Lakers Rumors: The Lakers need to do the right thing and sign J.R. Smith

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Lakers Rumors: Word around the NBA is that J.R. Smith is ready to go!

When the trade deadline ended, Lakers rumors exploded almost immediately that the team was planning to bring Smith in for a workout. Most media outlets reported that Marc Stein of the New York Times broke the story. Lake Show Life heard about the workout two weeks prior to the announcement. The site heard the rumor from NBA insider Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson the night when LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for 3rd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

The report got lost after the tragic helicopter accident that took the icon Kobe Bryant away from Lakers Nation. Lakers rumors floating around has Smith already had his workout. Nothing has been reported since.

J.R. Smith averaged 6.7 points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. The narrative from the media linking him to the Lakers is quite lengthy.

  • His history with LeBron James (Skip the game 1 blunder in the 2018 Finals) and their success in 2016.
  • He’s another shooter the team could use alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis that is playoff tested.
  • For the Rich Paul conspirators, it will be noted that like Lakers players LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Talen Horton-Tucker, J.R. is represented by Rich Paul and Klutch Sports.
  • Smith watched a Lakers game with from courtside seats earlier this year. If you believe Darren Collison’s seats at Staples Center meant something, well?

The veteran has career NBA averages of 12.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

Since J.R. Smith was banished from Cleveland, he has kept himself in shape and relevant with the Carmelo “Hoodie Melo” social media marketing plan. Recently Smith posted a video of himself getting  prepared for the workout.

It worked for Carmelo Anthony when he got signed by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Lakers need to follow suit with Smith.