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  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    J.R. Smith will meet with the Bucks on Thursday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    This is the first team other than the Lakers, who have already been deemed an unlikely landing spot, to be connected to Smith. Milwaukee is looking for another wing shooter and Smith would fit the bill in a perfect world, though it's unlikely that he would play a major role for any team after sitting out since November.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Lakers should be considered an "unlikely destination" for J.R. Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Lakers are the only team that's really been tied to Smith, so that's not great for him. L.A. has done a decent job filling out their roster and no longer has a need for Smith, and his market figures to be fairly limited. Rebuilding teams are unlikely to see him as a typical veteran presence considering the Cavs told him to go home rather than sulk around their young players, and he has a lot to prove after last appearing in a game on November 18.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have waived J.R. Smith, per Shams Charania.

    There was a 5:00 PM waiver deadline and the Cavs tried to deal him prior to its passing, but to no avail. Smith will likely latch on with a contender or a team that is lacking on the wings, though he shouldn't be expecting a big role after sitting on the sidelines since November when the Cavs sent him away from the team for off-court reasons. The Lakers have been the most frequently mentioned landing spot so far.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs are expected to waive J.R. Smith on Monday if no last-minute trade emerges, per Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

    It would be shocking if someone went out and traded for Smith, who will be guaranteed $4 million of his $15 million salary. The Lakers have already been mentioned as a potential landing spot, and Smith doesn't figure to have a ton of teams eager to sign him after the way last season went off the rails.

    Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    J.R. Smith will push his guarantee date back to August 1.

    Smith is set to be paid $15 million next season, though less than $4 million is guaranteed. This will give the Cavs more time to try and trade Smith. Good luck with that.

    Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Lakers could eventually take a look at signing J.R. Smith should he be released by the Cavs, or traded and bought out by another team.

    Smith is likely to become a free agent one way or the other by the end of the month, and the Lakers will be looking at cheap floor-spacers to fill out their roster. Smith and LeBron James are familiar with one another after winning a championship together with the Cavs, and it looks like Smith to the Lakers is a real possibility.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs are likely to waive JR Smith by end of the month.

    With the Cavs unable to move Smith's contract on draft night, it seems more and more likely that he will be waived by the end of the month before his contract becomes fully guaranteed. He will still be on the books for $3.9 million as opposed to $15.7 million but the Cavs really have no choice as Smith has been away from the team since November. Even if he signs on elsewhere, he fantasy relevant days are likely behind him.

    Source: The Athletic

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs currently hold the No. 5 and No. 26 overall pick, but they would seemingly like to add another one before next week’s NBA draft.

    Trading the contract of shooting guard J.R. Smith would be the easiest way to do so in a draft class where other than the first 3 picks no one really knows how it will play out. The Cavs might be trying to move up to the No. 3 spot, currently held by the Knicks, as they are reportedly one of the most active teams in current trade talks.

    Source: AH Radio

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Heat have expressed an interest in a salary-designed trade for J.R. Smith.

    In addition to obtaining Smith, the Heat will most likely be looking to make a similar trade to dump some salary on their end. Smith will be 34 in September and presumably should be fresh after basically having an off year after the Cavs paid him to go away in November. Smith would fill a role as a shooter and scorer off the bench, but it's anyone's guess as to what he has left in the tank.

    Source: The Athletic

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cavs GM Koby Altman said at his season-ending press conference that JR Smith is indeed a trade asset and indicated that he has already received at least one call.

    The Cavs sent Smith home in November and while they couldn’t trade him in February, interest is a little higher now since his contract comes off the books next year and only about $4 million of it is guaranteed. JR turns 34 in September and averaged just 6.7 points on 34 percent in 11 games this past season. He hasn’t been a reliable player since 2016 but we should see his name emerge in the offseason, possibly in a salary-dump move.

    Source: Amico Hoops

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    J.R. Smith’s season ended with his last appearance coming on November 19.

    Consider this your reminder that Smith is still technically a member of the Cavs. There are some salary cap machinations that make a Smith deal highly improbable, and we wonder what sort of role he’d find on a new team after the Cavs basically told him to go home because they didn’t want his negative attitude around the team. Still not as cool as the time he threw soup at a coach, though. Smith finished with top-290 per-game value but is outside the top-400 in terms of total value. 11 games will do that to you.

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs will attempt to trade JR Smith in June per a report from The Athletic.

    It seems as though the Cavs will not be buying Smith out and instead intend to trade him this summer. Who or what the Cavs expect to get for Smith's $15.7 million 19/20 season expiring contract is another story entirely. JR will continue to be away from the team until he is ultimately traded or released this offseason.

    Source: Joe Vardon on The Athletic

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Bucks have interest in J.R. Smith, per Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

    Smith was sent away from the Cavs in November because of his behavior, and while the team wants to move him they're also hesitant to buy him out. He's guaranteed $3.9 million for next season and will get $15.7 million if he's on Cleveland's roster on July 1, so the team is hoping to deal him between the end of this season and July. Good luck with that — had anyone been willing to offer some kind of asset, a deal would've been struck already.

    Source: The Athletic

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Exiled guard J.R. Smith may be somewhere closer to accepting a buyout after the trade deadline rather than getting traded.

    JR has been working out and wants to play but his contract is a serious burden as the Cavs are looking to find a trade for him. The Rockets and Warriors may be willing to give Smith a shot if he gets bought out but he belongs to the waiver wire until he is back to playing basketball.

    Source: Amico Hoops

  • JR Smith
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Rockets have expressed interest in J.R. Smith, who is currently away from the Cavs.

    The 33-year-old Smith would serve as an extra floor spacer for the Rockets if ever they land him, but as of now the interest is still "exploratory" and Smith can be left on the wire.

    Source: Mark Stein on Twitter