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G JR Smith is showing good conditioning, and Lakers' HC Frank Vogel "raved" about having him on the Lakers.
"His nickname is ‘Swish’ for a reason," said Vogel. "He’s a big-time shot maker and he looks like he’s in terrific physical condition." Smith signed with the Lakers on July 1st. The 34-year-old will play a key role off the Lakers' bench. JR averaged 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 triples across 11 games for the Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season.
G JR Smith officially signed with the Lakers on Wednesday.
As expected, Smith will join the Lakers for the NBA restart in Orlando and finalized his deal on Tuesday. Smith will replace Avery Bradley in the rotation and expects to play a key role off the Lakers' bench. The 34-year-old guard will once again be reunited with Lebron James. JR averaged 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 triples across 11 games for the Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season.
League sources say the Lakers are expected to sign free agent G JR Smith for the remainder of the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World.
Smith was linked to the Lakers a couple weeks ago, and now it’s seemingly become a reality. After learning of Avery Bradley’s decision to opt-out, the Lakers and Smith began conversations about him joining the team for the stretch run. He’s played with LeBron James before in Cleveland, and now gets the chance to win a championship with the King in Los Angeles. Smith will provide the Lakers with depth and scoring off the bench. Solid pickup for the Lakers heading into the season restart.
Free Agent G JR Smith is a leading candidate to sign with the Lakers and could join the team when the season resumes in Orlando.
The Lakers recently released Avery Bradley and are eyeing JR Smith as a possible replacement. The veteran guard was waived by the Cavaliers this off-season, and he was unable to latch onto another team during the year. He would be reunited with Lebron James and provide backcourt depth for the Lakers. Smith averaged 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 triples across 11 games for the Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, free agent guard JR Smith will workout with the Los Angeles Lakers early this week.
Smith, a free agent, hasn’t played this season after playing the 2018-2019 campaign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s unknown at this point whether the Lakers are seriously considering giving Smith a roster spot, but his offensive ability could certainly help the Lakers off the bench as the season progresses. He’s certainly not rosterable even in the deepest of leagues at this point.