NBA: JR Smith Opting Out Of Contract With The Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jun. 15 2016, Updated 10:36 p.m. ET

The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently on a quest to bring an NBA Championship to their city for the first time since joining the National Basketball Association. The team is putting all of their focus on the Golden State Warriors. With the off season being right around the corner, plenty of players will be declaring their free agency status. According to ESPN, JR Smith has already stated that he will opt out of his current contract with the Cavaliers and become an unrestricted free agent. Smith’s play this season has shown that he will be getting paid this summer.

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JR Smith was selected with the 18th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Throughout his entire career, Smith has been spent most of the time coming off the bench. He played the sixth man role for the teams he has played for. Smith, throughout his career, has averaged 13.2 points, 2.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2013, playing with the New York Knicks. Smith was the first Knicks player to do that since John Starks. Half of his shots have been three pointers.

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