JR Smith doesn't believe Cavaliers' talk of making playoffs


by ABC News

ABC News— When LeBron James left for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers put on a brave face and said the plan was still to make the playoffs. JR Smith isn't buying it. A loss to the Pistons on Monday dropped the Cavs to 2-13, the worst record in the league. "I don't think the goal is to win. The goal isn't to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can," Smith told The Athletic on Monday. "I think the goal is to develop and lose to get...

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