In a time when political correctness and pseudo-aggreability are the norms for social interaction, along comes J.R. Smith to reminds us that frankness is a lost art.
LeBronWire.com reports that Smith was asked about the recent Cleveland roster change, losing his starting position to Dwyane Wade, and how the discussion went. Instead of giving a ‘this is amazing’ soundbite, Smith made it clear he didn’t like the decision.
“We talked about it,” Smith told Vardon of his conversation with fellow demoted starter Tristan Thompson. “It wasn’t the most positive conversation, but we talked about it and we’ll get through it together.”
Smith goes on to say that he is looking forward to his new role and opportunity to play a different role.
“I actually like playing on the second unit better, I’m more of a playmaker and distributor and I handle the ball a little bit more instead of just running to the corner,” Smith said.
Smith reportedly expected the demotion once the addition of Wade was announced.