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J.R. Smith | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: None
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J.R. Smith will not start the second half against the Wizards on Wednesday.
He's probably done for the night, checking out with no points, three assists and one turnover. Smith also had a zero-point game on Apr. 10, but he did have a huge game on Monday with 28 points. Needless to say, he's happy to be with the Cavs on the basketball side of things. Apr 15 - 9:34 PM

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J.R. Smith (rest) returned to action on Monday against the Pistons, scoring 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including eight threes) with two rebounds, two assists and one block in 31 minutes.

Smith is among the candidates for waiver wire pickup of the year and he could go either way in the Cavs' final game -- he could get all the shots or David Blatt could rest him. Keep an eye on the wire and if he's a go, he should be in your lineup.
Apr 14 - 12:25 AM

J.R. Smith (rest) will not play on Sunday vs. the Celtics, but he will play vs. the Pistons on Monday.

Smith's owners probably weren't expecting this, but at least his owners have plenty of time before tip-off to prepare. Iman Shumpert (quad), Mike Miller and James Jones should see as many minutes they can handle against the Celtics.
Apr 12 - 1:34 PM

J.R. Smith set an NBA record on Sunday by attempting 17 three-pointers without a single shot attempt inside the arc -- he made eight of his shots to finish with 24 points.

Smith, who also owns the NBA's single-game record with 22 attempts from downtown, added four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block without any turnovers. He's thriving as a designated perimeter gunner for the Cavs and has played his way into must-start fantasy status.
Apr 5 - 7:26 PM

J.R. Smith got hot from beyond the arc during Sunday's win over the Bucks, scoring 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting, to go with seven 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, three steals and two turnovers over 37 minutes of action.

Smith has been a completely different player since coming over to Cleveland, and part of that probably has to do with the fact he's actually being held accountable and the Cavs are actually playing for something. The scoring outbursts will be sporadic for Smith, as he's gone for 23, 11, 17, and eight points in his previous four outings, but he needs to be owned in all leagues for his ability to light up the 3-point category on any given night.
Mar 22 - 5:43 PM

J.R. Smith filled up the stat sheet on Sunday with 25 points, six 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

He also made 7-of-14 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with only two turnovers, and he continues to thrive as an X-factor in the Cavs' starting lineup. Any doubts about Smith's ability to sustain fantasy value have been resolved, as Smith has barged his way into must-start status with 14 games remaining in Cleveland's regular season.
Mar 15 - 8:43 PM

The Cavs trounced the Mavericks on Tuesday, aided by J.R. Smith's 21 points, five 3-pointers, eight boards, two assists and one steal in just 29 minutes of action.

Smith made 8-of-14 shots without a single turnover. He continues to play shockingly well in a Cavs uniform and has actually returned top-30 value over the past dozen games with averages of 11.1 points, 1.9 threes, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks. The only downside for fantasy owners is the Cavs' poor schedule in the coming month, including a two-game dud in Week 23 (Mar. 30 - Apr. 5).
Mar 10 - 11:45 PM

J.R. Smith hit 6-of-12 shots for 15 points, eight rebounds, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win.

Smith is averaging 12.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, but has shot just 39 percent over that stretch.
Mar 5 - 1:02 AM

J.R. Smith scored 21 points with four assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He had more chances to score with LeBron James (back) and Kyrie Irving (shoulder) out tonight. LeBron won't be out long, but Smith's previous averages with the Cavs are solid at 12.3 points, 3.0 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.5 treys. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 27 - 11:22 PM

J.R. Smith was held to just four points for the second straight game on Thursday vs. the Warriors, shooting just 1-of-5 from the floor and missing both of his 3-point attempts.

He saved his line with four rebounds, five assists and four steals, but this has been the story of Smith's career so far. He is one of the streakiest players in the NBA, and his owners will simply have to take the good with the bad. Smith is still worth owing in most leagues, especially now that Kyrie Irving could miss some time with a shoulder issue.
Feb 27 - 12:17 AM

J.R. Smith had a quiet night vs. the Pistons, shooting just 1-of-4 with a pair of free throws to finish with four points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Smith was in some foul trouble and he only played 22 minutes, his fewest since joining the Cavs on Jan. 6. He's been a steady top-60 value over the past two months and fantasy owners should shrug off tonight's relative dud. Cleveland has now won 17 of their past 19 games and their early-season angst has evaporated ever since GM David Griffin traded for Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov.
Feb 24 - 10:26 PM

David Blatt said J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have been a 'godsend' for the Cavs.

J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally," Blatt said. "I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day. He’s a great teammate. He’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently." He didn't just stop there, either. "He’s one of the main reasons for our turnaround, together with Iman, who simply started later because of the injury. Those guys, honestly, they’ve been a godsend. They really have. They turned the team around." Since joining the Cavs, Smith is averaging 12.8 points, 1.7 steals and 2.7 triples in 32 minutes per game.
Feb 23 - 9:26 AM

J.R. Smith was productive against his former team on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 29 minutes of action.

The change of scenery to Cleveland has done Smith wonders, as he's currently averaging 12.7 points and 2.5 assists, while hitting career-highs in 3-pointers (2.7) and steals (1.7). He's getting plenty of open looks playing next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and no longer having to think about what a triangle looks like has been a major plus for Smith. He's well worth owning in all standard leagues.
Feb 22 - 5:45 PM

J.R. Smith shot 3-of-10 from the field on Thursday to finish with eight points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes of action.

The poor shooting and single-digit points may jump out, but he knocked down one 3-pointer and quietly stuffed the stat sheet tonight. Smith hasn't fallen off as much as expected with Iman Shumpert (six points, two boards in 22 minutes) healthy and he's finding ways to produce despite the Cavs' trio of stars, making him a player worth holding in standard leagues through the All-Star break.
Feb 12 - 10:53 PM

J.R. Smith cooled off with two points in 34 minutes vs. the Lakers, shooting 1-of-4 from the field without any free throw attempts.

He had four assists and one rebound without any 3-pointers, steals or blocks to his credit, a disappointing effort after spoiling owners with three straight solid games. Smith will be a mercurial fantasy option all season but he's worth the risk as long as he's averaging 28+ minutes with a usage rate north of 15 percent.
Feb 8 - 6:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao