Now that George Hill and Sam Dekker have reportedly been dealt to the Bucks, it appears to be like like it could be JR Smith’s flip to maneuver.
In keeping with the Ringer, the Rockets and Pelicans have each checked in on the Cavaliers 33-year-old guard.
Count on the Cavaliers to attempt to transfer on subsequent from JR Smith. I heard this week they acquired some curiosity for Smith from the Rockets and Pelicans—each groups want depth on the wing place. Smith’s 2019-20 wage is assured for less than $three.9M, so it has some worth as a commerce chip.
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) December 7, 2018
Each groups need assistance on the wings, and a report got here out Thursday stating the Rockets deliberate to make a deal by the top of the week.
Smith requested to be traded by the Cavaliers earlier this yr when the group began to chop his taking part in time in an effort to offer youthful gamers extra expertise on the court docket.
He’s averaging 6.7 factors and 1.9 assists this yr in 11 video games, however has not performed since Nov. 19 in opposition to the Pistons.