Jordan Clarkson Reportedly to Re-Sign with Lakers: Contract Details, Reaction

July 1st, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »
Being a restricted free agent wasn't going to entice Jordan Clarkson to leave the only NBA team he's ever played for, as the versatile guard reportedly re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. 

Shams Charania of The Vertical was the first to report that Clarkson signed a four-year, $50 million deal to remain in L.A. Greg Beacham of the Associated Press later confirmed the report.

Clarkson's surprise breakout performance was lost in the morass of Los Angeles' struggles dating back to the 2013-14 season. 

A second-round pick out of Missouri in 2014, Clarkson has been a valuable contributor. He's shown the versatility to play point guard or shooting guard, increased his scoring output from 11.9 points per game in 2014-15 to 15.5 points per game last season and showed good range with his shot by hitting 34.7 percent from three-point range in 2015-16.

That ability to handle multiple roles is what made Clarkson an attractive option for teams this summer. 

"Clarkson is a versatile scorer and combo guard," wrote Matt Moore of in May. "He can run the offense or create his own shot and ...

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