J.R. Smith has taken a bad shot or two in his day, and this one was lucky enough to fall right in the basket.
The Cleveland Cavaliers traded for J.R. Smith at the beginning of January, and it’s been a pleasant surprise for the most part.
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A lot of people mocked the Cavaliers for basically getting rid of Dion Waiters for Smith (very similar players), but Smith has shown a lot of maturity in realizing that he is on a great team with the opportunity to do something special and he has been good addition for them.
In his first full month in Cleveland, Smith is averaging 10.5 points on 44 percent shooting (hey, that’s a good percentage for him!) in just under 30 minutes per game.
I know the actual scoring is a bit lowered, but he has been more effective shooting the ball and his whole game has been a bit more sound.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both sat out of tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers, so that basically gave Smith the green light to chuck some shots.
Here he is in the first half against Indiana taking a shot that’s way outside.
There was still about eight seconds left on the shot clock whenever he got the ball, so I would count this as a bad shot – but hey – J.R. Smith gonna J.R. Smith.