The Los Angeles Lakers are unlikely to sign J.R. Smith once he clears waivers.

The Lakers were previously mentioned as a possible destination for Smith due to his previous experience playing with LeBron James and his status as a Klutch Sports client. The Lakers, however, have signed a number of backcourt options following Kawhi Leonard's decision to join the Clippers.

Smith last played in the NBA in the beginning of the 18-19 season.