When the Cavs announced J.R. Smith had been suspended for one game on Thursday, the team declined to say why. Now, that reason has been revealed.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst, the Cavs suspended Smith for their game against the 76ers because he threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones. No word on what kind of soup it was or why Smith threw the soup at Jones.
Jones, an ex-Cavalier player, has worked for the Cavs since 2014, working his way up from an assistant with the Canton Charge to being one of Tyronn Lue’s assistants.
Smith, per Lue, will be back with the team Friday at practice and will start Saturday when the Cavaliers host the Nuggets. Rodney Hood started in Smith’s place against the 76ers. He scored 11 points on 5-14 shooting. He also had five assists and five rebounds.
This team, man.