LOS ANGELES — Jordan Clarkson has concluded to a four-year, $50 million understanding to lapse to a Los Angeles Lakers, a chairman with believe of a sum told The Associated Press on Friday.
The chairman spoke on condition of anonymity morning since a understanding hasn’t been signed. The Vertical initial reported a agreement.
Clarkson is a rising star after dual seasons with a Lakers, who acquired a 46th altogether collect from Washington on breeze night in 2014. The Missouri product has been a solid scorer and a singular splendid mark on a dual misfortune teams in Lakers history.
After averaging 11.9 points per diversion and creation a NBA’s All-Rookie group in a 2014-15 season, he increased his prolongation to 15.5 points final season, second-most on a group behind Kobe Bryant.
Clarkson started 79 games final season, teaming adult with D’Angelo Russell in a Lakers’ intriguing immature backcourt. Although they didn’t win many games, they showed some-more than adequate guarantee for a Lakers to keep them together in a core of a immature register that also includes forwards Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr. along with Brandon Ingram, a No. 2 altogether collect in final month’s draft.
The smooth-shooting San Antonio local combined 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per diversion to his scoring outlay while personification a team-high 32.5 mins per game. He also capably rubbed a transition to sharpened ensure after mostly personification as a indicate ensure during his rookie season.
The Lakers extended a subordinate offer to Clarkson on Thursday, creation him a limited giveaway representative and permitting them to compare any offer done to him by another team. Clarkson had regularly pronounced he didn’t intend to leave a Lakers, deliberation his new agreement a formality.
After finishing a franchise-worst 17-65 final season, a Lakers are relocating fast to use their estimated $55 million in income top room during a opening hours of giveaway agency.
Earlier Thursday night, a source reliable to a ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that Los Angeles reached an agreement with Russian core Timofey Mozgov on a four-year, $64 million free-agent contract.
Los Angeles also done subordinate offers to Tarik Black and Marcelo Huertas.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.