Lakers Buy 46th Pick From Wizards To Acquire Jordan Clarkson
The Lakers purchased the 46th pick in the draft from what Washington Wizards in order to secure the draft rights to Jordan Clarkson, a guard from Missouri. The Lakers paid $1.8 million for the pick, which was actually quite substantially higher than other draft picks that were exchanged around the same pick, so it seems like this is someone they certainly had their eye on. Clarkson played 2 seasons at Tulsa before transferring to Missouri. He averaged 17.5 points and 3. 4 assists per game in his most recent season with the Missouri Tigers.
Clarkson was originally slated to be a later first round pick, possible early second round, so he did drop quite significantly over he past few weeks leading up to the draft. Hopefully other teams regret this and he’s able to be a contributing factor to the team. He’s got great height at 6’5″ and is able to score the ball well. He can play point guard and can also slide over and play the 2 guard which is great. He’ll be joining the Lakers on their summer league team in Las Vegas and we should get a good look at him shortly.
Eric Pincus – LATimes.com