J.R. Smith Delivers Message of Appreciation After Finalizing Deal With Lakers

LeBron James’ former teammate JR Smith will soon sign his deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran will play with the team for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Smith confirmed the whole deal on Twitter. Simple as that.

Smith thanked veteran Jamal Crawford for his best wishes. Crawford thanked Smith for his new deal with the Lakers. Well, it’s definitely a reason to celebrate.

The Lakers have been linked with Smith in multiple occasions. The 34-year-old hasn’t played a game since the 2018-19 NBA season. Cleveland was his last home, and they broke ties in a terrible way.

JR Smith is finalizing his deal with the Lakers

It looks like Smith is the best option for the Lakers at the moment. He will have to work really hard to earn his spot on the roster. He is the prime candidate to join the franchise. After all, LeBron and Smith played really well together in Cleveland. They have a great experience, and LeBron will use Smith’s presence to win more games.

LeBron and Smith made four straight NBA Finals appearances. They won a title in 2016 with the Cavaliers.

Smith has career averages of 12.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. When it comes to Crawford, he is one of the best available free agents. He played with the Phoenix Suns in the 2018-19 season, and that’s the last time he played.

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking forward to hit the field again. The season resumption will give the team a chance to win a title. Hopefully, that will happen this time. The Lakers haven’t won a title since Kobe Bryant’s time. LeBron is on the roster now and he is ready to help the team make the Finals again.

Anthony Davis, Smith and many other players will join forces at the end of July. Davis will hit the open market next summer and the Lakers are somewhat upset with that. But, they also believe that Davis will sign a max contract with the team. That’s not a priority now. The only thing we think of is the Lakers’ chance to win a championship.