NBA Basketball

J.R. Smith
8.0 3.0 2.0
Team: ClevelandHeight: 6-6 Born: 9/9/1985
Position: G-FWeight: 225 Birthplace: Freehold, New Jersey
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 18th pick by Hornets (2004)

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June 16 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST23:08 UAE21:0815:08 ET2:08 PM CT18:08 - According to multiple reports, Smith will test the free agent market this summer rather than exercise a second-year option with the Cavaliers at $5.4 million for the 2016-17 season.
Analysis: Smith set a franchise record with 204 3-pointers while averaging 12.4 points and playing solid perimeter defense in his first full season with the Cavaliers in 2015-16.
May 5 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST8:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Smith shined Wednesday with 23 points and seven 3-pointers in a rout of Atlanta in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Cleveland ended up with an NBA record 25 3-pointers - the most in any regular season or playoff game.
Apr. 20 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST7:29 UAE (+1)05:2923:29 ET10:29 PM CT2:29 - Smith netted 21 points on seven 3-pointers Wednesday night for the Cavs.
Analysis: Smith bounced back from a nine-point effort in the opener as Cleveland took a 2-0 series lead on Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's hometown Pistons.
Apr. 13 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST2:44 UAE (+1)00:4418:44 ET5:44 PM CT21:44 - The Cavaliers are holding out Smith, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for Wednesday's regular-season finale against Detroit.
Analysis: The move is entirely expected with Cleveland having locked up the East's No. 1 seed and set to face the Pistons in the opening round of the playoffs.
Apr. 10 5:54 AM PT6:54 AM MT7:54 AM CT8:54 AM ET12:54 GMT20:54 5:54 AM MST7:54 AM EST16:54 UAE14:548:54 ET7:54 AM CT11:54 - Smith had 24 points Saturday.
Analysis: He's averaged 20.5 points in the last four games.
Apr. 4 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST8:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Smith tied a season high with 27 points in a 112-103 win over Charlotte on Sunday.
Analysis: Smith, averaging 12.3 points, had a combined 24 in his previous three games. The Cavaliers might need him to keep stepping up if Kyrie Irving remains out with an ankle injury.
Jan. 21 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CT2:26 - Smith scored 22 points Thursday.
Analysis: Smith shot 8 for 12 from the field, including 6 of 7 from behind the arc. The plus-minus presence of Smith was profound in this matchup. Cleveland outscored the Clippers by 30 with him on the court, but trailed by 17 when he rested.
Jan. 8 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Smith scored a season-high 27 points Friday.
Analysis: Smith can have efforts like this because he plays with the great LeBron James but don't count on it.
Jan. 5 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Smith scored 24 points in the Cavaliers' 122-100 win over Toronto on Monday.
Analysis: Smith's performance was a major improvement after he mustered just three points in a win over Orlando two days earlier. He's averaging 10.9 on the season but has potential to do much better than that.
Nov. 23 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET4:46 GMT12:46 9:46 PM MST11:46 PM EST8:46 UAE05:4623:46 ET10:46 PM CT2:46 - Smith continued his recent roll with 26 points and six 3-pointers in Monday's win over Orlando.
Analysis: Smith is averaging 18.5 points while hitting 17 of 36 (47.2 percent) from 3-point range over his last four games.
Nov. 3 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST1:32 UAE (+1)22:3216:32 ET3:32 PM CT19:32 - Smith returned from a bruised right knee Tuesday, finishing with seven points with one 3-pointer in a win over Utah.
Analysis: Smith should be good to get back in your lineup if you need 3s.
Sep. 2 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST5:39 UAE (+1)03:3921:39 ET8:39 PM CT0:39 - The Cavaliers made the re-signing of Smith official Wednesday.
Analysis: Smith announced last month that he was returning for a second year with the Cavs, who acquired him last season along with Iman Shumpert in a trade with the New York Knicks. The 11-year veteran made 45 starts for Cleveland, averaging 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Smith initially opted out of his $6.4 million contract for next season before signing a two-year deal that includes a player option for 2016-17.
Aug. 20 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET1:06 GMT9:06 6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST5:06 UAE (+1)03:0621:06 ET8:06 PM CT0:06 - A person familiar with the decision says Smith has agreed to re-sign with the Cavaliers.
Analysis: Smith declined his $6.8 million player option following the season. He looked at other teams before deciding to return to Cleveland, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the contract has not yet been signed.

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