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J.R. Smith
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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
May 27 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE07:211:21 ET12:21 AM CT4:21 - Smith had 18 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday in Cleveland's Game 4 victory.
Analysis: It was the second consecutive double-double for Smith, who heads to the NBA Finals for the first time in his career.
May 21 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST8:32 UAE06:320:32 ET11:32 PM CT3:32 - Smith exploded for 28 points as he drilled eight 3-pointers in Wednesday's win.
Analysis: Smith has been a huge addition for the Cavaliers since he was acquired in January as part of a three-team trade with New York and Oklahoma City. A player once known for his selfishness, he had learned to work with within the confines of a team led by the effervescent LeBron James.
Apr. 27 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST2:46 UAE (+1)00:4618:46 ET5:46 PM CT21:46 - Smith is ready to return from a two-game suspension while Iman Shumpert's status for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Chicago remained in question because of a groin strain.
Analysis: Smith was expected to suit up Friday night for the first time since he hit Boston's Jae Crowder in the face in the opening round. He felt he let his team down by doing that, particularly since the Cavaliers had already lost Kevin Love to a season-ending shoulder injury in that game.
Apr. 26 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST0:02 UAE (+1)22:0216:02 ET3:02 PM CT19:02 - Smith was ejected from Cleveland's playoff game after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston's Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.
Analysis: Smith was charged with a flagrant foul.
Apr. 14 10:22 PM PT11:22 PM MT12:22 AM CT1:22 AM ET5:22 GMT13:22 10:22 PM MST12:22 AM EST9:22 UAE07:221:22 ET12:22 AM CT4:22 - Smith made eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points Monday.
Analysis: The performance matched his season-high for made 3-pointers.
Apr. 12 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST23:05 UAE21:0515:05 ET2:05 PM CT18:05 - With the No. 2 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference clinched, Smith and three other starters are not playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Boston Celtics. Coach David Blatt says Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will not play Sunday.
Analysis: Blatt said all four would play Monday night against Detroit in Cleveland's next to last game of the regular season.
Mar. 10 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST7:31 UAE (+1)04:3123:31 ET9:31 PM CT2:31 - Smith had 21 points and eight rebounds in the Cavaliers' 127-94 win at Dallas on Tuesday.
Analysis: Smith totaled 19 points over the two previous games, so he's not scoring enough to be a serious fantasy threat.
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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