Video: J.R. Smith Reunites With Cavs Teammates via Snapchat

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Despite being absent from Cleveland Cavaliers training camp due to contract problems with the team, free agent shooting guard J.R. Smith still seems to be popular among his teammates. That was evident from two short videos posted on Richard Jefferson’s Snapchat account.

The videos, captured by Def Pen Hoops, show Smith being enthusiastically welcomed by LeBron James, Kevin Love, Channing Frye and Tristan Thompson.

Whether or not this was another subtle message from James and his teammates to Cavaliers management about getting a new contract worked out is open to question. However, the unmistakable takeaway is that the team’s chemistry remains just as strong as it was prior to winning the NBA title back in June.

The Cavaliers get their 2015 preseason schedule going next week and then open up the defense of their first-ever NBA championship on October 25 with a home game against the New York Knicks.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.