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JR Smith Biography
J. R. Smith was born September 9, 1985, in Freehold, NewJersey and is a professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliersof the National Basketball Association.
In April 2004, Smith decided to forgo college and make himself eligible for theNBA Draft. He was selected eighteenth overall in the first round of the 2004NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornetsone of nine players who were drafted thatyear straight out of high school. In his rookie season, he averaged 10.3points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
Smith participated in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam DunkCompetition in 2005, finishing behind Amar'e Stoudemire and the eventualwinner, Josh Smith.
On July 13, 2006, the Hornets formally traded Smith andforwardcenter P.J. Brown to the Chicago Bulls for center Tyson Chandler. OnJuly 19, 2006, Smith was traded again, this time to the Denver Nuggets forguard Howard Eisley and two 2007 second-round draft picks.
On July 25, 2008, Smith was added to the Team USA Basketballselect team to help the senior team prepare for the Olympics.
On February 10, 2009, Smith was chosen to replace theinjured Rudy Gay in the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest.
On April 13, 2009, Smith scored a career-high 45 points on13-of-22 shooting, as part of a 118-98 home win over the Sacramento Kings. Hemade a franchise-record 11 three-pointers during the game, which was one shy oftying the NBA record.
For the 2009-10 season, Smith and teammate Chauncey Billupsagreed to change jersey numbers. Smith changed to the No. 5 jersey, in order toaccommodate Billups' request to wear No. 1, the same number Billups wore withthe Detroit Pistons. On December 23, Smith scored 41 points against the AtlantaHawks which included 10 three-pointers, one shy of his record. Smith shot 10-of-17from 3-point range.
On April 8, 2010, in a game against the Lakers, Smithdrained 4 three pointers in the 2nd quarter alone to break the Nuggets' recordfor most career three pointers made.
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