J. R. Smith

Earl Joseph “J. R.” Smith III is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA). J. R. Smith is his professional name.

The New Orleans Hornets selected him with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft. Due to the NBA lockout in 2011, he also played for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. Smith was a member of the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship team, who defeated the Golden State Warriors. He was selected Western Conference Rookie of the Month three times in a row in 2005.

What Is J.R. Smith’s Net Worth In 2020?

Smith, 34, has a net worth of $20 million as of May 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Through lifetime contracts in the NBA, pay, and endorsements, the 18th overall choice of the New Orleans Hornets in the 2004 NBA draft earned such a large sum.

J.R. played in 16 seasons and earned $87,091,718 in his career from 2004 to July 15, 2019, when he was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers, resulting in free agency.

In reality, the shooting guard/small forward earned $86.558 million in base pay alone.

Famous for:

  • Position of shooting guard
  • The New Orleans Hornets selected him 18th overall in the first round of the NBA draft in 2004.

Rumors & Gossip:

J.R. Smith shines in the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets player grades. After everything that has happened, J.R. Smith coming off the bench to play 24 minutes and playing as well as he did is absolutely comical.

Early Life of Smith:

J. R. Smith is the stage name of Earl Joseph Smith III. He was born in Freehold Borough, New Jersey, on September 9, 1985. Earl Smith and Ida Smith are his parents. He had three brothers and two sisters as he was growing up. He is a citizen of the United States of America. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

He went to Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School and played basketball there in high school. He went on to Millstone Middle School, where he graduated in 1999. Before transferring to Lakewood High School, he attended Steinert High School and McCorristin Catholic High School. He agreed to play college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels after signing a letter of intent. He decided to forego college and make himself NBA draft eligible. The New Orleans Hornets selected him eighth overall in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft, one of nine players drafted out of high school that year.

J. R. Smith
Caption: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo Source: : Getty Images)

Career of Smith

New Orleans Hornet:

He averaged 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game with the New Orleans Hornets. In 2005, he also competed in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Competition. He averaged 7.7 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in his second season in New Orleans.

Denver Nuggets:

Smith and forward-center P. J. Brown were dealt to the Chicago Bulls in 2006 for center Tyson Chandler. He was involved in the brawl between the Knicks and the Nuggets. He was given a ten-game suspension. In his first season with the Nuggets, he averaged 13 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.

He averaged 12.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game in 2007. He was added to the Team USA Basketball select team on July 25, 2008, to help the senior team prepare for the Olympics. He was picked to replace the injured Rudy Gay at the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest on February 10, 2009. During the game, he made a franchise-record 11 three-pointers, one shy of tying the NBA record.

He averaged 15.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in the 2009-10 season. He averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in the 2010-11 season.

Zhejiang Golden Bulls:

Smith joined the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association during the 2011 NBA lockout (CBA). In a 122–110 win over the Qingdao Eagles, he set a CBA career high with 60 points and 14 three-pointers in 18 tries. In the 2012 CBA All-Star Game, he was picked as a starter for the Southern Division All-Stars, however he did not play due to “personal issues.”

New York Knicks:

In 2012, Smith joined the New York Knicks. He was a popular favorite, and he was compared to John Starks. With the Knicks, he averaged 12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and a career-high 1.5 steals per game. For the 2013 season, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. He scored 18.1 points per game, grabbed 5.3 rebounds, and dished out 2.7 assists per game, all career highs. He was suspended for Game 4 of the first round of the 2013 playoffs after elbowing Jason Terry of the Boston Celtics in the chin. He re-signed with the Knicks on July 11th. He was suspended for five games on September 6th. In a 102–91 loss to the Miami Heat, he set an NBA record with 22 three-point attempts.

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J. R. Smith (Source: WKYC)

Cleveland Cavaliers:

Smith was moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 5, 2015, in a three-team deal that also included the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. After two days, he made his debut. Smith was suspended for the first two games of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on April 27, 2015, after swiping his arm and colliding with Celtics player Jae Crowder’s head in Game 4 of their first-round series against Boston. In the 2015 NBA Finals, the Cavaliers met the Golden State Warriors, but they were defeated in six games. He re-signed with the Cavaliers on September 2, 2015. The Cavaliers went on to win the NBA title in 2016. He earned his first NBA championship. He re-signed with the Cavaliers for a four-year contract on October 15, 2016.

Relationship of Smith:

Smith is a husband and father. In 2016, he married Jewel Harris. Dakota, Demi, and Peyton are the names of the couple’s three daughters.

Body Features of Smith:

Smith stands 1.98 meters tall and weighs 100 kilograms. His hair is dark and his eyes are black. His physique is athletic. He has a well-balanced and healthy body.

Quick Facts About J. R. Smith

Celebrated Name J. R. Smith
Age 35 Years
Nick Name Smith
Birth Name Earl Joseph Smith III
Birth Date 1985-09-09
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Freehold Borough, New Jersey
Nationality American
Father Earl Smith
Mother Ida Smith
Horoscope Virgo
Height 1.98 m
Weight 100 kg
Current Team Free Agent
Siblings 5
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Jewel Harris
Children 3
Net Worth $20 million
Salary $14.72 million
Source of Wealth Basketball Career
Body Measurement 50-16.5-37 in
Chest Size 50 in
Arms/Biceps 16.5 in
Waist Size 37 in
Dress Size Unknown
Shoe Size 15 US
Ethnicity Mixed
Brothers 3
Sisters 2
Race Black
Religion Unknown
School Steinert High School
High School McCorristin Catholic High School; Lakewood High School