During shootaround on Thursday, Smith told reporters that the Cavs’ front office knows he wants out. “They don’t want me here, so they obviously know,” he said.
Smith, 33, has fallen out of the rotation this season with the Cavs opting to focus on youth.
He clearly is unhappy with how Cavs management has handled the situation. “To not even look me in my face and tell me. That’s disrespectful,” he said.
He has roughly two years and $30.4 million left on his deal.
Reporter: "Are you hoping for a trade [from the Cavs]?"
J.R. Smith: "Yeah." pic.twitter.com/SJNB0JRB8L
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) November 1, 2018