J.R. Smith re-signs with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best. The Cavaliers had things they needed to do in order to piece together a championship caliber roster. I ended up deciding that instead of potentially securing a larger deal elsewhere, I wanted to rejoin an incredible organization in pursuit of the ultimate goal, an NBA championship. Thank you to the Cavaliers for making this happen. Can’t wait to get started! #TheLand
Smith, who opted out of the final year of his deal and tied the knot over the summer, was hoping to catch a come up in the free-agent market.
When no one would bite, he moonwalked right into the Cavs offices and worked out a two year deal worth $10 million. J.R. will also have the power to veto any trades this season, which gives him some security.
LeBron James welcomed J.R. back with open arms.
Congrats to J.R. on his new deal and his marriage.
Here’s the adorable video of J.R.’s daughter helping him propose to her mommy.
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