Report: J.R. Smith won’t attend LeBron James-organized workouts Cavaliers, no contract progress
LeBron James organized workouts for the Cavaliers in Los Angeles.
But J.R. Smith – who is a free agent, not a contracted Cav – will skip them.
I’m glad Smith is actually looking out for himself, even if he’s talking more about the Cavaliers’ best interests. These workouts are probably too risky for someone without a contract. If the 31-year-old Smith gets hurt, Cleveland is not obligated to pay him.
Plus, why should the Cavs get the benefit of improved chemistry while not paying Smith? The delayed team-building is part of his leverage.
At some point, they’ll likely reach a deal. But Smith doesn’t owe them any favors in the interim.