J R Smith Net Worth $20 Million
American professional basketball player J.R. Smith has a reported wages of $5.6 million for 2014. He attended Millstone Middle School and graduated in 1999. Smith subsequently went on to Steinert High School and McCorrist in Catholic High School. He afterwards transferred to Lakewood High School where he played basketball for the very first time. He additionally transferred to St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and played basketball there. In his high school career, he made a mean of 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. After a 25-point performance in the McDonald’s All-American Game in April 2004, where he was named game co-MVP with Dwight Howard, he held himself eligible for the NBA Draft and left school.
Smith started his professional career when he was chosen eight total in the initial round of the 2004 NBA Draft from the New Orleans Hornets. He was among the nine players who have been drafted right out of high school for the reason that year. During his rookie season, he averaged 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per match. Nevertheless, his numbers dropped during his second season with all the Hornets with a mean of 7.7 points, 2 rebounds and 1.1 assists while he played along with rookie Chris Paul. During the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed together with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and became a CBA All Star in the year 2012. He returned to the NBA in the year 2012 and signed together with the New York Knicks. He was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year 2013.