One of the teams that is expected to push for a championship in the upcoming National Basketball Association restart, the Los Angeles Lakers have just made a huge new signing to bolster their offense. It will be confirmed right in time before the closure of the NBA's "transaction window" on Tuesday.
JR Smith last played in National Basketball Association for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 18-19 season, averaging 8.3 points per game.More news: WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'
J.R. Smith has been mentioned as the most likely replacement for the Los Angeles Lakers after Avery Bradley opted out of the resumed season, and the two sides are expected to come to an agreement this week.More news: Louis Couple Brandishes Guns After Activists Break Into Gated Neighborhood
In Game 1 of the NBA Finals that year, Smith infamously lost track of the score in a gaffe that ultimately led to Cleveland losing to Golden State in overtime.
For his career, Smith is averaging 12.5 points on 37% shooting from beyond the arc. He should be a great addition to the team, playing off the bench while LeBron is resting. Teams will travel to Orlando between July 7-9 to begin training camps before restarting the season July 30. When the season was halted on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lakers held a 5.5-game lead over the Clippers in the Western Conference standings.More news: U.S. begins revoking Hong Kong's special status over row with China