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Pacers and Timberwolves interested in J.R. Smith

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J.R. Smith may be returning from China Wednesday and the New York Knicks are generally considered the favorites to land the 6-6 shooting guard since the team "can offer a prorated share of the $2.5 million mini-midlevel exception for the rest of the season," ESPN reports.

However, there are other teams that will be after Smith as well. Chris Paul thinks his Los Angeles Clippers' "chances are very high," the site reports, partially because he and fellow Clippers Kenyon Martin and Chauncey Billups are all former teammates of Smith's. The season-ending injury suffered by Billups last week certainly opens up more playing time for Smith if he signs with the Clips, ESPN points out.

But New York and L.A. aren't the only places pining for Smith. ESPN reports that "the Indiana Pacers -- who possess more salary-cap space to spend than any other team in the league at present -- and the Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed a level of interest in Smith" as well.

The 26-year-old averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Denver Nuggets last season.

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