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J.R. Smith: "I'll take a gamble on myself any day"

J.R. explains why he entered free agency this summer.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

J.R. Smith's media session at Cavs media day was short - and he finished it by telling out Iman Shumpert that loved him - but he did shed some light on his decision to opt out of his contract this summer.

Via Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal:

Smith, of course, didn't pick up his option in June and became a free agent. After a long free agent process, Smith re-signed with the Cavs on a two-year deal in late August.