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Jordan Clarkson | Guard | #6

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 194
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (16) / WAS
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Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 32 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Make that two games in a row Clarkson has played the fourth and Lonzo Ball has been benched. Clarkson is playing extremely well and is pushing the ball like coach Luke Walton wants. Ball has to get it going at some point, but Clarkson should be owned in standard leagues until further notice. Nov 16 - 1:29 AM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to start in his regular-season debut on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

KCP has served his two-game suspension, so he should be starting the rest of the way, which will result in Corey Brewer heading back to the bench. There also might not be quite as many minutes available for Jordan Clarkson, and Lonzo Ball could see a minor dip in usage. Feel free to get Caldwell-Pope active.
Oct 22 - 4:12 PM

Luke Walton said he's considering throwing Kyle Kuzma into the starting lineup for the first two games of the season while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope serves his suspension.

Josh Hart (Achilles), Jordan Clarkson, Corey Brewer, Luol Deng and Kuzma are all being considered by Walton as potential starters sans KCP, but if Kuzma gets the starting nod, he'd be someone to consider as a potential punt play in daily leagues.
Oct 16 - 5:05 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reportedly had a meeting with the Lakers on Tuesday.

KCP is an unrestricted free agent, and the Lakers are one of the few teams out there with enough cap space to sign him, so there's a real chance that he could strike a deal with Los Angeles. The Lakers like to push the tempo, and Caldwell-Pope would easily be a starter there, so this would be a decent landing spot for him in terms of fantasy hoops. Jordan Clarkson's value would take somewhat of a hit with KCP in town.
Jul 11 - 6:46 PM

The Lakers are "leaning toward re-signing Tyler Ennis," according to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times.

It makes sense given the Lakers want to limit their financial commitments, and Ennis' market, despite surprisingly good play down the stretch of the 2016-17 campaign, isn't expected to be robust. If re-signed, Ennis would slide behind rookie Lonzo Ball on the depth chart assuming Jordan Clarkson spends most of his time at shooting guard.
Jun 30 - 6:37 PM

With the 30th and final first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers have selected SG Josh Hart.

The Lakers acquired the 30th and 42nd picks from Utah in exchange for No. 28 overall. Villanova’s run to the title in 2016 headlines Hart’s career. While the senior didn’t get a title in 2017, he performed well regarding his stats with 18.7 points, 6.4 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.1 treys on an impressive 61.9 true shooting percentage to get him First Team All-American Honors. He is a little undersized as a shooting guard at 6’6" and 204 pounds, but don’t be surprised to see Hart push for minutes in a currently thin Lakers backcourt.
Jun 22 - 10:48 PM

The Lakers and Pacers have reportedly engaged in preliminary talks regarding a Paul George deal.

Reports around the league indicate that the Lakers are unwilling to part ways with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft for PG-13, but they are reportedly willing to offer a package that would include the likes of Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and the No. 28 pick. The Lakers will likely be coming in with low-ball offers given that George has made it known that his desire would be to sign with Los Angeles as an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but there is reportedly some fear amongst the Laker execs that his attitude towards Los Angeles could shift if he's traded to a winning team this summer. In addition to the Lakers, the Cavs, Wizards, Rockets and Clippers have reached out to the Pacers regarding a Paul George deal.
Jun 20 - 3:03 PM

Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov or Jordan Clarkson could be moved at some point this upcoming season in order to create room to sign Paul George as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

Former Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak awarded Deng and Mozgov with some atrocious contracts on his way out the door, and now Laker management will need to rectify that situation in order to be able to present George a competitive offer during free agency next summer. Deng is on the books for roughly $54 million through 2020, while Mozgov is owed around $48 million over the next three seasons, but maybe they'll be able to find a taker by including Jordan Clarkson as a part of the package. They could also make things work by letting Julius Randle go during free agency in 2018, but shedding Mozgov or Deng's contracts would make more sense from a competitive standpoint.
Jun 18 - 3:56 PM

Updating a previous report, D'Angelo Russell (personal) is being listed as "out" for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

Russell is currently away from the team due to the death of his grandmother, and there's a chance he could miss Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Warriors as well. With Russell on the sidelines, Tyler Ennis could get the start and guys like Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram will be asked to step it up on offense.
Apr 10 - 5:02 PM

D'Angelo Russell has been excused from the team to be with his family in Louisville, and his status for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans is currently up in the air.

Russell's grandmother recently passed and head coach Luke Walton said he can take all the time he needs, so there's a chance he misses the final two games of the season for Los Angeles. With Russell likely out on Tuesday night, Tyler Ennis could be moving back into the starting five, and Jordan Clarkson will get all the run he can handle. Check back for an official update on Russell following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
Apr 10 - 3:30 PM

Larry Nance could eventually move into the starting lineup this season.

Luke Walton confirmed on Monday that he will be rolling with a starting five of Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac for Tuesday night's matchup with the Clippers, but he wouldn't commit to using that starting group long-term. If Nance eventually finds himself in the starting lineup, that would likely shift either Randle or Zubac to the second unit. Nance can be a sneaky top-60 play when given the minutes, but as a reserve, he's not much more than a low-end option in deep leagues.
Mar 21 - 2:13 PM

D'Angelo Russell will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

Luke Walton said that he'll be going with the same starting five that he deployed on Sunday night, so it'll be Jordan Clarkson, Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac getting the call on Tuesday. Walton also added that he intends on having a different starting lineup before the season ends, so it'll be interesting to see how long Russell can keep his spot as a starter. Randle could also be a candidate to eventually head to the bench if Walton wants to see how Larry Nance fits with the starters.
Mar 20 - 5:37 PM

D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 40 points as a starter on Sunday, going 14-of-22 from the field (7-of-12 from downtown), with six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes.

Russell played the entire first quarter and scored 18 points in that frame alone, looking revived as a member of the starting unit. He got the nod in place of Nick Young (illness) tonight, and after his career night coach Luke Walton said he'll continue pairing D-Russ with Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. Russell has been alternately frustrating and exhilarating to own this season, but we should get more of the latter over L.A.'s final 12 games.
Mar 20 - 12:21 AM

Luke Walton has not yet decided who will start at shooting guard for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Walton confirmed that Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac will start for the Lakers on Wednesday, but he's still non-committal on who will get the start at the two-spot. Walton did say that D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young and David Nwaba are all candidates to earn the start, but we likely won't get official word until just prior to tip-off. Stay tuned.
Mar 15 - 1:21 PM

Lakers coach Luke Walton said that he might change his starting lineup "for evaluation purposes."

L.A. is leaning into their youth movement, and it stands to reason that Tarik Black and Nick Young are the most obvious starters on the chopping block. Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac (quad) are potential winners here, but we'll have to wait to see which (if any) changes Walton makes for Tuesday's game vs. Dallas.
Mar 6 - 12:37 AM

D'Angelo Russell lit up the box score for 29 points, six assists, four rebounds, four steals and three triples in Friday's 110-93 loss to the Thunder.

With Lou Williams out of the picture, coach Luke Walton said Russell and Jordan Clarkson would be more involved in the fourth quarter and he kept his word as both players closed this game out. Russell logged 36 minutes on the night and hit 12-of-25 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with four turnovers, so he's a huge winner from the Lou Williams trade. His fantasy arrow is pointing way up.
Feb 24 - 10:26 PM

The Rockets will send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for Lou Williams.

The Lakers are clearly rebuilding and probably have no use for Brewer, as this trade was all about securing another first-round pick. If Brewer isn't waived by the Lakers, he will provide some depth off the bench behind Brandon Ingram. He's shooting 23.4 percent from deep this season and is not a fantasy pickup. With Williams gone, it makes sense for fantasy owners to add Jordan Clarkson. D'Angelo Russell will also get a nice bump.
Feb 21 - 7:45 PM

Magic Johnson acknowledged that a majority of the trade calls that have come in have centered around Lou Williams.

"If you're gonna get him it's gonna take a lot to get him," Johnson said in regards to Williams. Sweet Lou is on a very cap friendly deal, with just $7 million owed to him next season, so he's one of the more likely guys to go at the deadline if the Lakers do manage to pull off a trade. So far he's been linked to the Jazz and the Wizards and there are sure a few more teams to add their names to the mix as we approach the deadline. A Williams departure would benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson the most.
Feb 21 - 4:11 PM

The Lakers are reportedly actively shopping Lou Williams, and it seems likely that he will be moved by the trade deadline.

At 30 years old, Williams just doesn't make much sense on a rebuilding roster, and with a cap friendly contract, the Lakers should be able to get some nice return if they choose to deal the Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Sending away Sweet Lou would also open up minutes for Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, but Williams would likely lose some value playing outside of Los Angeles.
Source: Hoops Hype
Feb 15 - 9:53 AM

D'Angelo Russell (calf, knee) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, sending Jose Calderon back to the bench.

Russell will be returning from a three-game stint on the sidelines, and he'll be without a minutes restriction, so owners shouldn't hesitate to throw him on the active roster. Calderon could be headed for a DNP-CD tonight, and there won't be quite as many opportunities on offense for guys like Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Russell back in the fold, the Lakers back-court is much tougher to target with confidence. Russell isn't supposed to be restricted much (if at all) tonight, and given his modest price tag across the industry due to some missed time, he's squarely in play as a lightly-owned tournament option. Outside of the back-court, Ivica Zubac looks like the top value play on the Lakers side with Julius Randle out. Zubac has posted at least 29 FPs in the three games this season where he's seen at least 26 minutes.
Jan 31 - 2:18 PM

Luke Walton said that Ivica Zubac moving into the starting lineup at some point this season is "definitely a possibility."

"That's definitely a possibility, that at some point [Zubac] starts," said Walton, "and the same with a lot of our young guys. The further we get away from actually making the playoffs, then the more you got to really start to put some thought and focus on developing the young guys." Walton also said he wants to be fair to his vets, but it sounds like once the Lakers are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs we'll be seeing a lot more D'Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Jordan Clarkson and Zubac. Zubac has been impressive in limited minutes this season, so he makes for a quality stash.
Jan 30 - 5:08 PM

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