Lakers to sign J.R. Smith

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The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign swingman J.R. Smith to a rest-of-season contract, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The NBA transaction window closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, with teams required to submit their final rosters by Wednesday.

Smith is finalizing a deal, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, to join the Lakers and team up with LeBron James once again, this time for the National Basketball Association restart in Orlando, Florida.

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JR Smith, a free agent, will come in as a replacement to Avery Bradley. Bradley made his decision June 23, meeting a deadline that allowed the Lakers to replace him on the roster.

Smith, 24, has not played in the National Basketball Association this season. He'll reunite with LeBron James in Los Angeles and look to carve out a similar niche as a volume secondary scorer.

One of the teams that is expected to push for a championship in the upcoming National Basketball Association restart, the Los Angeles Lakers have just made a huge new signing to bolster their offense.

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The NBA season is expected to restart on the 30th of July, after along layoff, arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.

There's a lot of bad stuff happening right now, but the fact that we're going to watch Smith and James get together and go for another title again is just the best. What we don't know - and I can not stress this enough - is how teams will look when they come back.

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