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SB Nation Mock Expansion Draft: Los Angeles Lakers protected players

SB Nation Mock Expansion Draft: Los Angeles Lakers protected players

Who should the Lakers protect if the NBA was adding an expansion team or two this summer? What if the NBA decided it was time to expand the league this summer? That’s something SB Nation NBA decided it was time to tackle, and all 30 team blogs were asked to create expansion draft rosters. Each team was allowed to protect eight players, with the rest going into the expansion pool. That’s a fairly easy process for the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, Larry Nance, Jr., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson jump out as easy...
Lake Show Life Aug 3, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers: Magic Johnson has high expectations for Jordan Clarkson

Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson, has high expectations for combo guard Jordan Clarkson. Los Angeles Lakers combo guard Jordan Clarkson has had a busy offseason. He has had to deal with hearing his name in plenty of trade rumors the past few months. It was revealed that Clarkson was a part […] Los Angeles Lakers: Magic Johnson has high expectations for Jordan Clarkson - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lakers News: Magic Johnson wants Jordan Clarkson to win Sixth Man of the Year

Lakers News: Magic Johnson wants Jordan Clarkson to win Sixth Man of the Year

Such a campaign from the former second-rounder could help Los Angeles in a few ways, on and off the court. Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson has been open about his goal to win Sixth Man of the Year this season if he comes off of the bench, and he isn’t the only person in the organization with such a goal. “I have challenged him because I want him to be Sixth Man of the Year, so I’ve challenged him to play like that,” Johnson said of Clarkson during the latter’s basketball camp (as captured by Serena Winters of Lakers Nation). “I think he has the potential, the talent,...
Lake Show Life Aug 1, 2017

Lakers Rumors: Jordan Clarkson will be traded for cap space if needed

Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: If the Lakers can open up more cap space they would reportedly be willing to trade Jordan Clarkson and are confident they could move him. With free agency winding down, there have not been as many Los Angeles Lakers rumors recently. The Lakers have filled their roster for the most part, […] Lakers Rumors: Jordan Clarkson will be traded for cap space if needed - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson says he’s working on becoming a better defender

Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson says he’s working on becoming a better defender

There’s nowhere to go but up! The Los Angeles Lakers were a horrendous defensive team during the 2016-17 season. They gave up 113 points per 100 possessions, the franchise’s worst defensive rating since the stat became trackable in 1949. Offensive efficiency was up across the league last year, so the numbers might not be quite as bad as they look, but whatever way you slice it, they were bad. The Lakers’ bad defense wasn't all the fault of Jordan Clarkson, or any one player for that matter. It takes a team effort — or lack thereof — to produce defensive incompetence on the level...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 29, 2017
Jordan Clarkson says Lakers trade rumors don’t bother him

Jordan Clarkson says Lakers trade rumors don’t bother him

That’s probably a good thing, because they aren’t going away anytime soon. With the Los Angeles Lakers going full-speed ahead towards their “plan” of signing two max free agents in the summer of 2018, all eyes are turning towards how they can generate enough cap space to do so. The Lakers are currently projected to have $35.1 million in cap room next summer, which isn’t enough to sign two max contracts. One of the most oft-discussed ways they can get more cap space is by moving Jordan Clarkson and the $12.5 million he’s slated to make during the 2018-19 season, which would get...
Lake Show Life Jul 28, 2017

Lakers Rumors: Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle were offered to Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: The Lakers attempted to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers and now we know what the package was that they were offering. Most of the Los Angeles Lakers rumors recently have revolved around the organization’s efforts to fill out the end of their roster. A lot of that focus has […] Lakers Rumors: Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle were offered to Indiana Pacers - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 28, 2017
Lakers Mailbag: Keeping away from the Kyrie Irving chaos, trading Jordan Clarkson

Lakers Mailbag: Keeping away from the Kyrie Irving chaos, trading Jordan Clarkson

The NBA is waiting on Kyrie Irving to be traded, but the Lakers seem to be looking the other way entirely. The Los Angeles Lakers likely wrapped up free agency when they signed second-round pick Thomas Robinson, expected to leave their 15th roster slot open heading into training camp. Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka had a free agency period best described as pragmatic, which was the plan from the outset. Carmelo Anthony is still a New York Knicks and Kyrie Irving a Cleveland Cavalier, which remain as the two biggest stories left this summer. Anthony still has his eyes set on Houston, while...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 28, 2017
Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson says the Lakers’ goal is to make the playoffs

Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson says the Lakers’ goal is to make the playoffs

Los Angeles’ reserve is feeling confident about the team’s chances. The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t made the playoffs since the 2012-13 season, suffering four of the worst seasons in the history of the franchise since. The only upside of all that losing is it’s allowed the Lakers to assemble a roster stocked with young talent, and the front office has supplemented those players like trade acquisition like Brook Lopez and free agent signing/figurative bread from heaven Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The result is the most promising roster the Lakers have had on paper in several years, and...
Los Angeles Daily News Jul 27, 2017
How will Jordan Clarkson adjust to Lakers roster changes?

How will Jordan Clarkson adjust to Lakers roster changes?

LOS ANGELES >> As the host of his own summer camp, Jordan Clarkson served as the main attraction for children eager to meet and interact with the Lakers' fourth-year guard. That changed when Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson directed the camp on Wednesday with the same authority that defined his time as point guard for the "Showtime" Lakers of the 1980s.

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