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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ shooting guard, J.R. Smith, requested to trade him.

The 33-year-old player was asked whether the team’s staff knows about his wish, and to what Smith answered, per ESPN: “Yeah…They know. They don’t want me here, so they obviously know.”

Under the current NBA rules, this public statement guarantees a fine to J.R. Smith, but according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, NBA commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t plan to penalize the player.