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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 (groin) was able to practice on Thursday.
Smith is dealing with a tweaked groin from Friday's Game 4 win over the Pistons, but has plenty of time as Cleveland is still awaiting a winner from the Hawks-Celtics series. It would be a big surprise if Smith isn't ready to go for the start of the second round. Apr 28 - 1:39 PM

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J.R. Smith (groin) was withheld from Wednesday's practice.

Smith tweaked his groin during Game 4's win over the Pistons, but his absence from Wednesday's practice feels more precautionary than anything else, as head coach Tyronn Lue said he'll be fine. Cleveland is currently awaiting the results of the Atlanta-Boston first-round series to determine whom they will play in the second-round, but with that series not set to conclude until Thursday at the earliest, Smith has plenty of time to rest up.
Apr 27 - 12:37 PM

J.R. Smith made 3-of-9 from the field for nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

He basically had nowhere to go but down after a terrific 21-point, seven-trey outing in Game 2. Smith only attempted five shots from the field in his final three quarters to finish with an uncharacteristic 11.5 usage rate in this game. Smith will be a hit-and-miss scorer in basically every game.
Apr 22 - 10:14 PM

J.R. Smith drained seven 3-pointers en route to 21 points on Wednesday, as the Cavs earned a 2-0 series lead vs. the Pistons.

Smith added five rebounds and his quick-trigger perimeter shooting repeatedly took the wind out of the Pistons' sails tonight. The Cavs poured in 20-of-38 triples tonight, setting a franchise playoff record and tying the NBA playoff record, a barrage that turned a tight game at halftime in a rout by the fourth quarter.
Apr 20 - 11:06 PM

J.R. Smith scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and two steals in 35 minutes.

Smith didn't have a ton of opportunity on the offensive end with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love dominating the offense, but he still managed to produce a low-end stat line. This is more or less what you can expect from Smith moving forward, with the occasional 3-point shooting outburst.
Apr 17 - 6:59 PM

J.R. Smith (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

With Iman Shumpert (knee) also unavailable, it'll likely be James Jones entering the starting lineup for Smith, and he figures to earn some heavy minutes with Cleveland entering Wednesday's game with only eight active players. However, on a 14-game Wednesday night, Jones still isn't all that ideal of a potential DFS target.
Apr 13 - 11:44 AM

J.R. Smith was on fire vs. the Bulls on Saturday, scoring 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

He added six boards, four assists, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 37 minutes, and he took advantage of some extra playing time with Iman Shumpert (knee) on the shelf. Smith is heating up at the perfect time for the Cavs as they gear up for a postseason run, posting averages of 18.8 points, 3.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 4.8 3-pointers over his last five games. He will be a popular target in DFS if the Cavs rest any studs next week or if Shumpert misses more time.
Apr 10 - 12:04 AM

J.R. Smith failed to connect on a 3-pointer vs. the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with two assists, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes.

Smith's 197 made 3-pointers this season are a new Cavaliers franchise record, but he couldn't get anything going vs. a Pacers team that ranks 2nd in 3-point percentage allowed (33.2 percent). Cleveland will wrap up their road trip vs. the Bulls on Saturday, another tough matchup for perimeter purposes.
Apr 6 - 10:08 PM

The Cavaliers cruised past the Bucks on Tuesday behind J.R. Smith's 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc.

Smith added two rebounds, one assist and one steal with just one turnover in 26 minutes. All but one of his attempts were from downtown and he's red-hot over his past two games, connecting on 13-of-20 triples to help Cleveland extend their win streak to four games.
Apr 5 - 10:59 PM

J.R. Smith drained six 3-pointers to finish Sunday's home game with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting, five boards, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 33 minutes.

Smith is shooting just 40.7 percent this season but that's largely because he's launching 6.6 triples per game. That high-volume perimeter shooting has resulted in 190 made 3-pointers for Smith, which is seventh-most in the NBA behind Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Damian Lillard and the Splash Brothers. It's enough to give him top-100 value in 9-cat leagues.
Apr 3 - 6:25 PM

J.R. Smith scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting Friday, to go with two boards, three assists, four 3-pointers and zero turnovers in 39 minutes.

Smith has been ice cold over the past three games, connecting on just 30.8 percent of his attempts to go with averages of 8.0 points, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 triples per contest. He’s a guy that can go bonkers from beyond the arc on any given night, but the inconsistency makes him nothing more than a late-round asset in standard leagues.
Apr 2 - 1:43 AM

J.R. Smith scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

He was questionable for this game with an illness and maybe he should have rested. Smith has been pretty bad in his last four, averaging 8.3 points, 2.8 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 turnovers and 1.8 treys on 34.3 percent from the field. While he should play Friday, Smith isn't the best fantasy option right now.
Mar 31 - 10:40 PM

J.R. Smith (illness) will play Thursday vs. the Nets.

Smith sat out shootaround, but apparently he's feeling good enough to give it a go tonight. Smith failed to take advantage of the favorable matchup in his previous outing against Brooklyn, but that's not a trend that's likely to continue. Go ahead and get the 3-point marksman active.
Mar 31 - 6:16 PM

J.R. Smith (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Nets.

He missed the morning shootaround and is expected to be a game-time call. The Cavs could rest Smith since this is the first game of a back-to-back set, so his owners need to have a backup plan ready. Kyrie Irving is also questionable with an illness, so Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert will have to step up if Smith or Irving are held out.
Mar 31 - 11:05 AM

J.R. Smith was quiet vs. the Rockets on Tuesday, scoring four points on 1-of-6 shooting with three boards, two assists and one block in 35 minutes.

He couldn't hit anything tonight which is a shame because LeBron James was getting the night off to rest. Smith should get plenty of minutes moving forward because the Cavs may continue to rest their studs, so he's a hold if you're targeting 3-pointers. The Cavs also have three more games this week.
Mar 29 - 11:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Timofey Mozgov
3Sasha Kaun