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Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:51 pm
by RealGM Wiretap

The Cleveland Cavaliers are already receiving trade calls on J.R. Smith. The Cavaliers believed they would receive better offers for Smith and his unique contract in the offseason rather than the trade deadline.


Smith's contract counts for more than $15 million for trade purposes but the receiving team will only be committed to paying him $3.8 million. Smith's contract with grandfathered into the current CBA when it comes to salary matching. The receiving team can stretch Smith's $3.8 million over three years to create even more cap space.


“We have a trade chip in JR Smith, and his contract, where we can take on some money that other teams are trying to get some cap relief from,” general manager Koby Altman said Friday. “We are actually the only team in the NBA that can provide guaranteed cap relief until July 1. We can guarantee that right now and we actually had a phone call (Thursday) on that trade chip, so, we’re going to keep on being aggressive adding those assets because we do eventually want to consolidate and be really good at some point.”


The Cavaliers are seeking a first round pick from a team looking to create cap space.

Via Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer


Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:36 pm
by LukaMagic
Let me guess, the Lakers are one of the teams interested? I am hearing that Thompson is also available.. :D

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:31 pm
by Rek
LukaMagic wrote:Let me guess, the Lakers are one of the teams interested? I am hearing that Thompson is also available.. :D

Why? Lakers don't need cap space. They need an all-star willing to take it.

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 pm
by LukaMagic
Rek wrote:
LukaMagic wrote:Let me guess, the Lakers are one of the teams interested? I am hearing that Thompson is also available.. :D

Why? Lakers don't need cap space. They need an all-star willing to take it.


They won't be stretching him. LeBron will make sure JR&Klutch get their share of the pie.. :wink:

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:50 pm
by mg
It'll be some team that needs capspace to sign a FA this summer (Brooklyn? Dallas?) or a team that needs to clear a contract to stay out of the lux tax (Charlotte? Mia? Minn? Portland?)

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:44 pm
by andyjinkim
mg wrote:It'll be some team that needs capspace to sign a FA this summer (Brooklyn? Dallas?) or a team that needs to clear a contract to stay out of the lux tax (Charlotte? Mia? Minn? Portland?)


100% not going to Brooklyn, he doesn't fit the culture and we don't need a SG.

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:45 pm
by andyjinkim
LukaMagic wrote:Let me guess, the Lakers are one of the teams interested? I am hearing that Thompson is also available.. :D


this was my immediate first thought lol. los angeles cavalierssss

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:56 pm
by likashing
For a split second I thought some teams wanted JR as a player instead of just using him to shred salaries.

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:36 pm
by Not2BeBothered
andyjinkim wrote:
mg wrote:It'll be some team that needs capspace to sign a FA this summer (Brooklyn? Dallas?) or a team that needs to clear a contract to stay out of the lux tax (Charlotte? Mia? Minn? Portland?)


100% not going to Brooklyn, he doesn't fit the culture and we don't need a SG.

It wouldn’t be to play him, it would be to get out of Allen Crabbe contract, Nets can attach nugget’s 1st round pick

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:42 pm
by Fresh360Waves
andyjinkim wrote:
mg wrote:It'll be some team that needs capspace to sign a FA this summer (Brooklyn? Dallas?) or a team that needs to clear a contract to stay out of the lux tax (Charlotte? Mia? Minn? Portland?)


100% not going to Brooklyn, he doesn't fit the culture and we don't need a SG.


Nets would just release him plus I don't think he'd like playing for the Nets anyways. It would mean he'd actually have to play within a system and play defense.

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:44 pm
by Fresh360Waves
LukaMagic wrote:Let me guess, the Lakers are one of the teams interested? I am hearing that Thompson is also available.. :D


Lakers make the least sense. We don't need to shed any contracts.

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:22 am
by BigHustle
Brings back fond memories of the finals when JR forgot how much time was on the clock and make lbj so mad. Was that last year?

How time flies when you’re watching lbj implode a franchise.

Re: Cavaliers Already Receiving Trade Interest On J.R. Smith's Contract

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:20 pm
by andyjinkim
Fresh360Waves wrote:
andyjinkim wrote:
mg wrote:It'll be some team that needs capspace to sign a FA this summer (Brooklyn? Dallas?) or a team that needs to clear a contract to stay out of the lux tax (Charlotte? Mia? Minn? Portland?)


100% not going to Brooklyn, he doesn't fit the culture and we don't need a SG.


Nets would just release him plus I don't think he'd like playing for the Nets anyways. It would mean he'd actually have to play within a system and play defense.


As a Nets fan I appreciate this haha