Jones is a former Cavs player and teammate of LeBron James.
J.R. Smith's soup-throwing incident certainly has caused some chuckles in the National Basketball Association world. Now we know exactly what Smith did to warrant the suspension. J.R. Smith didn't serve up any explanation. All that Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue would say is "something happened after shootaround" Thursday that led to Smith's one-game suspension.
According to Cleveland.com, the incident "wasn't an all-out altercation". However, he's had few problems with the Cavs and has been a key member of three straight Eastern Conference championship teams.
But Smith hasn't been himself this season.
For Saturday's game, numberFire projects Smith for 16.6 FanDuel points against the Nuggets. Wade has since been traded back to Miami, where he played much of his legendary career. Both players would add consistency to the starting unit while Smith would hopefully take his hard shot-making ability to the second unit and help bail them out of broken possessions.
Rodney Hood moves into the starting lineup in Smith's place.
Before Thursday's clash with Smith, the talkative Jones engaged in a lively shooting contest with point guard George Hill.