Cavs announce JR Smith will no longer be around the team

The wine and gold will seek a trade instead of a buyout for the veteran

Jonathan Peterlin
November 20, 2018 - 1:50 pm

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Cleveland (92.3 The Fan) – The JR Smith era in Cleveland has come to an end as the wine and gold have announced that swish will no longer be with the team.

The Athletic is reporting that the 15 year pro is not working on a buyout, but would rather have a deal worked out to be sent elsewhere.

The veteran’s contract can be traded for his full 15.6 million dollar value and then waived for just under 4 million in guaranteed money next summer. 

From the Cavs:

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that JR Smith will no longer be with team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future. 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 NBA trade deadline is February 7th. The Cavs are off until tomorrow when they take on the Lakers and LeBron from the Q.