J.R. is perhaps being shopped.

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_ar...h_on_the_move/

He's 20 years old, 6'6'' and growing, immature but talented and freakishly athletic.

NO/OK has the playoff bug and want talent just to get into the playoffs.

I'd like to give him time to mature on the bench.

This is a trade for the future. It frees up money to re-sign Peja and Fred and adds two young shooters.

New Orleans Trade Breakdown

Outgoing

Arvydas Macijauskas
6-4 PG from Lithuania (Foreign)
2.1 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.1 apg in 6.6 minutes

J.R. Smith
6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
9.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.4 apg in 21.2 minutes

Incoming
Stephen Jackson
6-8 SG from Oak Hill Academy (HS)
16.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.2 apg in 36.2 minutes
Change in team outlook: +4.6 ppg, +1.0 rpg, and +0.7 apg.


Indiana Trade Breakdown
Outgoing

Stephen Jackson
6-8 SG from Oak Hill Academy (HS)
16.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.2 apg in 36.2 minutes

Incoming

Arvydas Macijauskas
6-4 PG from Lithuania (Foreign)
2.1 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.1 apg in 6.6 minutes

J.R. Smith
6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
9.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.4 apg in 21.2 minutes
Change in team outlook: -4.6 ppg, -1.0 rpg, and -0.7 apg.



Successful Scenario
Due to Indiana being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. Indiana had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.