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J.R. Smith - SG/SF, 6'6, 225
Cleveland Cavaliers - Acquired via trade in January 2015
       Date of birth: 09/09/1985
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 18th pick, 2004
     Out of: St. Benedikt's Prep
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

Jay Bilas says that Turner, who used to go by the nickname Evan Turnover for this reason, needs to improve his turnovers. Does this mean that he needs to make less of them, or that he needs to be making them in more spectacular ways? Speaking of, here's a spectacular turnover.



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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

J.R. Smith
SG/SF, 6’6, 225lbs, 31 years old, 13 years of experience

A poor year, which, while it had very justifiable reasons behind it, needs rectifying. Smith is at his best when he is taking the shots no one else dare take; if he is just going to be a normal catch-and-shoot player, he is no better than Anthony Morrow. The slightly wild Smith is still the best Smith, and the mistakes and wasted turnovers that come with that aggression are worth it for what he can provide. Even with all the years of mileage in those knees, Smith still has the athleticism, it appears. So he needs to get back to using it while it is still there.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $44 million remaining, only the first two of which are guaranteed. A valuable player for a contender if he returns to pre-2016 form, but also one of the few tradeable pieces, as long as the receiving team overlooks this year’s performance.

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork
2011-06-09

[...] The choice of Jackson over the other candidates was deliberate, and only slightly motivated by cost. Andre Iguodala is better at small forward, ball dominant, not nearly as good of a shooter as he thinks he is, and not nearly the calibre of half-court creator he so desperately wants to be.26 A backcourt of Derrick Rose and Monta Ellis cannot stop anybody, and while it would thrive in the open court, it effectively mitigates itself in the half court. J.R. Smith can't be trusted, and was once traded by the Bulls for Adrian Griffin and Aaron Gray, which is no endorsement at all. Anthony Parker is no longer starting calibre. Michael Heisley has seemingly made the cost of acquiring O.J. Mayo unnecessarily prohibitive, particularly for one so average. Jason Richardson no longer wants to dribble, defend, or do anything much to get open without the ball. Vince Carter is emphatically done. Denver should (or ought) match a full MLE deal to Arron Afflalo. Courtney Lee won't come for anything less than Omer Asik, which is not a deal worth making. The Daniel Gibson, Jamal Crawford and Leandro Barbosa-types would be most useful, but only as hard-to-acquire backups. And Richard Hamilton is.......well, no.

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   December 15: When the NBA trade game can really begin
2013-12-13

[...] With one exception: the date becomes Jan. 15 if the player is a Larry Bird or Early Bird free agent who re-signed with his over-the-cap team and received a raise greater than 20% in the first season of his new deal in the process. This applies only to Brandan Wright, Timofey Mozgov, Tony Allen, Nikola Pekovic, Chase Budinger, J.R. Smith and Tiago Splitter.

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