This season LeBron James added yet another chapter to his illustrious career by bringing Cleveland its first championship in 52 years.
The free agent guard, a catalyst during the Cavs’ championship run, has yet to ink a free agent deal. Smith would also make a good fit in Miami due to his veteran status and experience.
Near the end of the interview, Smith stated that he has thought about leaving and also about staying with the Cavs to try to defend the title.
With LeBron James and J.R. Smith expected to return to Cleveland this offseason, they’ll once again enter the season as heavy favorites to represent the East for the third straight season in the Finals.
At worst, LeBron could play poorly and put an end to the “If our best athletes played soccer, the US would win ALL OF THE WORLD CUPS!” argument.
As the National Basketball Association focus shifts to Summer League, deals will trickle through far more slowly.
A year ago for the Cavaliers, he averaged 12.4 points and almost 3 three-pointers per game in the regular season and was one of the key players for Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. Timofey Mozgov and Matthew Dellavedova chose to sign with other teams after receiving decent offers. The acquisition of Mike Dunleavy could be a major reason on why the Cavaliers are not that eager to sign J.R. Smith in free agency.