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

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (18) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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J.R. Smith is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.
No revenge game for Mr. Smith. X-rays on his knee came back negative and the Cavs said he's day-to-day. Iman Shumpert should get a bump in minutes with Smith on the shelf, but he's not worth a look outside of very deep leagues. Smith has been in a brutal shooting slump and his owners shouldn't hesitate to drop him for a hot free agent. Dec 6 - 7:12 PM

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J.R. Smith's MRI revealed no structural damage to his injured left knee, and he is being listed as day-to-day.

X-rays taken on Smith's knee also came back negative, and with the day-to-day tag, it seems like there's a possibility he could return to action as soon as Wednesday's game in New York. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Dec 6 - 5:29 PM

X-rays taken on J.R. Smith's left knee came back negative.

The Cavaliers will re-evaluate his status on Tuesday morning, so that's when his owners can expect a timetable. Iman Shumpert played 20 minutes against the Raptors on Monday, but he scored just two points and is not a great add in most formats. Smith hasn't been playing well at all lately and is not a must-own player in standard leagues.
Dec 5 - 10:05 PM

J.R. Smith has a left knee injury and will not return to Monday's game vs. Toronto.

According to Cavs reporter Dave McMenamin, Smith has been favoring that knee for a while. He had a noticeable limp on his way to the locker room and the Cavs ruled him out pretty quickly, so that's not a good sign. Iman Shumpert and Mike Dunleavy will have to step up, but neither player is an add in standard leagues just yet.
Dec 5 - 8:20 PM

J.R. Smith (knee) left Monday's game vs. the Raptors and went back to the locker room.

He was in noticeable pain and was down for a bit, but he was able to limp to the locker room under his own power. He was sidelined by an ankle injury earlier this season, but right now it's not clear if he's dealing with a ankle or knee issue. We should know for sure soon and he should be considered questionable to return.
Dec 5 - 8:06 PM

J.R. Smith scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He made 3-of-8 from the field, so the efficiency was solid for Smith when taking into account his treys. He is playing through some knee soreness and is not going to get an MRI despite some history with knee injuries. Smith is very hit or miss, so he's a questionable player to own when he's not on.
Dec 3 - 12:55 AM

J.R. Smith is in the starting lineup on Friday.

This is a fully expected move for Smith, who is dealing with knee soreness. We'll see if he can snap out of his slump tonight.
Dec 2 - 7:24 PM

J.R. Smith said he's battling a sore left knee and doesn't want to get an MRI.

"There's nothing I can do about it right now because I don't want to get an MRI," Smith said. He had surgery on his left knee back in 2013, so it's a little odd he won't have an MRI. He has been in some kind of slump over his last four, making just 4-of-32 from the field (12.5 percent). It sounds like he'll be ready to go tonight, but we'll keep an eye out.
Dec 2 - 2:53 PM

J.R. Smith was held to six points on 2-of-7 shooting (all 3-pointers) with one assist, one block and two steals in 30 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

He's going to be all over the news for stopping mid-game to greet Jason Terry on the Bucks' bench, giving up a wide-open layup in the process (link below). Since returning to the lineup from an ankle injury, Smith is averaging 5.2 points on 23.1 percent shooting in his last five games and we wouldn't blame you if you dropped him for a hot free agent.
Source: SB Nation
Nov 29 - 10:34 PM

J.R. Smith missed all 11 of his shot attempts during Sunday's win over the 76ers, finishing the game with just five boards, one assist and one block to his credit.

Smith was actually able to outdo Friday's horrendous 1-of-11 outing with today's goose egg, but tis life for Smith owners. He's been an incredibly streaky guy throughout his career, but he's also one of the few guys in the league that can drain 10 triples on any given night. He'll eventually turn things around, and his ability to offer a copious amount of 3-pointers (2.5) and an above average amount of steals (1.6) makes him worth owning in most leagues.
Nov 27 - 4:49 PM

J.R. Smith shot just 1-of-11 from the field on Friday, finishing with three points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

The steals were a silver lining and his lone make came from downtown, but he was perhaps the only Cavs player who didn't have it going during tonight's 128-90 blowout win. In spite of tonight's dud, Smith has quietly positioned himself as a mid-round roto value -- he's particularly useful in 9-cat leagues thanks to a microscopic 0.5 turnovers per game.
Nov 25 - 10:17 PM

J.R. Smith (ankle) returned from a three-game absence on Friday vs. the Pistons, scoring nine points with two assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and three triples in 25 minutes.

The Cavs were able to ease Smith back into action because they built a comfortable lead. Smith is worth owning if you're targeting triples, steals and points, and he should be back up to his normal workload of 32 minutes per game soon.
Nov 18 - 10:38 PM

J.R. Smith (ankle) will return to start for the Cavs on Friday vs. the Pistons.

Smith had missed the Cavs last three games. He is averaging 10.5 points and 3.0 three-pointers per games this season in 32 minutes of action. Smith will reduce Richard Jefferson and Iman Shumpert's share of minutes.
Nov 18 - 5:50 PM

J.R. Smith (right ankle) went through shootaround Friday morning but is considered questionable for Friday night's game vs. the Pistons.

Smith has missed each of the Cavs three previous games due to the ankle injury. Check back with us prior to the start of the game for an update. If Smith doesn't play, Richard Jefferson, Jordan McRae and Iman Shumpert would see an uptick in minutes.
Nov 18 - 11:14 AM

J.R. Smith (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

His ankle soreness will cost him his third game. With LeBron James (rest) also out, Richard Jefferson and Iman Shumpert will start on the wings. We should also see Jordan McRae get some extra run off the bench behind those two.
Nov 16 - 5:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3DeAndre Liggins
4Jordan McRae
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen