The Cavs’ 2017-18 season has been a pretty big roller-coaster. It doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
Cleveland announced this evening that J.R. Smith has been suspended. The starting guard will be suspended for one game.
The Cavs announced the news on Twitter.
Here’s the full release:
“Cavaliers guard JR Smith has been suspended by the team for one game for detrimental conduct. He will serve the suspension tonight as the Cavaliers host the Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.”
#Cavs G JR Smith has been suspended by the team for one game for detrimental conduct.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 1, 2018
Smith has had a pretty rough 2017-18 season, though he’s been playing better as of late.
The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 8.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He’s shooting 36.3 percent from the 3-point line.
The 13-year NBA veteran had arguably the best game of his season right before the All-Star Break. He poured in 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting from 3 in a win over Oklahoma City.
Cleveland is set to take on Philadelphia tonight. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. E.T. on TNT.