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Lakers Rumors: Lakers are not signing J.R. Smith so don't fall for silly rumors

Woo-sah. J.R. Smith isn't signing with the Lakers.

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The Los Angeles Lakers won't be adding J.R. Smith to the team any time soon, so hold off on panicking on a Smith, Lou Williams, Nick Young, Kobe Bryant lineup with small-ball center Ryan Kelly. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News investigated and reports the Lakers aren't signing the Cleveland Cavaliers' free agent guard:

So where are these rumors coming from? Ah yes, fake pages featuring a player photoshopped into a Lakers jersey. A classic move:

So don't do what I did if you see a link pointing to this rumor. Last night I was a victim of a stray Google alert hitting my inbox on J.R. Smith going to the Lakers, and I'm trying to prevent you from making the same mistake. I won't link to the article, but I'll drop the two comments that have appeared under it since:

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Friends don't let friends get got.