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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