The Cavaliers suspended JR Smith for Thursday night’s loss to Philly. The reason is so JR Smith…
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue suspended guard JR Smith for Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers for what Lue called “insubordination.” However, it seems like the classification was quite the understatement from the Cavaliers head coach.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin has reported that Smith received his suspension by throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones in the midst of an argument this week. Smith is will return to practice and resume his role as the Cavs’ starting shooting guard against Denver Saturday night.
Jones is a former player who played for Cleveland for three seasons, and has been an assistant coach there since 2014.
Smith is averaging 8.3 points per game and is shooting under 40 percent from the field while starting 56 games this season.