On Monday, the Lakers signed Jordan Clarkson, increasing the team's 2014-15 roster to 13 players.
Clarkson was acquired by the Lakers for $1.8 million cash in a draft-day trade with the Washington Wizards in June. The University of Missouri combination guard was selected with the 46th overall pick.
In July, Clarkson led the Lakers' summer league squad in scoring at 15.8 points a game. The 6-foot-5, 22-year-old shot 42.4% from the field, 42.1% from three-point range and 88.2% from the line through five appearances.
While the Lakers did not release Clarkson's contract terms, he'll earn the rookie minimum of $507,336 for the coming season.
Clarkson joins a Lakers' backcourt of Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and Xavier Henry -- although the latter three could all play minutes at small forward this season.
The Lakers can bring up to 20 players to training camp next month but no more than 15 to opening night on Oct. 28 when the team hosts the Houston Rockets.
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Jordan Clarkson – (46th pick) – LA Lakers
Clarkson might be the steal of the draft at 46, mainly because the Lakers needed some talent at the point guard spot, and Clarkson could be that guy. Normally the 46th pick doesn’t play a lot if at all, but Clarkson should get a chance to get on the floor this season and that means he’ll have a chance to prove he can play. With a former combo guard as his head coach in Byron Scott, Clarkson should get the chance to learn and play that few guys in his position receive.
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lotus wrote:Clarkson and Randle are the fresh air that this organization needs. Their development is what I will be most interested in watching this year.
Rooscooter wrote:lotus wrote:Clarkson and Randle are the fresh air that this organization needs. Their development is what I will be most interested in watching this year.
Randle will get his chance and he looks ready for the most part.
Clarkson I'm not so sure about. We'll see. It seems we always have a Summer League star that falls flat. He does look better than Morris....
Lets Go Lakers wrote:Write it down. This guy will be part of the 8-9 man rotation before the end of the season. He's got too much raw talent on a weak roster to not play.
Its like Dr. Buss is guarding the Celtic rim this second half. Nothings dropping
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