Report: J.R. Smith dealing with illness, listed as questionable vs Detroit Pistons
As the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare for their upcoming road game against the Detroit Pistons, a few members of the team are dealing with either injury or illness.
J.R. Smith, who has been recovering from a fractured right thumb since December, was recently cleared for contact practice drills and upgraded to questionable. However, today, Chris Fedor of cleveland.com reports that he, like Coach Lue and LeBron James before that, is dealing with an illness.
#Cavs J.R. Smith woke up a little under weather this morning. Was not a shootaround. Still questionable tonight with a thumb AND illness
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) March 9, 2017
According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Cavs physicians asked Smith to miss this morning’s shootaround in Detroit due to his illness. Despite the bad news, Smith is still being listed as questionable for tonight’s game, but it seems more likely that we’ll see him in action in the near future.
J.R. Smith is not at shootaround. Not feeling well, team told him to stay at hotel. Questionable for tonight
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) March 9, 2017
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