a fine resume for a guy about to be out of work.
— FearTheSword (@FearTheSword) November 20, 2018
Smith is not the 14-year veteran that Celtic Kyrie Irving suggested his team may need. And Marcus Smart would second that thought. We remember the Smart/Smith scuffle that almost, but never, happened.
Still, a trade is possible. Lebron James may want his former teammate back, this time on the Lakers – but only if J. R. can keep track of the score and time clock. Another option would be a buyout of Smith’s contract. Then he could go anywhere where he would be welcomed. This could get interesting.
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