Mar 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Jordan Clarkson (5) drives the ball past Florida Gators center Patric Young (4) during the first half in the quarterfinals of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers sign Jordan Clarkson

It has been a busy offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers.

They wanted to land a major player like New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony but once he decided to remain with the Knicks, the Lakers decided it would be a quiet summer (well, it was decided for them). They re-signed big man Jordan Hill and swingman Nick Young, traded for point guard Jeremy Lin, won the amnesty waiver claim on power forward Carlos Boozer and agreed to terms with Memphis Grizzlies’ free agent big man Ed Davis. In the draft, they selected former Kentucky Wildcats’ power forward Julius Randle with the seventh-overall pick and acquired the 46th-overall selection, former Missouri Tigers’ guard Jordan Clarkson.

According to a release from the team, the Lakers have signed Clarkson.

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

In the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Clarkson led the Lakers’ entry in scoring, (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.0) while shooting 42.1% (8-19) from beyond-the-arc in five games (all starts). In his debut vs. Toronto, he led the team with 21 points on 7-15 shooting (2-4 from three-point range) with four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Clarkson, who measured in at 6’5 and 186 pounds with a wingspan of 6’8 at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, spent his first two seasons with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane before playing one season with the Tigers. He averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game last season.

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