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J.R. Smith announces his return to the Cavaliers on Instagram

The Cavs' sharpshooter will be back in 2015

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Some things are meant to be. Some are just obvious. J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers were always the former this summer. After a long wait, he has announced that he is coming back.


After a stellar regular season and Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Cavs' swingman struggled mightily in the Finals against a Golden State team overflowing with the lengthy defenders that disrupted the pin downs and curls he thrives on. Still, as Carter put it earlier today, the Cavs needed him back badly, and Smith has obliged.

With only Tristan Thompson remaining, the Cavs have brought back almost all of a team that rampaged through the second half of the season and playoffs. While Smith doesn't figure to make a massive impact on their final record, his presence should further assure their standing atop the East, providing a 3 barrage that few in the NBA match.

UPDATE:

Chris Haynes of NEOMG reports the terms of J.R.'s deal are as follows: