Jordan Clarkson has been one of the very few bright spots for the L.A. Lakers in the past two years since he arrived in the second round of the 2014 draft.
The 23-year-old guard has shown he can provide valuable point scoring at the Staples Center and he regularly tops the Lakers in scoring.
He averaged 15.5 points last season in the record-wise worst Lakers team ever. They finished bottom of the Western Confernece, but Clarkson showed that whether he is deployed at the one spot or the two, he's a reliable option.
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Clarkson is a restricted free agent this summer, meaning he is free to listen to offers from around the league, and the Lakers are able to match any offer Clarkson receives should they wish to.
However, as reported by Time-Warner Cable’s Chris McGee, Clarkson has made his intentions moving forward crystal clear.
"I want to stay in LA….I don’t really look at it as me being a free agent; I want to be here."
The backcourt star also revealed that incoming Lakers head coach Luke Walton has already spoken to him about next season and he expects to be in the new coach's plans.
"He [Walton] called me a few days after he got hired. We talked about the offensive system, what he sees in us young guys, where he sees the organization, the style we’re gonna play. I’m excited for him to come and work with us."