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J.R. Smith | Guard/Forward | #5

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (18) / NO
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J.R. Smith scored 20 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and six 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Saturday.
There were some extra shots to go around with Kevin Love (quad) out and Smith capitalized. He is playing with a lot of confidence and attempted a whopping 16 attempts from deep tonight. This was also his eighth game with more than 15 attempts from deep in his career, which ties Stephen Curry for the most in NBA history. Smith should be owned in all leagues. Feb 6 - 11:01 PM

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J.R. Smith drained five more triples during Friday's heartbreaking loss to the Celtics, to go with 20 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

Swish did pick up a questionable foul during the closing minutes of the game, which essentially cost Cleveland the win, but at least his stats were nice. He's been a mid-round guy over the past month, and he's fully capable of going stretches producing early-round value. The horrendous start is a distant memory.
Feb 6 - 12:54 AM

J.R. Smith shot just 5-of-14 from the field on Wednesday, scoring 14 points, but four of his makes came from downtown and he added a season-high-tying four steals.

Smith also chipped in three rebounds and a block without any turnovers, enough to pacify most fantasy owners. He's a streaky scorer and occasional duds are to be expected, but the 12th-year guard is anchoring his value with 2.4 triples and 1.1 steals per game.
Feb 3 - 10:12 PM

J.R. Smith scored 19 points with three rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

He had a great January, averaging 14.8 points, 2.9 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 treys on 45.4 percent from the field. He's playing about 16.3 minutes per game with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in 2016, but he's still managed to get his shots. He's flirting with top-50 value in 2016.
Feb 1 - 10:14 PM

J.R. Smith scored 18 points in 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 shots (4-of-6 from downtown) with three boards, four assists and four steals.

Smith was averaging 37.0 minutes per game since Tyronn Lue took over head coaching duties on Jan. 23, and he might have reached that mark tonight if it weren't a blowout. He was averaging just under 30 minutes under coach David Blatt, so the regime change is paying dividends for Swish's owners. He's more than a 3-point specialist and needs to be active in all lineups.
Jan 27 - 9:50 PM

J.R. Smith double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, scoring 18 points with 11 boards.

The boards were obviously a season high, and he also added one assist, one block and two 3-pointers on 7-of-17 shooting from the field. Smith is coming off a 22-point performance vs. the Clippers and his role should be safe under new head coach Tyronn Lue, so he should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 23 - 11:16 PM

J.R. Smith has been cleared of any wrongdoing involving an alleged altercation with a fan outside of a night club in November.

"After a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding this case, we have concluded that the evidence does not support criminal charges against Mr. Smith," Patrick Muncie, a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said. The investigation has been closed and Smith can move on without any more distractions.
Jan 22 - 1:14 PM

J.R. Smith was sizzling on Thursday against the Clippers, scoring 22 points with two rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He is cooking right now and is having a huge January. In his previous games this month, Smith averaged 15.1 points, 2.3 boards, 1.2 steals and 3.0 treys on 47.2 percent from the field. Obviously the return of Kyrie Irving has helped Smith bust out. He feels like a lead-pipe lock for top-75 value going forward and has been a top-50 guy in January.
Jan 21 - 11:46 PM

J.R. Smith had just four points and three rebounds in 25 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 2-of-9 shots without any 3-pointers, assists, steals or blocks.

Smith showed up late for Monday's game and was eventually ejected, which prompted coach David Blatt to say,"He got very frustrated tonight with what was happening ... That does concern me." He played poorly tonight but the minutes were in line with other starters, and it seems like Smith avoided Blatt's doghouse. He's safe to keep active in standard lineups, but we'll keep a close eye on his role this week.
Jan 20 - 11:12 PM

David Blatt said that J.R. Smith's late-arrival to Monday's game vs. the Warriors has been "addressed internally."

Smith showed up to the arena just an hour before tip-off on Monday, but it doesn't sound like there will be any disciplinary measures from the Cavs' side of things for J.R. as he was spotted wearing a starters jersey during Wednesday morning's shootaround. After a horrendous start to the year, Smith has been putting up mid-round value over the past month behind averages of 14.0 points, 2.9 three-pointers and 1.4 steals per game on 45.6 percent shooting.
Jan 20 - 11:09 AM

J.R. Smith was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul against Harrison Barnes in Monday's game against the Warriors.

It was a little harsh on Smith and there's a chance other players wouldn't have been tossed here. He won't be suspended for this and should be ready to go for Wednesday against the Nets, if he's not disciplined by his team for something else entirely. Smith showed up to the arena less than an hour before game time, although coach David Blatt said after the game he was unaware of Smith's tardiness. Weird. Smith finished with 14 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.
Jan 18 - 9:34 PM

J.R. Smith jacked up 12 three-point attempts (connecting on two of them) during the Cavs dismantling of the Rockets on Friday, on his way to 13 points, five boards, one steal and one turnover.

Smith can be a bit reckless with his shot selection at times, and tonight's 5-of-15 shooting performance was a reminder for owners that Swish wasn't going to shoot 50.0 percent from the field for an entire month (he had been up to this point). Still, he's been much improved since the return of Kyrie Irving, and is putting up second-round value through the month of January with averages of 16.6 points, 3.8 three-pointers and 1.4 steals per game.
Jan 16 - 12:32 AM

J.R. Smith scored 17 points with one rebound, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

It was a solid game against the Spurs and he continues to play extremely well since Kyrie Irving returned. He's stunningly put up first-round value in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 1.6 boards, 1.8 steals and 3.8 treys on 54.5 percent from the field. He has to be owned in all leagues.
Jan 14 - 11:50 PM

J.R. Smith took just seven shots and hit four of them, finishing Tuesday's overtime win with 10 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

He hit just 5-of-18 shots with 14 points and four 3-pointers in his previous game, so maybe he was a little gun-shy tonight. Smith runs hot and cold, and his hot streak is over, but he's still playing pretty well, so owners just have to hope he keeps getting major minutes and goes on another tear sooner than later.
Jan 13 - 1:22 AM

J.R. Smith's hot streak ended vs. the Sixers on Sunday, as he made 5-of-18 shots to finish with 14 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal.

The perimeter shooting salvages some value for fantasy owners, and David Blatt has clearly given him the green light to bomb away. Smith was quick to praise Kyrie Irving's return as the catalyst for his recent success, saying, "I've got so much room. At the end of the day, when I catch the ball, nobody is coming to help. It's just me and my man on an island. I can pretty much do what I want." He needs to be owned in all formats.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 10 - 9:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun