The Los Angeles Lakers have a work out scheduled with J.R. Smith early this week, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The team recently freed up a roster spot with the release of Troy Daniels.
Smith isn’t the only high-ceiling veteran that the Lakers are kicking the tires on heading into the final stretch of the season. Los Angeles also intends to work out Dion Waiters later today.
In Smith the Lakers could add a bench scorer with championship experience and ties to LeBron James. The 34-year-old played in Cleveland from 2014 until 2019.
When dialed in Smith is an above average deep threat and has shot north of .375 in four of his last six seasons.