According to the journalist Adiran Wojnarowski, both parties are finalizing the details of the contract, but no complications are expected. The signing will be made official later on Wednesday, when the NBA has set the limit of your market special transfers.
Smith has trained several times with members of the Lakers since February, tested with the team at that time chose to sign to Dion Waiters. The absencia of Bradley will give more minutes to Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, with another veteran like Rajon Rondo waiting for their time on the bench.
The escort has disputed 15 seasons in the NBA since it was chosen in the draft by New Orleans in 2004. Has played with the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, with whom he became champion in 2016. In 2013 he was elected the best sixth man in the competition with the franchise in new york.
Smith adds experience with four End to their backs, and in addition is a familiar face in the locker room for LeBron James, with whom he has shared more than 8,000 minutes on the track. Despite all these advantages, J. R. has also been the protagonist of moments incomprehensible into the path of James, as when he lost a golden opportunity in the first game of the Finals in 2018.