J.R. Smith, Lakers Finalizing Deal


The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a cope with veteran free agent J.R. Smith, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reviews. Smith’s identify had been linked to the franchise since Avery Bradley opted out of the Disney World restart.

Smith hasn’t performed within the NBA because the 2018-19 marketing campaign and that was an abbreviated marketing campaign through which he solely noticed motion in 11 contests. The yr earlier than, he was a member of the Cavs squad that misplaced within the 2018 NBA Finals.

Whereas Smith will flip 35 and be almost two years faraway from his final style of NBA motion through the 2020 postseason, he’s an intriguing depth piece having averaged 12.5 factors per sport and shot .375 from past the arc all through his profession.

In 80 2017-18 video games, Smith shot .375 from past the arc and scored 15 or extra factors 4 instances within the postseason. He’ll reunite with LeBron James in Los Angeles and look to carve out an identical area of interest as a quantity secondary scorer.

Smith shall be signed as a substitute participant and can earn the prorated minimal over the course of the 2019-20 marketing campaign.

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