CLEVELAND - J.R. Smith is getting set to make his first start of the 2017-18 campaign.
And if his pre-game warmups were any indication, the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard could be in for a big game.
Just prior to the Cavs' 7 p.m. ET tip-off with the Chicago Bulls, Smith was the lone Cleveland player who could be found on the Quicken Loans Arena court taking part in individual workouts. While doing so, the 14th-year veteran showed off his signature range, sinking a halfcourt shot.
After starting 35 games a season ago, Smith came off the bench for the Cavs in their first three games of the current campaign following the team's September acquisition of Dwyane Wade. Smith, who is averaging 10.5 points through three games this season, however, will get the start against the Bulls on Tuesday night with Wade moving to a role off the bench.
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