Will JR Smith boost the Los Angeles Lakers toward their next NBA title?

JR Smith working through final steps to join Lakers (0:48)

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that JR Smith will be on the Lakers' roster, barring unforeseen circumstances. (0:48)

Is JR Smith the answer for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Smith is finalizing a deal, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, to join the Lakers and team up with LeBron James once again, this time for the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida. Avery Bradley's decision to sit out the restart to remain with his family and focus on social justice projects opened up a spot for Smith.

What can Smith contribute to the top team in the Western Conference?

Let's take a look.