Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby lotus on Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:17 pm

He'll probably get scrub minutes, but I'm looking forward to seeing if this guy can play at this level. And he seems tenacious on D.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:14 pm

^in other words.. he'll be a regular part of the rotation :man12:
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:38 pm

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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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Chillbongo on Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:45 pm

https://vine.co/v/Ml122jKqWaK

If this guy ends up being a gym rat he and Kobe are gonna be BFF's.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby ZenMaster4President on Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:55 am

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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:48 am

:jam2: I love that in addition to everything else he "seems" to have going for him that can spell success in the league and the ability to contribute this season, that he has ^^^ great form and a sweet "FLOATER". With his height…..does NOT suck!! (3rd shot in the GIF above)
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:16 am

I'm digging this kid. I THINK he'll be an NBA player, but he's got to prove it. He's doing all the right things to get there though.

Maybe if we're really lucky he can get some minutes this season and help try to push for the playoffs a la Phoenix last season.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:03 pm

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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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:15 pm

Good to see our guys bonding, especially with our rookies :man11:

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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby lotus on Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Clarkson and Randle are the fresh air that this organization needs. Their development is what I will be most interested in watching this year.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:39 pm

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.


Ditto.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:51 pm

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....
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:48 pm

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....


Agreed with this...both of them will take time to develop and we need to have a bit of patience. WTS, Clarkston does have some talent and was in the gym the very next day after he signed his contract with the Lakers. As you said, we have to wait and see, though, but I do like the potential and work ethic he's shown so far...
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:56 am

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.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Center Court on Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:40 pm

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.


Wes/X
Kobe/Young
Lin/Nash

If Nash and X can't play due to health then yeah, he'll get mins. But if they are both healthy, he'll be coming off the bench.

that said, he's got a lot of things about himself that Byron will love: fire, heart, passion, work ethic
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby trodgers on Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:20 am

Given that Nash will be in traction for most of the season, Clarkson will see minutes. Agreed.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:26 pm

Clarkson showing some nice athletic plays

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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18 am

This kid looks solid. It's getting harder for me to deny that this kid is a gamer.

We still need to wait for Camp, but I love what I'm seeing from him.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby KobeCory8 on Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:16 pm

Based on the 5v5 videos that the Lakers are posting and work in the summer league, this kid is looking better and better. Quick very athletic and always seems to be involved in plays. I want to see him get more than garbage minutes this season
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Savory Griddles on Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:46 am

KobeCory8 wrote:Based on the 5v5 videos that the Lakers are posting and work in the summer league, this kid is looking better and better. Quick very athletic and always seems to be involved in plays. I want to see him get more than garbage minutes this season


It's possible that by the time we are at the 40 game mark, every minute we play will be garbage minutes. :man12:

But the kid seems to be a small find. As for his place in the rotation, I could see him being part of it and easily take Wes and Nash minutes by the mid point of the season.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:58 pm

Savory Griddles wrote:
KobeCory8 wrote:Based on the 5v5 videos that the Lakers are posting and work in the summer league, this kid is looking better and better. Quick very athletic and always seems to be involved in plays. I want to see him get more than garbage minutes this season


It's possible that by the time we are at the 40 game mark, every minute we play will be garbage minutes. :man12:

But the kid seems to be a small find. As for his place in the rotation, I could see him being part of it and easily take Wes and Nash minutes by the mid point of the season.


First.... yes and second.... minutes away from a player who will not play beyond this year and Wes are all good things.... even if he turns out to be a scrub.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:31 pm

^^^ now now now....see I am buying into the scenario that Kobe knows these two years (hopefully he gets full years) are "possibly" his "last" two years. And anyone he feels genuinely wants to get better and is willing to work for it, he Kobe Bryant is going to go about helping make his teammates "better". He knows he hasn't got a sniff at one more ring without this being an absolute must to do. He and Wes reportedly have spent a lot of 1 on 1 working out and hanging out together. So we'll see if Kobe "can" get Wes' head screwed on straight and focussed on exactly what he needs to do with his potential and athleticism to FINALLY take that step. I personally expect a big improvement in Wes' head being better screwed on and more consistency & performance on both sides of the ball. Don't sleep on Kobe these last couple or few years in that role. :man12:

Of course Jordan Clarkson falls into that very same once in a lifetime opportunity of learning from one of the very best in the entire history of the game, who has played in the backcourt most of his career, just like him.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:14 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:^^^ now now now....see I am buying into the scenario that Kobe knows these two years (hopefully he gets full years) are "possibly" his "last" two years. And anyone he feels genuinely wants to get better and is willing to work for it, he Kobe Bryant is going to go about helping make his teammates "better". He knows he hasn't got a sniff at one more ring without this being an absolute must to do. He and Wes reportedly have spent a lot of 1 on 1 working out and hanging out together. So we'll see if Kobe "can" get Wes' head screwed on straight and focussed on exactly what he needs to do with his potential and athleticism to FINALLY take that step. I personally expect a big improvement in Wes' head being better screwed on and more consistency & performance on both sides of the ball. Don't sleep on Kobe these last couple or few years in that role. :man12:

Of course Jordan Clarkson falls into that very same once in a lifetime opportunity of learning from one of the very best in the entire history of the game, who has played in the backcourt most of his career, just like him.


Nash.... not Kobe......
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:47 pm

Sure, but there's a lot of 2 guard in Clarkson too. Especially if Price can contribute minutes at the 1.
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Re: Jordan Clarkson Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:48 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:Sure, but there's a lot of 2 guard in Clarkson too. Especially if Price can contribute minutes at the 1.


There is a lot of unknown in Clarkson. The rest is conjecture at this point. I'd love it for the kid to do great for us and become our Monte Ellis but the fact is that we've had better reports and better summer leagues from players that never made it to year 2.

Nothing tangible yet. Even with that I would love him to play over Nash.... hell I want you to play over Nash. Why he is still on this team is beyond me. We are going no where.... he is going nowhere... what use is it to play him even one minute in a full rebuild?
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