It feels like the Cavs and JR Smith haven’t been in a good place since a mental error in not shooting the ball at end of Game 1 of last season’s NBA Finals. Now, both sides agree that their time together is coming to an end soon.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, both Cleveland and Smith have agreed that he will not join the team from this point as an ideal trade scenario is being figured out. Smith also thinks Cleveland has been tanking. The Cavs issued a statement regarding Smith’s time in Cleveland soon coming to an end
“The organization wishes JR and his family well and appreciates and thanks him for his contributions in the community, to the team and his role in the 2016 NBA Championship.”
This season has been a disaster for the Cavs. Smith initially requested a trade, Kevin Love is out for a while due to toe surgery, and they stand at a dismal 2-13 on the year.
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