Report: J.R. Smith still expected to sign with Cavaliers

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J.R. Smith won a ring with the Cavaliers last season, having developed into a solid, dependable catch-and-shoot option on the perimeter in Cleveland (something unexpected after his stint in New York). He was valuable in the playoffs (11.5 points per game) and was the shirtless star of the post-title celebrations.

The Cavaliers want him back. He wants to be back. The question remains price, but a deal is expected to get done, reports Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

J.R. Smith, another client of (agent Rich) Paul, is also still out on the market, but he is also expected to re-sign with the club.

Paul’s most famous client is LeBron James, who also has yet to formally re-sign with the Cavaliers. But will. LeBron’s signature could be on hold until After Smith is taken care of.

Smith made $5 million last season with Cleveland, and averaged 12.4 points per game, shooting 40 percent from three.