• JR Smith on 2-13 Cavs: Tanking 'was always the plan'

    19 days ago - By Sporting News

    Smith reiterated Monday that he wants no part in Cleveland's plans as long as they involve giving less than 100 percent.
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  • J.R. Smith wants trade from Cavs, resisting buyout

    J.R. Smith wants trade from Cavs, resisting buyout

    19 days ago - By Yardbarke

    Nearly three weeks after he first confirmed that he'd welcome a trade out of Cleveland, J.R. Smith continues to seek a deal, having asked twice to be moved, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic. The veteran guard made it clear during a conversation with Lloyd that he doesn't believe the Cavaliers are interested in winning and doesn't want to play for a team that's not trying to win. “I don't think the goal is to win. The goal isn't to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can,” Smith said. “I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks. I think that was always...
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  • J.R. Smith: Cavaliers are tanking

    19 days ago - By ProBasketballTalk

    Guard still wants to be traded
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  • ‘I Don't Think the Goal is to Win': JR Smith Says Cavs are Tanking

    ‘I Don't Think the Goal is to Win': JR Smith Says Cavs are Tanking

    19 days ago - By SLAMonline

    JR Smith says the plan in Cleveland has nothing to do with winning basketball games.
    And the 33-year-old's trade request still stands .
    JR Smith tells The Athletic the Cavs are tanking and reiterates he wants out. With LeBron's return game up next, those left behind are still processing their new reality in their own ways.
    - Jason Lloyd November 20, 2018
    Per The Athletic :
    “I don't think the goal is to win,” Smith said.
    “The goal isn't to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can. I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks. I think that was always the...
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  • JR Smith publicly calls out Cavs for tanking

    19 days ago - By Yardbarke

    JR Smith admitted a few weeks ago that he would prefer for the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him, but that probably won't bother the team nearly as much as what he said on Monday. In an interview with Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Smith reiterated that he has no interest in remaining with the Cavs. The main reason for that, he says, is that the team is committed to tanking this season. “I don't think the goal is to win. The goal isn't to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can,” Smith said. “I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks. I think that was always the...
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  • JR Smith: Cavs tanking 'was always the plan'

    19 days ago - By ESPN

    JR Smith has already requested a trade and now he says that he thinks the Cavaliers never intended to win after LeBron James left.
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  • JR Smith Rips Cavaliers Amid Trade Request: 'I Don't Think the Goal Is to Win'

    19 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Veteran guard JR Smith reiterated his desire to be traded Monday amid the Cleveland Cavaliers ' struggles this season. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Smith said he believes the Cavs are tanking: " I don't think the goal is to win...
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