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Bucks interested in J.R. Smith?

July 18, 2019 - 2:34 pm

MILWAUKEE -- Free agent wing J.R. Smith came to Milwaukee, Thursday, reportedly meeting with the Bucks.

Smith, 33, has had a polarizing NBA career. A former first-round pick out of high school, Smith played his first seven seasons with the (New Orleans) Hornets and Nuggets. He then went overseas, becoming a one-year star in the Chinese Basketball Assocation, before regaining NBA notoriety with the Knicks. There, Smith was named the 2013 NBA Sixth Man of the Year. 

It was with the Cleveland Cavaliers (a.k.a. the Cleveland LeBron James's) that Smith's career took another step forward; he won an NBA championship with the Cavs in 2016. In the 2018 NBA Finals, though, Smith drew attention for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps costing his team a second title, Smith dribbled out the clock -- instead of shooting -- with Game 1 tied between his Cavaliers and the Warriors. He, allegedly, did not know the score. The Cavaliers lost the game in overtime and the series in four games. 

He has averaged 12.6 points in 27.1 minutes per game -- while shooting .419 from the field and .374 from three -- in his 16-season NBA career. 

Do you want him with the Bucks?