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Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell plan to work out with Steve Nash

The Lakers' young guards will be getting hands on time with one of the greatest point guards to ever lace them up.

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Jordan Clarkson plans to work out with Steve Nash over the summer, according to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Clarkson also said that he expects Los Angeles Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell to be included in the workout as well.

The Lakers have struggled so far in Las Vegas Summer League, but the two have shown signs of a promising dynamic amid their difficulties. Nash, who is now retired, memorably worked out with Clarkson over the 2015 All-Star break, right before the then-rookie went on a tear where he averaged 16.7 points and 5.4 assists per game as he took over the reins of the lottery bound Lakers on his way to being named to the All-Rookie first team.

Our own Jameson Miller wrote an open letter to Nash, pleading with him to help mentor Russell the way he did Clarkson. While things did not work out for Nash as a player in Los Angeles, his time in the purple and gold filled with disappointment and injuries through no fault of his own, Nash always did his best to get back on the court. If he can help the Lakers develop their backcourt of the future to reach their full potential, then it is safe to say he was worth the salary the team spent on him over his three years with the Lakers.

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