JR Smith wants a trade from Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reports

Posted: 1:24 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 17:24:13Z

JR Smith was honest when asked if he wanted a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

His response? "Yeah. They know. They don't want me here, so they obviously know," ESPN reports.

The Cavs informed Smith Tuesday that for the second time this season, he would be removed from the rotation and not receive guaranteed playing time, according to ESPN.

Smith denied reports on Twitter Wednesday, saying he chose to stay with the team.

The 33-year-old veteran player, who is making $14.7 million this season, hasn't played more than 20 minutes in a game this season. He has two more years left on his contract.

During his time in Cleveland, Smith has had some infamous moments, including being suspended for allegedly throwing soup at an assistant coach , to his blunder in Game 1 of the NBA Finals that became a meme and made national headlines.