J.R.Smith is set to return from China this week!!!
After spending the last few months playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, it appears J.R. Smith is heading back to the states.
Smith wrote Saturday on his Twitter account at TheRealJRSmith that he would be returning to the United States on Wednesday. That would make the unrestricted free agent available for any number of teams to sign.
He signed to play for the Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones during the NBA lockout, inking a deal worth a reported $3 million in September. But since he didn’t have an opt-out in his deal, he had to play until Zhejiang’s season ended.
Asia-Basketeball.com reports that Smith is averaging 35.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 29 games while in China. Zhejiang has been mathematically eliminated from the CBA playoffs, according to Sportando.net.
According to CBSSports.com, Smith’s Twitter profile lists the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers. The Knicks are considered the favorites to sign Smith.