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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 told David Aldridge of NBA.com that the lack of nightlife in Cleveland has helped him focus.
Smith told Aldridge that the he's been able to focus on basketball in Cleveland since there aren't as many distractions as New York City. "I think this is the best situation for me, 'cause there's nothing but basketball," Smith said. "There's nothing you expect but basketball. There's nothing, there's no going out, there's no late nights." Smith is averaging 15.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.8 treys in his last 10 games and deserves to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues. Jan 27 - 11:34 AM
Source: NBA.com

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J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers for his 21 points against the Hornets on Friday with four rebounds and four assists.

The treys were nice, but this was Smith's fifth game of 2015 with at least four dimes. He's really playing extremely well with his new team and he's taking eight treys per game. He'll cool off at some point, but owners in standard leagues can ride him while he's going strong.
Jan 23 - 11:08 PM

J.R. Smith started again and hit 5-of-16 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

Love him or hate him, Smith is starting and averaging 17.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 46 percent. We've seen him go on streaks like this before and he should be in your lineup until he comes back to earth.
Jan 21 - 10:51 PM

J.R. Smith hit six 3-point shots and 7-of-11 shots overall to finish with 20 points, three rebounds and a steal in Monday's win over the Bulls.

Smith is going to be a bit of a roller coaster but he's been well worth owning so far in Cleveland. He should be owned in all formats and started in most of them.
Jan 19 - 11:47 PM

J.R. Smith scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting (no threes) with two rebounds, four assists and three steals over 30 minutes on Friday against the Clippers.

The steals save this line and it certainly shows how he can get lost in a hurry, and this was without Kevin Love around. He has been worth owning and starting the last two weeks but his fantasy value is still up in the air a bit.
Jan 17 - 2:57 AM

J.R. Smith (back) will try to play against the Clippers on Friday.

It sounds like he is going to be limited based on the pre-game work. Smith is coming off a bad game on Thursday and he's a wild card in fantasy lineups.
Jan 16 - 10:33 PM

J.R. Smith is a game-time decision against the Clippers on Friday.

He had some back issues in warmups and it sounds like he could miss this game. If he's out, it'll be Shawn Marion back in the starting lineup. The Cavs should also have some extra shots to go around tonight.
Jan 16 - 9:28 PM

J.R. Smith cooled off against the Lakers on Thursday during a win, making 5-of-13 from the field for 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He is known for his streakiness, so his fantasy owners should not be surprised he slowed down following his 29-point gem on Tuesday. Smith gets a back-to-back in Staples on Friday, which hasn't been a problem based on him shooting 43.8 percent from the field with no days rest this season. Feel free to give him a look as a boom-or-busy guy.
Jan 16 - 1:27 AM

J.R. Smith started at SG on Tuesday despite LeBron James' return, and he blew up for 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting with eight 3-pointers, two assists, four steals and zero turnovers in 39 minutes.

Smith's shot-happy approach to the game should be hard to sustain alongside LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, but owners couldn't have asked for a better bounce-back effort after Sunday's dud. The eventual return of Iman Shumpert (shoulder) will also threaten Smith's starting job and playing time, so don't be surprised if his production tails off in the near future.
Jan 13 - 11:56 PM

J.R. Smith will remain in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Suns, while Mike Miller will head to the bench.

It was thought that the return of LeBron James from injury would send Smith to the bench, but there's no telling if this will be a permanent move by coach David Blatt. Playing alongside James could significantly boost the value of Smith, so he is definitely worth a flier in most leagues. On the other hand, Miller shouldn't really be owned unless you are desperate for 3-pointers.
Jan 13 - 8:19 PM

J.R. Smith revealed that he hyperextended his elbow in Sunday's loss to the Kings.

Smith was "grimacing in obvious pain" as he removed an ice wrap, but JR didn't go for tests and did not anticipate missing any time. "It affected my shooting in the fourth," he said. "I couldn't get a full follow through. I'm in a little pain, but it's nothing too serious. I'll be OK." It doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing time, but it's yet another injury issue for the Cavs to monitor.
Jan 12 - 12:02 PM

J.R. Smith quickly cooled off after Friday's 27-point game, finishing Sunday's lopsided loss with four points on 2-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 31 minutes.

He started again and it will be interesting to see how his role changes once LeBron James (back, knee) returns to action, which could be as soon as Tuesday. Smith could settle into a worthwhile fantasy role if he can maintain 30 minutes per game, whether as a starter or off the bench, and he's a decent stash if you're in need of points and 3-pointers.
Jan 11 - 11:25 PM

J.R. Smith scored 27 points on 11-of-23 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds and one steal over 42 minutes in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

Smith is officially worth a look after a line like this but he has his work cut out for him when LeBron returns.
Jan 10 - 3:49 AM

J.R. Smith will start against the Warriors on Friday night.

Matt Dellavedova will be pushed to the bench. This is an interesting move and it might have something to do with Shawn Marion not playing tonight. Whatever the reason, there's very little reason to add Smith in most leagues.
Jan 9 - 10:19 PM

J.R. Smith said that the triangle offense is "almost too much thinking."

Smith put up some of his worst numbers since his sophomore year while running the triangle offense in New York with averages of 10.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. However, entering a crowded rotation in Cleveland isn't going to do him any favors. He shot just 0-of-6 from the field during his Cavs debut, and he's unlikely to have much value, if any, in standard leagues when the Cavs are at full health.
Source: NY Post
Jan 9 - 9:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
3Anderson Varejao