The name JR-Smith was still under constant discussion last year. Of course, it was not because of his outstanding performance with the Cavaliers, but the unreasonable mistake he made in the finals G1.
And this mistake allowed Loeb to create a 51-point miracle in the finals G1Ron James swallowed the defeat, and the morale that the Cavaliers had boosted during the entire playoffs disappeared instantly, and this kind of morale was greatly reduced in the face of the Warriors, which was a 0-4 sweep.
The mistake that followed was the departure of LeBron James and the awkward people of the Cavaliers.
After that, in the 2018-19 season, JR remained with the Cavaliers and played only 11 games throughout the season. The Cavaliers, who were not in the finals but were in a bad position, would naturally not be able to give the 34-year-old JR-Smith. With more playing time and opportunities, they would rather give this opportunity to potential young people in the team.
Yes, JR-Smith, born on September 9, 1985, the famous "Neural Knife" of the league, is 34 years old and will soon be 35 years old.
Recently, not in NBA related activities Or the summer league, but at the MLB All-Star event, JR-Smith was interviewed by people.
When talking about whether he would choose to retire, JR said: “I don’t think this is possible at the moment. I know I will play again. Maybe not in a few years, but for now In other words, this is the furthest thing in my mind."
But from the perspective of age, style of play, or personality, JR's distance from his next contract will only become more It's getting farther and farther.
The recent news about JR is that the time for his next season’s contract to be fully guaranteed has been postponed to August 1, and the Cavaliers currently only want to put this one-year contract with $15.6 million left. Veteran deal.
Next season, JR’s contract guarantee amount is only 3.9 million US dollars. At present, many teams are interested in trading for JR, but they only want to cut him. After this time, The chance of appearing in the NBA next time is pretty slim.
Called "Neural Knife", it is naturally his ups and downs, but with his body and style of play, even if he is 34 years old, he can still get a good job in the league wave .
But the reason for the current situation is that JR-Smith himself, his character, his golf quotient and his weird behavior are the reasons why the teams dare not take it lightly. The reason for acceptance, and his entire career, he really played the correct performance next to James, who may be the most guiding player in the entire NBA.
In the past two years, the biggest news about JR has not been the highlights on the field, or the charity off the field, but about a soup splashing incident.
He clashed with the team's assistant, Damon Jones, and later poured a bowl of soup as a weapon at Jones.
Because of this absurd time, the Cavaliers banned JR Smith for one game.
"That’s a bowl of The soup is out of the pot, so it is very hot. All I can remember is that the bowl of soup splashed on my arm and I felt terribly hot. "Damon Jones said.
This kind of thing sounds like children arguing, throwing out whatever they can touch without thinking about the consequences, and this is JR Smith Things that can be done.
This emotionality and instability is also manifested on the court. JR-Smith’s shooting percentage for the entire career is 41.9%, while those of the Cavaliers Season, hisThe field goal percentage not only continues to decline, but is also below his career average.
A 34-year-old shooter whose status continues to decline, with constant locker room problems, is not stable enough to bring young people growth experience, and now JR can only take on the role of a shooter, even if he considers himself a champion member, Enough to play the role of leader, and even refuse to accept the role of the substitute, which teams will throw olive branches to such players?