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There’s J.R. Smith-Dwyane Wade drama over Cavs’ starting 5

One Cavalier doesn’t seem thrilled about the addition of LeBron James’s BFF Dwyane Wade, and — surprise, surprise — it’s J.R. Smith.

And, in the most expected way, it’s over his starting spot.

Smith already has been relegated to the bench in favor of Wade. According to Cleveland.com, Smith was “absolutely” frustrated to not be starting. He said he was “bracing” for the demotion once Wade came aboard, and on Monday, coach Tyronn Lue announced Wade would start and Smith come off the bench.

“Was working hard all summer and then coming in and not even really having a chance to earn my spot, but it’s all right,” Smith said. “It is what it is.”

Smith has spoken to fellow former starter Tristan Thompson, who also will come off the bench this year, about how to handle it.

“We talked about it,” Smith said. “It wasn’t the most positive conversation, but we talked about it and we’ll get through it together.”

But Smith doesn’t want to be a distraction and has said he will do whatever is best for the Cavs to return to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight season.

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/10/11/theres-j-r-smith-dwyane-wade-drama-over-cavs-starting-5/

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