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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

2004 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 18th overall by New Orleans.
6th July, 2004 NBA Signed four year, $4,800,707 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team option for 2007/08.
14th July, 2006 NBA Traded by New Orleans, along with P.J. Brown, to Chicago in exchange for Tyson Chandler.
20th July, 2006 NBA Traded by Chicago to Denver in exchange for Howard Eisley and two 2007 second round picks (#49, Aaron Gray; #51, JamesOn Curry).
28th October, 2006 NBA Denver exercised 2007/08 team option.
21st August, 2008 NBA Re-signed by Denver to a three year, $16,525,278 contract.
14th September, 2011 China Signed a one year contract with Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones.
17th February, 2012 NBA Signed a $4,782,662 contract for the remainder of the season and through 2014 with New York. Included player option for 2012/13.
26th June, 2012 NBA Declined 2012/13 player option.
11th July, 2012 NBA Re-signed by New York to a two year, $5,739,194 contract. Included player option for 2013/14.
25th June, 2013 NBA Declined 2013/14 player option.
10th July, 2013 NBA Re-signed by New York to a three year, $17,947,125 contract. Included player option for 2015/16.
5th January, 2015 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by New York, along with Iman Shumpert, to Cleveland in exchange for Alex Kirk, Lou Amundson and a 2019 second round pick from Cleveland, and Lance Thomas from Oklahoma City.
24th June, 2015 NBA Declined 2015/16 player option.
2nd September, 2015 NBA Re-signed by Cleveland to a two year, $10,375,000 contract. Included player option for 2016/17.
15th June, 2016 NBA Declined 2016/17 player option.
15th October, 2016 NBA Re-signed by Cleveland to a partially guaranteed four year, $56.96 million contract.
When: Where:
June 2004 - July 2006 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2006 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2006 - June 2011 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
September 2011 - February 2012 Zhejiang Cyclones (China)
February 2012 - January 2015 New York Knicks (NBA)
January 2015 - present Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
From blog:

   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1

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

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

[...] 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

[...] 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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