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After Cavaliers advance to conference finals, J.R. Smith takes jab at Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game Three

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 23: J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can be solid complementary role players on a team.

In New York, there wasn’t much to complement (or compliment, for that matter).

But the pair have fit in well with the Cavaliers — a team that was in need of depth and quality role players — and helped Cleveland past Chicago to advance to the conference finals.

After Thursday’s game, Smith took a little dig at the Knicks on Instagram.

Smith was not long for the Knicks after Phil Jackson came to town — there may be no player that is a worse fit for the triangle offense than Smith. It was a question of when he would go, not if. The divorce was not smooth, and clearly J.R. still has a little resentment. There certainly are some club owners in NYC that miss Smith as well.

I’m sure that Jackson is not losing sleep over any of this.