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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Clarkson helped the Lakers to their fourth-straight win on Saturday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three boards, four assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.
Clarkson caught fire down the stretch, scoring 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime while rocking a 30.4 usage rate, and there really wasn't anything the Mavs could do to stop him. The Lakers are reportedly looking to ship Clarkson out of Los Angeles, so he probably bumped up his trade stock a bit with his clutch performance. In terms of fantasy hoops, a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing for Clarkson, as his minutes have been sporadic with the Lakers this season. Jan 13 - 5:43 PM

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Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Lonzo Ball (knee) to play Friday vs. the Pacers.

"From what I see he doesn’t look like he’s ready to start playing," said Walton. Wednesday will mark Ball's second straight game on the sidelines, and it sounds like there's a good chance that number will hit three on Friday night. Tyler Ennis will get a chance to start sans Ball, and there will be more minutes available for Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson is the most attractive fantasy target out of this group.
Jan 17 - 6:56 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, as expected.

Ball was never expected to take the court tonight after sitting out Tuesday's practice, and with him watching from the sidelines, Tyler Ennis figures to earn another start with more minutes falling to Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers take on the Pacers on Friday, and for now, we'll be considering Ball questionable for that one.
Jan 17 - 12:49 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

Ball wasn't able to practice on Tuesday and head coach Luke Walton said he didn't expect Ball to be able to get out there on Wednesday night, so the doubtful tag confirms the obvious. Tyler Ennis figures to earn another start on Wednesday if Ball sits, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson.
Jan 16 - 3:28 PM

Lonzo Ball (sprained left knee) was unable to practice on Tuesday.

The MRI on Ball's knee came back clean and ruled out any structural damage; however, he was unable to play Monday vs. Memphis. Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Ball to play on Wednesday against OKC, and owners can expect official confirmation following Wednesday morning's shootaorund. If he's out, Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson will continue to see extended minutes.
Jan 16 - 1:39 PM

Lonzo Ball (sprained left knee) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

L.A. is erring on the side of caution, predictably, but it doesn't sound serious and an MRI has already ruled out structural damage. His absence opens up the backcourt for Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson, and maybe we'll even see Gary Payton II in the rotation tonight. Owners should consider Ball questionable for Wednesday's game in OKC.
Jan 15 - 4:26 PM

Lakers coach Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball's sprained left shoulder is "feeling better."

"It’s something we’re just going to keep treating and if he feels good enough to go, we’ll get him on the court for shooting, after that we’ll get him to practice and then we’ll get him back on the court." Ball has already been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets and Monday's game vs. the Wolves, but if he practices on Tuesday we could see him return as soon as Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder. Jordan Clarkson will continue to benefit in his absence and is averaging 19.7 points, 5.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.3 triples over his last three games.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Jordan Clarkson, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Andrew Bogut are starting for the Lakers on Christmas night.

Clarkson will start for Lonzo Ball (shoulder) and Hart is in for Brandon Ingram (quad) tonight. With the Lakers banged up both Clarkson and Hart should be busy tonight, while Tyler Ennis should also see some extra run for L.A.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 10:22:00 PM

An MRI revealed a left shoulder sprain for Lonzo Ball and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

Obviously, Ball won't be playing on Christmas, and it's somewhat surprising that he's going to miss an entire week considering he was able to play through the injury on Saturday. It'll be interesting to see who Luke Walton brings into the starting five while Ball is on the sidelines, but the decision will likely be between Jordan Clarkson and Josh Hart. Hart is coming off a nice 11-point, 10-board outing, so he's on the radar as a potential speculative add in deep leagues. Even if Clarkson doesn't enter the starting five, he should see more consistent playing time while Ball is out.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not be available for Wednesday's game in Houston.

As part of KCP's plea deal stemming from a DUI arrest last year, Caldwell-Pope will be required to remain in California for 25 days, so he will not be able to travel to Houston for Wednesday's game. With KCP unavailable, we could see Jordan Clarkson or Corey Brewer get the start, and Kyle Kuzma should see a bump in usage.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 02:49:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:12:00 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.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 05:05:00 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.
Tue, Jul 11, 2017 06:46:00 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.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 06:37:00 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.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 10:48:00 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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 03:03:00 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.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 03:56:00 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.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 05:02:00 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.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 03:30:00 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.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 02:13:00 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.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 05:37:00 PM

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