The Los Angeles Lakers will sign quarterback J. R. Smith, according to the News York Times insider mark Stein. The agreement will last until the end of the 2019/2020 season. The deal will be completed before the transfer window closes on June 30.
Lakers leader LeBron James and J. R. Smith played together for the Cleveland Cavaliers for almost four seasons. They helped Cleveland win the NBA title in 2016, beating the Golden state Warriors in the final. Previously, he hinted at the signing of the Smith in his instagram.
Earlier, Lakers offensive guard Avery Bradley declined to participate in the 2019/2020 season restart in Orlando. The Los Angeles club has an open spot in the application that Smith can take.
The expert explained what it means for LeBron to lose Bradley at the start of the NBA season
Famous TV host Skip Bayless commented on the decision of the player “Los Angeles Lakers” Avery Bradley not to participate in the end of the season.
“LeBron will be sorely missed by Bradley, who will miss the games in Orlando for good reasons-family and Black Lives Matter.
In one of the three games in which the Lakers beat the clippers, Bradley made six three — pointers, four in the third quarter when LeBron scored 0 points. In addition, Avery is able to lock the opponent on the perimeter.
But the clippers can also lose Lou Williams, “Bayless wrote on his Twitter page.
The NBA regular season will resume on July 31, and only 22 teams out of 30 will finish it. The venue for all matches will be the disney World amusement Park in Orlando (Florida, USA). The decision was made almost unanimously. The only team that opposed the restart of the season was the Portland trail Blazers.
The first round of the playoffs starts on August 18, and the deciding games in each of the conferences are scheduled to begin on September 15. The top two teams will play for the title between September 30 and October 12 if all seven matches of the series are played.