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Cavs waive shooting guard JR Smith after eventful tenure

CLEVELAND (AP) J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over.

Cleveland released the colorful shooting guard Monday before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. The Cavs had been trying to trade Smith for months, but the team was unable to find the right deal even after he agreed to extend his guarantee date from June 30 to July 15.

By waiving Smith, the Cavaliers will open salary-cap space and will move under the luxury tax threshold for next season.

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Leaders
Points: Jordan Clarkson16.8
Rebounds: Kevin Love10.9
Assists: Matthew Dellavedova3.8
FG%: Jordan Clarkson44.8%
Steals: Larry Nance Jr.1.49
Blocks: John Henson0.79
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.1 (24)
Rebounds: 44.1 (8)
Assists: 25.7 (24)
FG%: 49.5% (30)
FT%: 77.0% (20)
3P%: 38.0% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.5 (29)
Rebounds: 42.7 (26)
Assists: 20.7 (29)
FG%: 44.4% (28)
FT%: 79.2% (7)
3P%: 35.5% (13)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Milwaukee 60 22 .732 --
x-Indiana 48 34 .585 12.0
x-Detroit 41 41 .500 19.0
Chicago 22 60 .268 38.0
Cleveland 19 63 .232 41.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/15/2019 J.R. Smith Waived
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Injuries
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