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Source: J.R. Smith Will Sign With Lakers

February 3, 2012


My sources tell me that J.R. Smith has already decided where he will sign once his season ends in Zhejiang, China. The talented shooting guard will forego better offers and the promise of a starting role in order to come off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers. He sees the opportunity to play alongside superstar Kobe Bryant as too much to pass up. He also feels that, after a short stint in L.A. this season, he can then sign a long-term deal and recoup the money. Smith sees the Lakers as one more perimeter scorer away from being serious title contenders. Other teams with strong interest in J.R. are the San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks.

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9 Responses to Source: J.R. Smith Will Sign With Lakers

  1. Jason Patterson on February 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Wow this sounds too good to be true! I would say you’re full of it however you WERE right about the Adam Morrison to Red Star report a few months back. Nobody else is reporting JR having made up his mind about where he’s going. I hope it’s the Lakers…

  2. santiago ong on February 6, 2012 at 12:45 am

    tellyou what,we’re gunning for a 3 peat if that happens,iswear it…

    • Martin Knezevic on February 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Santiago, is that a brand new 3-peat or are you adding on to the ’09-’10 back-to-back run??

  3. santiago ong on February 7, 2012 at 12:44 am

    possibly,a new one,signing smith,and a PG(sessions,williams)that’s serious,we don’t need dwight,hope waiting game by jim prevails…

    • Martin Knezevic on February 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Well, LAL has liked Ramon Sessions all they way going back to his Milwaukee days, but I don’t know if he’d be enough. I’m on record as saying that the Lakers should NOT trade Bynum for Howard and also should try and get Mo Williams. But I doubt the Clips want to help their neighbors down the hall.

  4. Penny on February 14, 2012 at 5:34 am

    if he goes to the clips I will cry, Knez!

  5. Meek on February 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    The lakers might be nba champions agianst…

    Starting line up for the lakers

    Gilbert arenas
    Kobe Bryant
    Jr smith
    Pau gasol
    Dewight Howard

    • Martin Knezevic on February 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I like where your head’s at, but I think a guy like J.R. Smith should never start a ballgame. He’s as liable to shoot you in as he is to shoot you out. I hope to see Gil back in the league too but I don’t think he can ever play consistent minutes again with those knees. And while Dwight Howard is a beast inside, I think the Lakers should keep Andrew Bynum and build around him (assuming Orlando wouldn’t go fo a 1-for-1 swap).

  6. Dave on February 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    typical Laker fans…you think every free agent wants to come to your team. YOU’RE A JOKE. Times have changed, I’d rather play for the Clippers!

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