Report: The Cavaliers and J.R. Smith finally strike a deal

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It would appear that the ongoing contract saga between the Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith has finally come to a happy conclusion.

The NBA champions, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, have handed the shooting guard a four-year, $57 million deal to remain at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The fourth season of the contract is not fully guaranteed at which point Smith will be 34-yers-old. However, sources suggest that Smith's final season will become fully guaranteed unless the Cavs waive him shortly after the 2018-19 season.

Superstar teammate LeBron James will certainly be happy. The King has been lobbying for the Cavaliers to get a deal done all summer long and with Smith's signature, they have retained virtually all the key players that lead the city to their first-ever title.

Smith posted a video online to Uninterrupted, saying: "We are extremely happy and proud to say that we have agreed to terms to come back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, aka the champs, aka my brothers. It's been a long road," Smith said.

"I appreciate everybody sticking out through this rough patch of time. I know this holdout and everything else has been long and tedious for everybody, but it's extremely huge for us. We're happy to be a part of the Cleveland family and just want to take it one day at a time."

As one of the more effective sixth men in the league, Smith earned approximately $45.5 million through his first 12 seasons in the league, according to In three seasons time, he will have doubled that amount.

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