NBA Basketball

J.R. Smith
8.6 2.1 1.2
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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Dec. 20 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST5:53 UAE (+1)02:5320:53 ET7:53 PM CTNaN:� - The Cavs are preparing to be without Smith for an extended period as his right thumb is expected to require surgery.
Analysis: Smith left Tuesday night's game against the Bucks with a right thumb injury. He was already having a rough start to the season, but this is a big loss to the Cavs in terms of floor spacing. He still has fantasy value given the amount of open 3s he'll get.
Dec. 13 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST6:28 UAE (+1)03:2821:28 ET8:28 PM CTNaN:� - Smith, who has been in a season-long shooting slump, scored 17 of his 23 points in the first half on Tuesday's win over Memphis.
Analysis: Smith came in shooting a career-low 31 percent from the field and 32 percent on 3s, but went 6 of 10 from beyond the arc.
Dec. 5 4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CTNaN:� - Smith is in the starting lineup Saturday after missing another game Friday due to a hyperextended left knee.
Analysis: Smith got hurt in the first quarter of Cleveland's win in Toronto on Monday night.
Nov. 18 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - Smith hit three 3-pointers Friday and moved past the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki into 15th place on the NBA's all-time list for 3s.
Analysis: Smith, who has made 27 3s in nine games, returned after missing three contests with a sprained right ankle.
Nov. 13 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST22:27 UAE19:2713:27 ET12:27 PM CTNaN:� - Smith missed his third straight game Wednesday due to a sore right ankle.
Analysis: Smith, who was hurt during last Friday's win at Washington, is questionable for Friday's game versus the Pistons.
Nov. 1 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST4:16 UAE (+1)01:1620:16 ET6:16 PM CTNaN:� - Smith scored 15 on five 3-pointers Tuesday.
Analysis: Smith has taken 44 shots so far, with 36 coming from beyond the arc. He's hit 9 of 21 from deep over the last two games after going 4 of 15 in the first two.
Oct. 29 6:47 PM PT7:47 PM MT8:47 PM CT9:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)03:4721:47 ET8:47 PM CTNaN:� - Smith hit three of his four 3-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes and scored 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter Saturday as Cleveland beat Orlando 105-99.
Analysis: He totaled 16 points and went 4 for 15 from deep in the first two games. Smith has taken 32 shots so far, with 25 coming from beyond the arc. Smith missed most of the preseason due to a contract dispute and coach Tyronn Lue said before Saturday's game he is still trying to play his way back into shape.

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