Disappointment: J.R. Smith
Some regression was to be expected for Smith, especially with all the hints he provided in his ugly playoff performance last spring. This is a little ridiculous, though. Smith’s scoring is not just down, it’s fallen off a cliff. Since missing the first five games of the season due to a suspension, Smith has put up an offensive rating of 86 points per 100 possessions and a player-efficiency rating of 8.9. That would be Kendrick Perkins territory, if Perkins’ offensive rating had actually been eight points worse last season.