The NBA is considering whether Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith’s public acknowledgement Thursday that he wants to be traded constitutes a fineable offense.
Smith, unhappy with his playing time, was asked by a reporter Thursday if he hoped to be traded.
#Cavs JR Smith said he's hoping for a trade.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) November 1, 2018
"To feel like you're going to play one day, and then you just don't play … To not even look me in my face and tell me. That's disrespectful."
J.R. Smith clearly not happy right now with the Cavs. pic.twitter.com/JLkT6gNFQm
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) November 1, 2018
Players are not allowed to make public trade requests. Former Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was fined $10,000 for tweeting, “I don’t wanna be here,” last year.
J.R. needs to quietly go about his business. Telling reporters you want a trade is not going to get you anywhere.
It’ll cost you though.
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