ESPN.com first reported the reason for Smith's suspension. He declined to speak to the media, telling team officials he will talk at shootaround before Saturday's home game against the Denver Nuggets.
In terms of behind-the-scenes drama in the National Basketball Association, this incident may top the list when it comes to most hilarious in recent memory. While that certainly explains why JR was suspended for one game, it also leaves us with plenty of questions. Smith is averaging 8.3 points a game in about 30 minutes a night and is a threat from three opponents must respect. Wade was traded to Miami at the deadline, and the move seemed to invigorate Smith. Damon Jones - a former Cavs player who's now an assistant with the team.
Ahead of the Cavaliers' matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, it was announced that J.R. Smith had been suspended for one game by the team due to an incident at shootaround. Rodney Hood and Kyle Korver could both serve as quality replacements for Smith.
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He also condemned what he said were the false accusations of a systematic campaign of abuse against churches and Christians. The committee is also slated to look at the issue of Jerusalem land sales by the Greek Orthodox Church.
"I've told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this", 76ers TV analyst Alaa Abdelnaby said Tuesday on Philly Sports Talk. "It's just a tough situation to come into".
Most famously, Smith spent the days following the Cavs' 2016 title without a shirt, prompting then-president Barack Obama to ask Lue during a congratulatory phone call to get him to put his shirt back on.