National Basketball Association player suspended for throwing soup at an assistant coach

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Just when the Cavaliers thought they were piecing things together, J.R. Smith has come along to throw another wrench in their plans.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have suspended guard JR Smith for Thursday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers for "detrimental conduct".

Smith will return to practice on Friday and resume game action Saturday night when the Cavs host the Nuggets, per the report.

Jones previously played for the Cavs and during Thursday's shootaround he engaged in some trash talk with George Hill during a shooting contest. Surprisingly, though, Smith hasn't anxious about losing his starting role since the Cavs first game of the season.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue addressed the discipline before the defeat but didn't go into details.

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The 32-year-old Smith, who served his suspension while the Cavs were beaten by the Sixers, had a history of fines and other issues before arriving in Cleveland by a trade in 2014.

But Smith hasn't been himself this season.

Rodney Hood started in Smith's absence and added 11 points on 5-for-14 shooting from the field.

While nothing has emerged of Smith losing his starting spot, for the first time this season, the second unit has players that might make a great replacement for Smith.

Jones returned back to Cleveland in 2014 and started as an assistant coach for the Cavs G League counterpart, Canton Charge, and worked his way up to his current position in the National Basketball Association.

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