Will JR Smith boost the Lakers toward an National Basketball Association title?


The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal with veteran free agent J.R. Smith, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Per multiple reports, JR Smith will be the player signing with the Los Angeles Lakers to replace Avery Bradley, who is among the players opting out of the National Basketball Association restart in Orlando.

The NBA transaction window closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, with teams required to submit their final rosters by Wednesday.

JR Smith last played in National Basketball Association for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 18-19 season, averaging 8.3 points per game.

LeBron James liked a post about JR Smith joining the Lakers for the National Basketball Association restart in Orlando, thereby confirming re-uniting with his old teammate.

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It has been more than two years since that memorable gaffe and Smith and James will be reunited, as the former gets to wear a new jersey after going unsigned all season long.

Across 14-plus seasons, Smith has career averages of 12.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 971 games (395 starts).

All the National Basketball Association teams are expected to resume mandatory individual workouts from July 1.

Smith will be signed as a replacement player and will earn the prorated minimum over the course of the 2019-20 campaign. Teams will travel to Orlando between July 7-9 to begin training camps before restarting the season July 30.

What can Smith contribute to the top team in the Western Conference?