Jordan Clarkson Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard’s Knee and Return

March 2nd, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson suffered a left-knee strain during Wednesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. 

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Lakers Lose a Second Player vs. Nuggets Wednesday, March 2    Medina reported that Clarkson would not return on Wednesday night. The injury came after the Lakers sat Kobe Bryant for the second half because of shoulder soreness, per Medina. 

This is a difficult setback for the Lakers and Clarkson because he flashed potential in his first season on the way to a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He averaged 11.9 points and 3.5 assists per night in 2014-15 and is one reason for optimism in Los Angeles with so many young playmakers populating the roster.

In his second season in the league, Clarkson was second on the Lakers in scoring, averaging 15.6 points per game.

His versatility and ability to handle the ball at point guard or play the wing make him valuable in a crowded Lakers backcourt.

Fortunately for Los Angeles, the fact that it has a n ...

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