J.R. Smith

Earl Smith III (CLE) – “J.R. | “J.R. Swish” nike

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cavsSHOOTING Guard: 6’6, 225 lbs; 14th year, St. Benedict’s Prep HS (Newark, NJ)

NBA Role: irrationally confident, heat-check two-guard Salty DOG

There’s not many guys out there like Cleveland’s mercurial two, & NBA CHAMP, J.R. Smith; an iso guard who can catch FIRE from downtown, J.R. goes into full-blown Swish Mode if his first couple shots fall; king of the contested jumper – fallaway threes, step backs, heat-check bombs – J.R. makes the most ridiculous looks seem like a walk in the park; underrated rim driver – ft. an underrated spin-layup; practically unstoppable when hot, ice cold when he misses a few in a row; Smith used to look for his offense first, second and third but has completely bought into playing a team brand of ball in Cleveland; helped carry the Cavs during a dormant 3rd quarter (poured in 8 points, including back to back treys) in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals – his career defining moment?; a ticking bomb, J.R.’s fuse can detonate and erupt into instant offense in ANY situation

Signature Move: step back ‘contested’ 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


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Career: 12.9 points/game, 3.2 rebounds/game, 42% FG

NBA Champion (2016) LOB

Sixth Man of the Year (2013)

Avg. career-high 18.1 points/game (2012-13)

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  • “Cavs J.R. is Fun” Cavs J.R. is the best J.R. there is. Hear me out for a sec. – not only can J.R. take his ridiculous shots (and boy, there are plenty of them playing off LeBron & Kyrie), they’re even more hilarous/impactful because Cleveland’s a championship team. Keep it light, stay open, have fun and you’ll have games like this (via FreeDawkins; Apr. 2016):