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JR Smith’s free-agent tour will reportedly begin by having a meeting with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Smith and the Bucks will sit down together in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Per ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Cavs will have a $1.27 million cap hit if Smith signs a veteran-minimum contract worth $2.6 million with another team.
The Bucks are trying to maximize their potential for next season coming off a 60-win campaign in 2018-19. They will bring back most of their core from last season, but Malcolm Brogdon joining the Indiana Pacers takes away a crucial element from their offense.
Brogdon led Milwaukee in three-point percentage (42.6) and free-throw percentage (92.8).
Smith is a 37.3 percent career shooter from three-point range. He only played in 11 games for the Cavaliers last season.