What quantity will JR Smith put on as soon as he formally turns into a member of the Los Angeles Lakers?
The reply to that query could also be discovered on Smith’s Instagram account.
Earlier on Tuesday Smith posted a message that learn: “Don’t assume you realize me by what you heard; I develop day by day. Your messenger might need outdated data.”
The caption within the submit learn: #21 adopted by emojis.
Smith, 34, frequently posts significant quotes and tributes to his family and friends by way of IG and it’s probably that that could possibly be your reply.
The 18th decide within the 2004 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets by the use of St. Benedict’s Preparatory Excessive College in Newark, New Jersey, Smith has worn a mess of uniform numbers all through his NBA profession.
The final one which he wore was No. 5 when he was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. At present, that quantity is taken by Lakers rookie Talen Horton-Tucker.
The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Yr throughout the 2012-13 NBA season additionally wore Nos. 1 and 23 earlier in his profession throughout his time with the Denver Nuggets. Each numbers are at present taken by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and LeBron James respectively.
Throughout his time with the New York Knicks, Smith wore No. 8. In Los Angeles, that quantity belonged to late nice Kobe Bryant. Bryant’s No. 24 can also be retired.
JR Smith’s unique Lakers exercise was pushed again due to different elements surrounding the Lakers on the time. I used to be informed that at Lakers/Sixers the day earlier than a tragic day in #Lakernation.
Exercise doesn’t assure roster spot.
My unique report : https://t.co/0JioYRVb7H pic.twitter.com/H4Aojdfi0W
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) February 6, 2020
A local of Lakewood, New Jersey, Smith final performed NBA basketball on November 19, 2018 as a member of the Clevelnd Cavaliers in a sport in opposition to the Detroit Pistons.
At that time, the Cavs had been 2-13 and Smith logged simply six minutes of play.
A member of the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA Championship workforce alongside LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, solely performed 11 video games throughout the 2018-19 NBA season.
The Cavs granted Smith a depart of absence after voicing issues concerning the course of that workforce.
Cleveland looked for a commerce associate throughout his depart of absence with no suitors.
JR Smith Scheduled for Exercise with Los Angeles Lakers I’m informed: https://t.co/2GvURgyMUF
The NBA free agent solely performed 11 video games final season.
Exercise does NOT imply signing.
My newest by way of @heavysan. pic.twitter.com/puE9fhEU51
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) January 26, 2020
A profession 37.3% 3-point shooter, Smith and the Lakers have been tied collectively for a while.
With profession averages of 12.5 factors per sport, sources throughout the Lakers group expressed a want for Smith to play in Los Angeles way back to January; which he received. The Lakers opted to signal Dion Waiters as a substitute.
Sitting in first place with a 49-14 report within the NBA’s Western Convention standings, Smith will likely be an asset for the Lakers with Avery Bradley opting to take a seat out for the NBA’s resume that begins on July 30 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.