Filipino-American guard and restricted free agent Jordan Clarkson has agreed to sign a four-year deal worth $50 million to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, league sources reveal The Vertical that Jordan Clarkson has re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a deal worth $50 million over four years.
Jordan Clarkson has reached agreement on a four-year, $50M deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2016
Jordan Clarkson has been the center of rumors in the past days wherein his name was recently linked to the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. However, it seemed like the Filipino-American guard wanted to keep his words when he said that he would like to stay with the Lakers.
Jordan Clarkson will continue the Lakers’ legacy together with D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, and Brandon Ingram. Before the news about Clarkson spread, the Lakers first announced the acquisition of Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov to be part of their team next season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, free-agent center Timofey Mozgov agreed to sign a four-year deal worth $64 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. This could be considered as a good decision for the Lakers than to go out empty handed in free agency.
The Lakers are desperately in need of a starting center and Timofey Mozgov will surely be a good fit. The acquisition of Mozgov may also mean that the Lakers are separated with their free-agent center Roy Hibbert.
Signing Jordan Clarkson and Timofey Mozgov may actually mean that the Lakers are ready to rebuild the team in a long run. However, if they acquire a big name in the free agency market, the situation might change.
The Lakers young core has proven their potential in the 2015-16 NBA season. With the post-Kobe Bryant era, the pressure is expected to get higher as they are now tasked to continue the Lakers’ legacy.
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