After a difficult time when unemployed, J.R Smith is ready to explode with the Los Angeles Lakers.
It can be said that the 2019/20 season is the darkest season in J.R Smith’s career. He only played 11 matches in the Cleveland Cavaliers shirt before being liquidated from the contract and had to “sit and play” ever since.
JR Smith admits to being ‘very depressed’ while out of NBA
After joining the Los Angeles Lakers last week, J.R Smith immediately took part in training with his teammates at the new team. He also shared with the reporter about the difficult time he had to go through during the last season.
He is not even in the mood to play games in his spare time, even his favorite game like NBA 2K. According to J.R Smith, he stopped playing games to save time for training and also reminded himself that he was in the darkest period of his career.
J.R Smith experienced a hard time after being unemployed
JR Smith made his final debut in the NBA on November 19, 2018. Since that time, the 34-year-old basketball throwing defender has been tied to the bench at the Cavaliers, then liquidated his contract in the season. last summer.
Entering the 2019/20 season, no team is really interested in JR Smith. From someone who was one of the top basketball defenders, became a surplus without any NBA team wanted him.
There have been many rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers will sign with J.R Smith in the summer of last year. However, the Lakers chose Avery Bradley, a more secure and versatile option than J.R Smith.
However, after the season was halted due to the pandemic, everything changed. Avery Bradley decided he would not go to a central tournament with the Lakers. Therefore, to fill the void in the squad, the Los Angeles Lakers contacted J.R Smith and both sides quickly completed the procedures to bring the 34-year-old gunner back to the NBA arena.