CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Reports say that J.R. Smith and the Cavs have agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal.
ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the news on Twitter Friday night, saying it was confirmed by league sources.
The news came just hours after Stein reported that it was only a matter of time before Smith started looking elsewhere. Negotiations between the two sides took longer than many felt it would after the Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, a team that Smith was a huge part of. He averaged more than 12 points a game for the Cavaliers last season, shooting 42% from three-point territory. The Cavs originally had offered Smith $10-million per season, an offer the 31-year old rejected.
Smith's time away from camp was not as long as Tristan Thompson's a year ago. Thompson missed all of training camp and signed right before the season opener. Smith will have a little time to get his legs under him, the Cavs' regular season opener is Tuesday, Oct. 25 at The Q.
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