The NBA is considering a fine for J.R. Smith following comments to the public that he would like a trade.

Smith was asked by a reporter Thursday if he hoped to be traded.

"Yeah," Smith said. "They know. They don't want me here, so they obviously know."

Smith is out of the rotation and he has discussed with the front office of the Cavaliers the possibility of leaving the team until a trade can be found.

Smith is making $14.7 million this season.