For what it’s worth, Jordan Clarkson has had a pretty fantastic season.
Averaging 13.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.0 assists, J.C. has, perhaps, become one of the Lakers better scorers. Consequently, it also makes him one of the most expendable.
Speaking on ESPN’s Full Court Press, Wojnarowski gave the details of the Clarkson rumors.
“They believe they can trade Jordan Clarkson and get his money off. They prefer not to do it at the trade deadline. Clarkson has helped them win games this year, and because they don’t have their pick, they want to win as many games as they can. So I think there’s some confidence there that they can find a deal for Clarkson after the season, to get his money off. But there’s got to be a sequencing here. And it gets back to, are they going to chase one max-salary slot, or two?”
For Los Angeles, the future hinges on the decisions they make now. If they don’t relieve some money on the salary cap, their chances of signing a high-quality free-agent this summer dwindle. But if they can somehow make some additional moves, all bets are off…