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JR Smith
Position: G
Born: 11/09/85
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Smith seemed upset at his locker after the game and he wasn’t in the mood to discuss his shove on Spencer Hawes, which resulted in a technical after Hawes threw a shoulder into James for an offensive foul. Beyond the lousy third quarter and the rebounding problems, Smith was most agitated with the offensive breakdowns. “The way we lost,” he said. “We got away from what we do best and reverted back to what we don’t do well, playing one-on-one.”
Cavs shooting guard J.R. Smith opened up training camp in September by telling reporters he would “run through a brick wall for coach,” when asked about Blatt. It was Smith showing his appreciation for Blatt after the coach quickly incorporated him into the Cavs after Smith was acquired from the New York Knicks last January. That loyalty, Smith says, has not wavered. “I was shocked,” Smith told ESPN.com on Monday when asked about Blatt being fired. “I haven’t been a part of that many first-place teams. That’s just something you wouldn’t think about, the coach being fired. It was kind of shocking to me.”
“I’m extremely grateful,” Smith said. “A lot of people never gave me that opportunity. No matter what everybody else was saying, he was the one person who didn’t care what everybody else said. He just let my game speak for itself. So, I commend him for letting me do that because once again, a lot of people around this league judge a book by its cover and what everybody else says about it opposed to trying to get to know him himself.”