J. R. Smith finalizing deal with LakersJune 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM
J. R. Smith and the Lakers are finalizing a deal for the Orlando restart, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Analysis: This was inevitable since Avery Bradley opted out of the Orlando restart, as the Lakers have been in talks with Smith since then. Now 34 years old, Smith last season in the NBA (2018-19) was a bit disappointing with the SG hitting just 34.2% from the field and 30.8% from deep for 6.7 points per game. There's no guarantee he has a rotation spot, especially with Alex Caruso next in line for more minutes.