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JR Smith joins Lakers for rest of the season

Los Angeles Lakers have officially announced the signing of free-agent guard JR Smith for the rest of the season.

The 34-year-old hasn’t played an NBA game since November 2018 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Smith, who will wear No. 21 for Los Angeles, will replace fellow starting guard Avery Bradley. Bradley opted out of the season restart on June 23.

Smith has now teamed up with LeBron James, and their experience of playing together in Cleveland could be beneficial for Los Angeles

Smith has played 15 NBA seasons since New Orleans drafted him in 2004 out of St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey.

He also has made stops in Denver and New York. He won an NBA title with LeBron James and the Cavaliers in 2016 and won the NBA’s Sixth Man Award in 2013 with the Knicks.

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