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Report: J.R. Smith sues former team

Updated: June 21, 2012, 12:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

J.R. Smith is suing the Chinese team he played for during the lockout to recoup $1,078,500 of his salary that was withheld for missed practices and team meetings, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Smith received only $1.82 million of his $2.88 million salary and didn't receive $18,500 in bonuses he was due for victories, the Post reported.

The Post, which obtained a copy of Smith's complaint, reported that Chinese basketball team Zhejiang Chouzhou alleges that Smith missed ...

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