The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Joe Smith from New Jersey on Wednesday in a multiteam trade that sent Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic to the Nets.
"I was excited when I got the phone call – kind of sad and excited," the 6-foot-10 player said about leaving the Nets and joining the back-to-back NBA champion Lakers. "It’s kind of a two-way street. You are leaving a young group of guys you’ve grown close to. But at the same time you have to look at a bigger picture, especially at this point in my career."
Over his 16-year career in the NBA, Smith has played on 12 different teams.
Do you think he’ll be able to hold his own on the the Lakers, alongside phenomenal players like Kobe Bryant?