NBA Rumors: Jordan Clarkson to New York Knicks in 2016 free agency; Will Los Angeles Lakers match?

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Jordan Clarkson is one of the top free agent point guards this summer and there are now NBA rumors that the New York Knicks will offer the point guard a contract in 2016 free agency and try to steal him from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Knicks general manager Steve Mills admitted that their top priority this summer is getting a starting point guard and the free agent market list for the position includes Clarkson, Rajon Rondo, Mike Conley and Jeremy Lin, among others.

“It’s clear we need a lead guard, someone that can really carry the load, day in and day out. That’s something that I think is one of our biggest needs,” Knicks GM said via

The Knicks have veteran Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Tony Wroten as point guards for next season but none is seen as a starting point guard quality.

According to the same ESPN report, there are NBA rumors that Jordan Clarkson has “fans in the Knicks organization” although it looks like the Lakers will match any offer for their restricted free agent.

However, the Lakers might think twice of matching Clarkson’s new contract especially if a team like the Knicks offer him a max contract as they also have point guard D’Angelo Russell to develop at the point guard spot.

According to NBA rumors, the Lakers are also likely to chase the top free agents like Kevin Durant and Al Horford this summer and Clarkson might not be a priority even with their big salary cap space. Is Jordan Clarkson a good fit with the New York Knicks with new head coach Jeff Hornacek at the helm? Do the Lakers value Clarkson as a max player and will match any offer? NBA rumor.

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