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Lakers sign second rounder Jordan Clarkson

Aug 25, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Jordan Clarkson, Darington Hobson Jordan Clarkson, Darington Hobson

When Jordan Clarkson turned pro after his junior year at Missouri, many thought he could be a first-round pick. The 6-foot-5 guard has solid athleticism, though his game isn’t exceptionally refined. Most notably, he’s a poor perimeter shooter.

In the end, those concerns won out, and Clarkson slipped to the middle of the second round. There, the Lakers bought the No. 46 pick from the Wizards and selected Clarkson.

Now, Los Angeles is rewarding Clarkson with a contract.

Lakers team release:

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson

Clarkson gives the Lakers 13 players, so they still have a couple open roster spots. With little chance of making the playoffs and nothing more to offer above minimum salaries, don’t expect anything major.

With only Jeremy Lin and the perpetually injured Steve Nash ahead of him at point guard, Clarkson has a chance to earn a role in the rotation. Maybe the Lakers use one of those two remaining roster spots on another player who can handle ball, just for a little insurance.

  1. boltsup - Aug 25, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Poor mans Westbrook isn’t such a bad comparison… Let’s ride JClark, be somebody!

    • muhangis - Aug 27, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      A very poor man’s Westbrook at that.. like living in a piss stenched shack in Liberia poor

      His collegiate numbers show it

  2. sportsfan18 - Aug 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    He’s young…

    He’s healthy…

    That makes him the 3rd best player currently on the Lakers…

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 26, 2014 at 12:14 AM



  3. gasan2013pananaw - Aug 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    At last a Filipino first. and it had to be the greatest basketball franchise in all of basketball. We,re so proud of you son. Go and carry the blood of the Purple and Gold And the Filipino heritage.. Now I can wave my flag at the Staples Center.

  4. lazegowizfan95 - Aug 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Not even a Lakers fan but I would be pissed if they were starting Nash still like really Nash over Lin in todays game where PG’s are beast on like on every team

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM

      I feel you. I bet you anything Nash is gonna start too. Smh

  5. 00maltliquor - Aug 26, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    EVERY NBA team should have a minimum of 3 PGs.

    You have injuries, suspensions, foul outs/ejections and LOAs throughout the entire season. You need your quarterbacks to be familiar with the plays and be ready when the call of duty arises.

    Teams shouldn’t have to depend on D-League call-ups or out of position SGs to run the show unless they absolutely have to.

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