J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 5 Days

Smith scored 14 points (4-14 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in 32 minutes in the win over the Thunder on Sunday.

Even with Iman Shumpert back, Smith has playing around 30 minutes per game and knocking down a pile of 3-pointers. In his last five games, he has hit 3.8 3-pointers and is worth owning just for that column.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 7 Days

Smith scored 21 points (7-13 FG, 7-11 3Pt) and added four rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes against the Hornets Friday.

The 21 points - all on three-pointers - came on the night that Iman Shumpert (shoulder) returned to the lineup. It seems likely that the two ex-Knicks may be competing for a limited quantity of minutes, making Shumpert's return a potentially bad development for Smith's value. Smith has played very well since joining the Cavs, scoring at least 14 points in five of his last six games.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 11 Days

Smith scored 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-9 3Pt) in 34 minutes in the win over the Bulls on Monday.

Smith has had some big 3-point games (20 long range shots in seven games) since joining the Cavaliers. His playing time could dip when Iman Shumpert (shoulder) returns, which is in the offing. Even when Shumpert gets back, Smith is a decent 3-pointer option.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 14 Days

Smith (back) started Friday in a win over the Clippers, and finished the game with eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, four assists and three steals in 30 minutes.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James handled the offensive duties primarily for the Cavaliers on Friday, but Smith was good in catch-and-shoot situations. Smith is going to have some nights when he goes off for 20 points, and some when he only scores in the single digits. He's worth at least owning in most leagues, as he's averaging 14.8 points per game in five appearances with the Cavs.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 14 Days

Smith (back) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Clippers.

Smith was a game-time call due to a nagging back issue, and the Cavaliers did not update his status prior to Friday's game. However, he is out on the court for the opening tip, so it appears he'll fight through any lingering discomfort.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 14 Days

Smith is having some back issues prior to Friday's game and is a game-time call, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.

If he is unable to go, Shawn Marion will get the start. Monitor his status leading up to tipoff, but it would be wise to shy away from using him a daily league, as back trouble is something that could flare up again once the game has started.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 14 Days

Smith contributed 14 points (5-13 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and one steal during 37 minutes on the court against the Lakers on Thursday.

Smith continues to start for the Cavaliers as he will likely hold down that position moving forward. He even attempted more shots than Kevin Love on Thursday, and unless things change, he'll be playing a larger role than was expected upon his arrival in Cleveland. That being said, Love, Kyrie Irving, and LeBron James will continue being the primary options for the Cavaliers, while Smith gets plenty of opportunities beyond the arc and time spent on the court as a starter.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 17 Days

Smith will remain in the starting lineup Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.

With LeBron James returning to action, Mike Miller will return to the bench, as it seems Smith will be the Cavs' starting two guard for now. Despite scoring 27 points in his last game, expectations should be tempered as Smith will be the fourth or fifth option most nights when the Cavs are relatively healthy.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 21 Days

Smith scored 27 points Friday in a loss to the Warriors in his first start with the Cavaliers, attempting a season-high 23 shots.

Smith also played a season-high 42 minutes. With LeBron James out, the Cavaliers have gone with a three-guard lineup. When James returns, either Smith or Mike Miller will move back to the bench. Either way, Smith won't be attempting this many shots on a nightly basis when James is in the lineup. For now, Smith is a good daily option as he starts for the Cavs.

J. R. Smith SG/SF CLE 21 Days

Smith will start Friday's game against the Warriors.

Smith will enter the starting lineup in just his second game with the Cavaliers, pushing underperforming Matthew Dellavedova to the bench. In 18 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday, Smith was held scoreless, but that can probably be chalked up to a lack of familiarity with his new surroundings. Smith is still a risky play, however, and the best course of action is wait and see how he'll fit into David Blatt's rotation on a night-to-night basis.