Cavaliers' J.R. Smith Requests Trade, Could Face Fine


Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is making it known he wants to be traded.  He confirmed the news when asked by a reporter on Thursday.  Smith is no longer in the plans for the struggling Cavaliers, who are just 1-and-7.  The team fired head coach Tyronn Lue earlier this week and All-Star forward Kevin Love is out indefinitely with a toe injury.  The Cavs are rebuilding following the departure of LeBron James.  Smith said they have made it clear he's not in their future plans.  There is a chance Smith could be fined for his public trade request, which is not allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.  He has two years remaining on a four-year, $57,000,000 contract.

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