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J.R. Smith
PPG RPG APG
11.8 2.7 3.0
Team: ClevelandHeight: 6-6 Born: 9/9/1985
Position: G-FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Freehold, New Jersey
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 18th pick by Hornets (2004)


Latest News
Jan. 13 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE05:2123:21 ET10:21 PM CT2:21 - Smith hasn't been able to help Cleveland end its losing streak. He finished with 29 points and hit eight 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Suns.
Analysis: Smith had 27 points at Golden State, scored four at Sacramento before taking on Phoenix. The Cavs have dropped six in a row.
Jan. 7 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST19:48 UAE16:4810:48 ET9:48 AM CT13:48 - The Cavs don't yet know when Smith and Iman Shumpert will be available.
Analysis: Cleveland traded guard Dion Waiters to Oklahoma City and acquired Smith and Shumpert from the New York Knicks in a three-team deal Monday. Smith and Shumpert attended the shootaround Wednesday, but the Cavs did not make them available to the media because the trade is not entirely official.
Jan. 5 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT2:13 - Smith was acquired by the Cavaliers from New York in a trade that also involved Dion Waiters going to Oklahoma City on Monday.
Analysis: Smith has struggled with injuries this season, and he's averaging 10.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting.
Dec. 31 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CT2:37 - Smith scored seven points in just over 17 minutes of action Wednesday.
Analysis: He had previously missed 10 games with injury.
Dec. 15 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Smith missed his ninth consecutive game Saturday with a small partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot.
Analysis: He remains day-to-day.
Nov. 17 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST9:34 UAE06:340:34 ET11:34 PM CT3:34 - Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 109-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Analysis: Smith also made 10 of 16 shots in his first start of the season. He was averaging 9.6 points in nine games as a reserve.
Nov. 5 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST23:29 UAE20:2914:29 ET1:29 PM CT17:29 - Smith has been suspended one game by the NBA for hitting Washington's Glen Rice Jr. in the groin. Smith will miss the Knicks' game in Detroit on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The former Sixth Man of the Year was in trouble with the NBA multiple times last season. He began the season serving a five-game suspension for violating terms of the league's anti-drug program, then later was hit with a $25,000 fine for using hostile and inappropriate language toward the Pistons' Brandon Jennings on his Twitter account, and a $50,000 penalty for untying a player's sneakers during a game.

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