Cavaliers release statement on JR Smith situation

Nike Le Bron 16 'I Promise' AO2595-004 Lateral

JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutually agreed for him to leave the team as both sides work to find a trade, sources told ESPN.

Smith endeared himself to most Cleveland fans because he embraced the city.

The circumstances, although different from that of Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets, presently warrant the same response. The small forward, who is considered arguably the greatest basketball player in the history of the game, spent 11 seasons with the Cavaliers in two different stints.

The news comes in the wake of Smith telling The Athletic's Jason Lloyd that he doesn't believe the team is trying to win games.

Veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith thinks that the Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2018-19 season with the intention to tank, despite claims from the coaching staff and front office that they were going to stay competitive.

Nike Le Bron 16'I Promise AO2595-004 Pair
Both pairs of the “I Promise” Nike Le Bron 16. CREDIT Nike

Welcome home, King. That's right, LeBron James returns to Cleveland tonight for the first time as a Los Angeles Laker.

That's because All-Star power forward Kevin Love said Tuesday he expects to be sidelined until "sometime after the new year". "The goal isn't to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can", Smith told The Athletic on Monday. "I think that was always the plan".

Smith, 33, is earning $14.7 this season and has a contract for $15.7 million next season, but only $3.9 million of the latter is guaranteed.

Smith played a key role in their championship, scoring eight points in the third quarter of Game 7 to get the Cavaliers back in the game.

To fully appreciate LeBron's value and greatness just take a look at the present day Cleveland Cavaliers, the franchise he led to four straight NBA Finals appearances.

More news: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Ice Blue Colour Variants Launched: Price, Availability

Related News:



Most liked

Prices Stabilizing on Hopes of OPEC-led Production Cuts
According to recent data, U.S.is producing a record 11 million barrels of crude per day, up 18% since the start of this year. US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI) crude futures ended the session down US$3.77, or 6.6 per cent, at US$53.43 per barrel.

Interpol picks Kim Jong-yang as new president
Both the United States and UK had stated their preference for Mr Kim, who has been acting president since Mr Meng's disappearance. Moscow's interior ministry attacked a "foreign media campaign aimed at discrediting Russia's candidate".

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges
His debut album, Day69, was among the most downloaded records on iTunes following its February release. New details have surfaced on 6ix9ine's unexpected Sunday (November 18) night federal arrest .

Former mentor says Ajaz Patel has shown great perseverance
Ajaz Patel and the rest up the Black Caps will line-up for the second Test in Dubai starting on Saturday. While New Zealand tasted their first win against Pakistan , Ireland are still winless.

Teen survives dramatic racing crash at 170 miles per hour
All five victims were immediately taken to the hospital where Floersch was found to have fractured her spine. Her head was compressed by the impact and that compressed the spine, which is why she had the fractures.

Elvis Presley to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom
Overall, Trump was in the White house , seven Americans with the "Medal of Freedom" for their services. In the front row from the left are Margaret Jane, Justice Scalia , Christopher and Mary.

After hurling criticism, Trump will visit California to assess wildfire damage
Many of those who survived the flames but lost homes stayed with friends or relatives or at American Red Cross shelters. Nicole said she fled once her home's mailbox caught fire and neighbors' propane tanks began exploding.

Google Camera App Update Adds Night Sight Magic To ALL Pixel Phones
As taking an image through Night Sight does take a little longer than capturing the same image without the feature activated. And now both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 are more affordable than ever thanks to Google's Black Friday 2018 sale.

Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle
Grisham didn't respond to a query from The Post on whether the first lady would be satisfied if Ricardel was demoted or moved. Ricardel was sacked Wednesday evening following a rare public rebuke from the first lady's office.

Djokovic into semis after dismissing Zverev at ATP Finals
Novak Djokovic did not think there was any "breathtaking tennis" in his 6-4 6-1 triumph over Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals. Zverev has one of the most piercing serves in the circuit and has clocked speeds over 130 miles per hour even on second serves.

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing
The seven additional victims brings to 63 the number of people who have died in the so-called Camp Fire in northern California. The fires have destroyed thousands of homes, including several exclusive residences in Malibu, where many celebrities live.

House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020
I am proud of their parts of America that are embracing the strengths of these magnificent women, who will lead us forward. Darrell Issa, which cuts through the southern end of the county, and Democrat Harley Rouda ousted 15-term Rep.

Hamas warns of more rocket attacks amid Israel-Gaza fighting
An exchange of fire followed in which local Al-Qassam commander Nour Baraka was killed along with another militant, it said. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said he could not yet provide further details on the bus or its passengers.

I'm a Celebrity: Harry Redknapp, Sair Khan and Nick Knowles in line-up
The 71-year-old said: "There's nothing tougher than being a manager of a football team when things aren't going well". Southampton trolled Harry Redknapp after it was announced he was entering the I'm a Celebrity jungle.

Sinema Maintains Growing Lead Over McSally In Senate Race
McSally argued that she would protect patients, despite her vote on the bill that would have removed many of those protections. She has four degrees from the school and teaches two classes there. "We can be friends with people who are different than us".