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J.R. Smith suspended by team for Sixers game due to “detrimental conduct”

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 09: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will not have J.R. Smith for a nationally televised game against Philadelphia Thursday night — Smith has been suspended by the team for one game.

Why? For “detrimental conduct” according to the official press release from the team.

That’s vague, and coach Tyronn Lue would not be much more specific pregame, as reported by Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said “something happened after shootaround” Thursday that led to Smith’s one-game suspension.

This is reportedly team related, not an off-the-court incident.

Rodney Hood moves into the starting lineup in Smith’s place. Smith is averaging 8.3 points a game in about 30 minutes a night and is a threat from three opponents must respect.