On Monday afternoon, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced the free agent signing of guard Toney Douglas to a training camp deal. With just two point guards on the roster, one having an injury-riddled history and the other being a rookie, the Cavs opted to give Douglas a chance to make the roster with the training camp deal.
The Cavs, however, have some most important free agent business to handle with shooting guard J.R. Smith. Smith is still without a new deal after he declined the Cavs recent offer in the $10-11 million range. After the signing of Douglas became official, Smith went ahead and tweeted this out.
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) October 3, 2016
There’s no way to tell for a fact if this was regarding the signing of Douglas while he’s waiting for a new deal, but Smith is clearly frustrated that he hasn’t been able to practice with the guys over the past week and until he signs a new deal.