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J.R. Smith | Guard/Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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J.R. Smith was on fire against the Magic on Monday with 26 points, two assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
He is as piping hot as ever. Smith has made at least four 3-pointers in each of his last three games and logged at least 38 minutes in all of them, too. He probably won't play this much once Kyrie Irving (knee) comes back, but Smith has to be added in all standard leagues. Nov 23 - 10:55 PM

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J.R. Smith scored 15 points against the Hawks on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He kills the Hawks. His playing time is soaring right now and he's taking a ton of shots from deep. With Mo Williams (ankle) unlikely for Monday, Smith should be a hot property this week. He should be owned in all standard leagues now that he's out of his slump.
Nov 21 - 10:24 PM

J.R. Smith has been accused of choking a 19-year-old in New York City on Friday, but his lawyer said the accusation is "completely false."

The Cavs confirmed that Smith will be available to play vs. the Hawks on Saturday, and the NBA is "aware of the reports and ... in the process of obtaining more information." Smith allegedly was being heckled by a group of teenagers at 4am on Friday, and the police were contacted on Monday. We'll let you know if anything comes of this.
Nov 20 - 6:54 PM

J.R. Smith played through a broken right thumb this season and didn't even know about it.

An X-ray taken over the weekend revealed a broken bone in Smith's right thumb that has since healed, and Smith doesn't even know when or how it happened. Perhaps this can help explain Smith's horrendous start to the 2014-15 season, and it's worth noting that his hand is now prone to swelling every time it gets hit. Smith has played well over the past two games, putting in averages of 16.5 points, 3.5 three-pointers and 1.0 steals on 59.1 percent shooting, so if he was dropped in your league, go ahead and swoop him back up.
Nov 20 - 12:46 PM

J.R. Smith scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

He went microwave mode earlier this week and has heated up in a hurry. Smith was an early-round player last year after the break and he's locked in to minutes in the upper 30s right now. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 19 - 11:59 PM

J.R. Smith made 6-of-10 from the field for 15 points against the Pistons on Tuesday with one rebound, one block, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

After making just 30 percent from the field all season, Smith finally turned in some efficiency. Although, he did miss both attempts from the line, so he's now just 2-of-10 from there on the year. Smith's upside probably isn't as high as last year because Mo Williams will likely take some minutes away from him, but he's worth a look now that he's starting to snap out of that major funk.
Nov 18 - 12:02 AM

J.R. Smith played 51 minutes during a double-overtime loss on Saturday, scoring 10 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

It was his best game of the season after a horrendous start to his point. Smith is wildly inconsistent in his career, but he has a big opportunity in front of him and coach David Blatt likes him. He should be owned in most leagues and hopefully he can put up decent numbers again on Tuesday against the Pistons.
Nov 15 - 12:02 AM

J.R. Smith (bruised hand) will play on Saturday vs. the Bucks.

Smith's status was never in doubt and his injury sounds very minor. Feel free to plug him into your lineups.
Nov 14 - 7:13 PM

J.R. Smith played through ab cramps on Friday, finishing with eight points, five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He should be fine going forward regarding the injury. On the other hand, Smith has not played well at all this season. In six games, he's averaged 5.7 points, 3.3 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.7 treys on 30.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. He was piping hot after the break last year and turned in early round value, but there's no denying he's been awful. If you want to cut him, we don't blame you at all.
Nov 14 - 12:01 AM

J.R. Smith returned from his knee injury and started on Tuesday, hitting 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

Wasn't worth the wait, was it? He'll have some big games and get hot at some point, but he's going to be wildly inconsistent all season long. Good luck trying to figure out on which nights his big lines are coming.
Nov 10 - 10:34 PM

J.R. Smith (knee) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.

Smith's return to the starting five sends Richard Jefferson to the bench, where he'll return to being a negligible option in most formats. Feel free to roll Smith out there, but don't be surprised if he puts up an unimpressive stat line going up against the best defense in the NBA.
Nov 10 - 7:12 PM

J.R. Smith (right knee) will play in Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.

It's unclear if Smith will start tonight, but his return to the lineup will render Richard Jefferson and Jared Cunningham negligible DFS options. Smith, as usual, has begun the year in a shooting slump, and it'll be tough for him to break that trend with a matchup against the No. 1 defense in the NBA.
Nov 10 - 5:24 PM

J.R. Smith (right knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Jazz.

Smith is trending to be a game-time decision for Tueday's game, so we'll have to keep his status updated throughout the day. Richard Jefferson and Jared Cunningham would again see a small boost in fantasy value if Smith sits, but neither is worth a consideration in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 10 - 11:43 AM

J.R. Smith (knee) reportedly will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

This will mark Smith's third consecutive game on the sidelines, and it'll likely be Richard Jefferson replacing him in the starting lineup after Jared Cunningham's thoroughly disappointing performance as a starter vs. the 76ers on Friday. Jefferson can be viewed as a risky plug-and-play option in daily leagues with a tough matchup vs. the Pacers. The Cavs play again on Tuesday vs. the Jazz, and we'll be considering Smith questionable for that one.

J.R. Smith (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

He was initially expected to play, but he is currently getting treatment and could be a true game-time call. If Smith is unable to play, Jared Cunningham and Richard Jefferson figure to benefit the most. Stay tuned.
Nov 8 - 1:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
4Iman Shumpert
5Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun