The Boston Celtics Are Reportedly Eyeing J.R. Smith In Free Agency

J.R Smith is unfortunately still a free agent and won’t take a pay cut from the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Daily News reports. Ohio’s NBA team is offering $10-11 million, while Smith is eyeing $15 million a year, roughly what Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is making annually.

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After contributing 12.4 points per game and excelling on defense during the NBA Championship last year, it looks like Smith will be searching for a new home. LeBron James apparently wants Smith back on the squad, and has referred to the free agent frenzy as “sh*t he doesn’t want to go through again.”

Smith is receiving attention from the Boston Celtics who are willing to clear up $6 million worth of cap space just to acquire Smith on their roster. The Celtics are reportedly eyeing a sixth man that can come off the bench and be a scoring machine. Smith most certainly would love to continue his career in Cleveland, but business is business and time is becoming a factor.

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So will Dan Gilbert pay up for Smith, or let him walk?