The Cavaliers have completely overhauled a roster that was old, small and lacking defensively at the trade deadline. They brought in Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Lakers, George Hill from the Kings and Rodney Hood from the Jazz.
However, the Cavs almost had their trade for Hill and Hood scuttled at 3 a.m. ET deadline day.
It was a challenge the Cavaliers didn’t think they would have to address and one they didn’t want to deal with at all, but the deal got done and the Cavaliers completed their roster overhaul. It was just a little harder than they planned.
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They’re allowing 43.3 percent shooting and 31.0 percent shooting from the 3-point line during the streak, and their defensive efficiency rating of 98.9 is easily the league’s best in the last 10 games. The offense (114.8 points per 100 possessions) has been great, too, but this team was built on defense, and that can carry Utah through times when the shots are not falling.
I wish the best for Aldon. And I’m scared for his life with his addiction. I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and [am] so happy he turned to my family who considers him family, and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs, Smith’s fiancÃ©e said.
San Francisco police, who identified Smith as a suspect Sunday in a statement, told ESPN on Monday that they still want to speak to him about the incident. Police said the accuser suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Smith, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and a first-team All Pro in 2012, has had numerous run-ins with the law. He has been arrested on DUI charges multiple times and has previously faced weapon charges, which were later reduced.
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Smith played nine games for Oakland in 2015, with seven starts, and had Authentic Martin Jones Jersey 3.5 sacks. But the NFL, in reaction to his numerous brushes with the law and the league’s substance abuse policy, suspended Smith for a year on Nov. 17, 2015, and has yet to reinstate him.