NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith in post-LeBron revamp

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Stanley Johnson #7 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on November 19, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. AFPWASHINGTON, United States – J.R. Smith, who helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA title, will no longer play for the league-worst Cavs as they try to rebuild after losing superstar LeBron James.The Cavaliers announced that Smith, a 33-year-old guard, “will no longer be with the team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The move comes hours after the release of an interview with Smith by The Athletic that featured him saying the Cavs, 2-13 overall and 0-8 on the road, were trying to lose.“The organization wishes JR and his family well and appreciates and thanks him for his contributions in the community, to the team and his role in the 2016 NBA Championship,” the Cavaliers said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Cavaliers will try to trade Smith and he will work out away from the team until his future is settled. He won’t play or attend Cavs games, including Wednesday’s return by James to Cleveland with his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates.Smith joined the Cavaliers in 2015 from the New York Knicks and was a key outside shooter in the team’s 2016 championship run, but is averaging a career-low 6.7 points a game this season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Smith averaged 12.6 points a game in his first 14 NBA campaigns, which included stints at New Orleans and Denver before a 2011-12 season with China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls and an NBA return with the Knicks. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES NBA star Kevin Durant fined $25k for harsh words to heckler Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img