J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 4 days ago

Smith (rest) returned from a one-game absence with 28 points (10-15 FG, 8-13 3Pt) in 31 minutes in the win over the Pistons on Monday.

Smith fell one point shy of his season high in points set on Jan. 13 in his fourth game as a Cavalier. The rest apparently did the veteran shooting guard well. He did not score in 18 minutes against the Celtics on Friday. Smith has now hit eight 3-pointers three times since coming to Cleveland.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 4 days ago

Smith is expected to see his usual minutes load Monday against the Pistons, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Smith rested Sunday against Boston, but coach David Blatt said he'll treat Monday's game as if it's any other contest, so expect Smith to start at shooting guard and see his usual complement of minutes.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 6 days ago

Smith will play Monday against the Pistons after sitting out Sunday vs. the Celtics, Chris Fedor of 92.3 The Fan reports.

Smith will rest during Sunday's game, but head coach David Blatt confirmed that he, along with the Cavs' big three will play Monday. Smith should resume his normal role on the team when he and his teammates return to action.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 6 days ago

Smith will sit out to rest Sunday against the Celtics Chris Fedor of 92.3 The Fan reports.

Smith, along with the Cavs' big 3, will all sit Sunday as the team wants to remain fresh for the playoffs. Expect him to resume his typical role on the team's second game of the back-to-back Monday against the Pistons.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 2 weeks ago

Smith had 24 points (8-17 FG, 8-17 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 43 minutes against the Bulls on Sunday.

Smith shot exclusively from three-point range. Just before halftime, he hit an incredible 41-foot jumper as time expired. Over his last five games, Smith is averaging 10.0 three-point shot attempts per contest.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 4 weeks ago

Smith hit seven 3-pointers on his way to 23 points (8-11 FG, 7-9 3Pt) with four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes in the win over the Bucks on Sunday.

Smith has hit 3-pointers in bunches in every other game of his last five with an average of 6.0 3-pointers in wins over Orlando, Brooklyn, and Milwaukee. Following that pattern, perhaps Smith should be benched on Wednesday against Memphis (then back in the lineup against the Nets on Friday).

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 1 month ago

Smith posted 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, and one block in 32 minutes of action Friday against the Pacers.

Smith is averaging 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 3.2 three-pointers made over the last five games. He's been playing well in his role with the Cavaliers, and he's worth owning in standard leagues due to his three-point prowess.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 1 month ago

Smith shot 6-for-11 from three in Sunday's win over the Magic, finishing the game with 25 points, three assists, four rebounds, a block and two steals in 34 minutes.

While Smith does have these big games from time to time, it's tough to predict when they'll come. Thursday, Smith scored just six points in 30 minutes, and on March 7, he played 35 minutes and shot just 3-for-12 from the floor and scored seven points.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 1 month ago

Smith had 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt) to go with eight rebounds and two assists Tuesday against Dallas.

Smith broke out of his mini-scoring slump Tuesday with his first 20-point game of the month. While his scoring has taken a down turn over the last month (averaging 10.8 ppg in March compared to 14.1 in January), his rebounding production has doubled. He's averaging 6.6 rebounds per game this month, which is more than double his February average.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 2 months ago

Smith stuffed the stats sheet Sunday against the Rockets, posting eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and one three-pointer in 51 minutes of action.

Smith has been extremely sporadic of late, averaging 10.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers made per game over the last five. While his shooting percentages have been far from efficient, he's producing enough counting stats to hold value in 12-man leagues.