If you're wondering why you haven't heard about J.R. Smith in awhile, you've come to the right place.
According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have trouble moving the veteran shooting guard before the trade deadline due to real concerns about his morale in the locker room.
"Currently on exile from Cleveland. Trading for Smith is said to be, “Easier said than done.” Good shooter, but hasn’t played up to standards in the last two seasons. Has a partial guarantee for next season, but concerns about locker-room morale are real."
Smith has been inactive and away from the team since November as the team has made it clear that he won't play another game for the team.