Because LeBron James has never been to the NBA Finals since he last joined JR Smith, the Los Angeles Lakers will reunite the couple in Orlando.
After about 10 days of speculation, the link between JR Smith and the Los Angeles Lakers was confirmed.
According to the sharing of two prestigious journalists Marc Stein and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers are completing the process of signing a contract with JR Smith, bringing the former Cleveland Cavaliers gunner back to LeBron James in Orlando.
Marc Stein was the first to share this information, noting that the Lakers are trying to complete the procedure before the deadline for changing players.
Speaking more about Smith coming to the Lakers, journalist Wojnarowski said that the team and pitch have been in contact a lot since Avery Bradley decided not to play the rest of the season.
JR Smith will take Bradley’s place on the Los Angeles Lakers list in preparation for a focused competition in Orlando.
This means that LA will not select any other players because there are no vacancies in the squad.
The last time JR Smith played was in the 2018-19 season when he wore the Cleveland Cavaliers. This season, however, he only played 11 matches before being withdrawn from the squad.
Cavaliers sought to trade JR Smith. But at that time, no team was interested, including LeBron James’s team, the Los Angeles Lakers despite the rumors.
According to information from the team, the Lakers have been interested in JR Smith since the Trade Deadline phase in February. But LA decided to choose Dion Waiters.
To date, Smith has a home after more than 1 year of unemployment.
Now, JR Smith has once again joined the ranks of LeBron James, a longtime brother and teammate.
As planned, the Los Angeles Lakers will return to training in early July before moving to Orlando about a week later.