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

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (18) / NO
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J.R. Smith hit 6-of-10 shots and six 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Tuesday's 120-112 win over the Thunder.
Smith had 15 points and three 3-pointers in his previous game and appears to enjoy playing with his new teammates. He's averaging 14.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 4.0 3-pointers on 61 percent shooting over his last five, meaning he can be picked up and used in fantasy as long as he's this hot. We've seen Smith go on runs like this throughout his career, but they usually don't last very long. Don't be afraid to jump ship once he cools off. Feb 13 - 11:14 PM

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J.R. Smith scored seven points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He's actually playing a lot better these days, but now his leash is a lot shorter with Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and George Hill as threats to his minutes. Smith will probably have too many downs to be counted on in 12-team leagues.
Feb 9 - 10:15 PM

J.R. Smith sank 6-of-11 triples en route to 20 points on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 36 minutes.

The Wolves and Cavs combined for an NBA-record 40 made 3-pointers tonight, with Cleveland contributing 21 of those makes. Their defense has been atrocious lately and they've needed to pour in points to win, so it's encouraging that Smith is a combined 10-of-17 from deep in his past two games. He's been a liability in most leagues this season, though, and we don't see that changing any time soon.
Feb 7 - 11:16 PM

J.R. Smith scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting Saturday, to go with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and one block over 28 minutes.

Smith’s three triples were a team-high, which highlights how mightily Cleveland struggled from long-range in this one. As a team, they went 0-of-7 from distance through the first quarter of action, which amounted to their most attempts without a make through any first quarter this season; and overall they finished just 8-of-30 from beyond the arc. Smith has been too up-and-down this season to trust in most 12-team leagues.
Feb 3 - 10:56 PM

J.R. Smith followed up Friday's big game with 15 points on 4-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

All seven of Smith's shot attempts came from downtown, which sums up his current role. Friday's game set season highs for Smith in scoring (23 points), 3-pointers (seven) and steals (four), and we're not expecting to see those numbers again any time soon.
Jan 28 - 10:19 PM

J.R. Smith finished with 23 points and four steals over 37 minutes in Friday's 115-108 win against the Pacers, dropping in seven 3-pointers.

Smith ended up 8-of-15 from the floor, including 7-of-13 from behind the arc, and he turned it over just once while posting a game-best plus-14 rating. While Smith did a pretty decent job, the team folded down the stretch in the fourth quarter. On their white board after the game, the schedule showed "feature length" film session set for noon on Saturday. The drama continues in Cleveland, even after a win.
Jan 26 - 10:19 PM

J.R. Smith was good for just six points and two rebounds across 33 minutes in Saturday's game at Utah, hitting just 2-of-7 from the field (all 3-pointers).

Smith looked to be on track in Sacramento, hitting 5-of-9 from the floor for 15 points, but it's back to struggling. He is just 26-of-75 (34.7 percent) from the field over his past 12 outings, as his shooting woes are now nearly a month long. It has even spilled over to the free-throw line, where he is shooting just 57.1 percent, on pace for a new career low.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:31:00 PM

J.R. Smith missed all five of his field goal attempts during the Cavs' loss on Monday, finishing with two points on 2-of-2 free throws, four rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Smith sat out Thursday's game with left knee soreness, but his quick return suggests that was a simple precaution. He played 31 minutes tonight and his line would have looked better if he'd made any of his four 3-point attempts, but he's simply not a reliable fantasy asset. In addition to awful 38.2% shooting from the field, he's at a career-low 58.8% from the line.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 06:27:00 PM

J.R. Smith (knee) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

He missed Wednesday's game against the Bulls due to soreness. Smith has dealt with a lot of knee problems before, so it was likely more of a precaution. He'll be a good bet to start on Christmas, but he doesn't have much fantasy vale.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 02:11:00 PM

J.R. Smith (sore left knee) will not play vs. the Bulls on Thursday.

Channing Frye will get the start in Smith's absence. This is the first we've heard about a knee injury for Smith this season, so hopefully it's just a cautionary maintenance day. Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver should also pick up a few extra minutes tonight.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 06:25:00 PM

J.R. Smith had two points and two assists in 18 minutes during Tuesday's road loss in Milwaukee.

Cleveland lost for just the second time in their past 20 games, and Smith didn't do much to aid their cause tonight -- he was 1-of-3 from the field with three fouls and nothing else to his credit. He's been held to single-digit scoring in six straight games and is just a specialist if you need a handful of 3-pointers and steals.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 11:49:00 PM

J.R. Smith shot 3-of-9 from the field to score seven points on Sunday, but he added nine rebounds, two steals, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

Dwyane Wade was resting tonight in the second half of a back-to-back set, but Smith didn't benefit with extra playing time -- instead it was reserves Cedi Osman (17 minutes), Jeff Green (29 minutes) and Kyle Korver (24 minutes) who picked up the slack. J.R. has been held to single-digit scoring in five straight games, but he's at least salvaging some value in that span with 1.4 triples, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:48:00 PM

J.R. Smith made the start in Saturday's game against the Jazz but he was limited to just four points.

Smith hit just 1-of-6 from the field while adding three rebounds, two steals, an assist and a turnover. That's four consecutive games with single-digit point totals, averaging just 5.5 points with 3.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game during the stretch. He is working on a streak of five straight outings with at least one steal. Smith only has value in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:47:00 PM

J.R. Smith scored 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He's about as hot as he has been all season over his last five, averaging 12.8 points, 3.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.8 treys in 35.0 minutes per game. He was ice cold before this run, so he could flop in his next game. If you're adding him, make sure you're keeping your expectations low.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 10:27:00 PM

J.R. Smith could spend some time away from the Cavaliers following the death of his cousin.

Smith played on Monday vs. Philly and gave it a go again on Tuesday vs. the Heat, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two triples in 42 minutes. The Cavaliers have a game against the Hawks on Thursday and then take on the Grizzlies on Saturday, so we'll be monitoring his status closely for those two contests. If he does step away for a bit, Kyle Korver is the next man up.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 09:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Rodney Hood
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
3Jeff Green
PF1Kevin Love
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Nance
3Ante Zizic