Cleveland Cavaliers announce JR Smith no longer with the team

Cleveland Cavaliers announce JR Smith no longer with the team
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Tuesday that JR Smith is no longer with the team.

The organization wishes JR and his family well and appreciates and thanks him for his contributions in the community, to the team and his role in the 2016 NBA Championship.
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The organization is working with Smith regarding his future in the NBA. According to Joe Vardon with The Athletic, a trade is an possibility.

Smith expressed frustration earlier this season with a reduced role and limited playing time.

He joined the Cavaliers during the 2014-15 season, averaging 10.3 points per game while in CLeveland.

The Cavaliers will continue on without Smith when LeBron James returns to Cleveland as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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