I hear J.R. Smith should be back by April and able to play at least a few games before the playoffs open. Smith is recovering from thumb surgery. The Cavs are pleased with his progress. He could be considered ahead of schedule. They don’t want to rush Smith. Their shooting guard is important because he’s a strong, athletic presence on defense — along with having amazing 3-point shooting range.
February 24, 2017 | 10:00 pm EST Update
Marc Stein: The Mavs have struck 10-day deals with Ben Bentil AND Quinn Cook, according to league sources