The Jordan Clarkson Odds

The Lakers drafted two players in 2014, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Randle was the sure thing and Clarkson was the question mark. Four years later, Clarkson was a non-factor in the NBA Finals and a teammate of LeBron James.  Randle, after a good year, signed a two year average salary ($17 million) to play…

Jordan Clarkson Regression

In the playoffs for the first time in his very young career, Jordan Clarkson, who was a Lakers second round pick (the Lakers purchased the pick for cash from the Washington Wizards in 2014), looks eerily like a second round pick in the playoffs. He appears lost, confused and a little bit in awe of…

The Jordan Clarkson-Black Mamba Bond

Not that anyone wants to relive the Dwight Howard year, but in those depressing months before Kobe Bryant decided to hell with it and he took over the offense, there was a lot of talk about Kobe’s unwillingness to pass the leadership torch to Howard so the Lakers would be Howard’s team. It was ridiculously…

Jordan Clarkson in New York?

Activity on the free agent market starting July 1st will present the Knicks with the challenge of going young, more athletic and speedy on the wing. That fits Jordan Clarkson to a tee. The Lakers shooting guard two year pro is a restricted free agent. The Lakers are saying they will match all offers but…

Lakers Take the Easy Way Out

The Lakers didn’t have the integrity to say that someone was lying. They didn’t want to offend their players, particularly Jordan Clarkson who can take his talents elsewhere this summer and sign an offer sheet with another organization. A lot of teams want a 15 point a game, 43% shooter who plays 32 minutes and…

Jordan Clarkson Does It the Byron Way

It came and went, the one year anniversary. No one made note of January 23rd, 2015. It was the day Jordan Clarkson, the rookie, became Jordan Clarkson, the Laker, in his hometown of San Antonio. Twelve months have passed since Jordan Clarkson entered the starting lineup. He played 29 minutes and 20 seconds, in a…