The Los Angeles Lakers have turned their season around after making some big moves during the NBA Trade Deadline. One of their most significant deals involved D’Angelo Russell, who returned to Hollywood six years after parting ways with Los Angeles. So far that reunion has worked wonders for the Lakers, and now it seems they are looking for another, this time on the Jordan Clarkson front.
An anonymous Eastern Conference executive has now shared his theory on how the Lakers will try to swoop in on Clarkson this offseason:
“There are teams that will look at him and say, ‘This is exactly what we need’ “, the unnamed executive told Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports. “Reliable scorer, smart player, bench or starter, good in the locker room, good presence. The Lakers really wanted to see if they could release him there. But Utah would rather bring him in on a new deal and if they’re going to move him, they want to do it later when they have a little more leverage. You don’t have a lot of leverage in trading a free agent. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Lakers make an effort for him.”
There were rumors earlier this season regarding the Lakers’ alleged interest in Clarkson. If what this league executive says is true, then it appears that LA has not lost interest in the former Sixth Man of the Year winner.