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Lakers Podcast: Is Jordan Clarkson being groomed for a bench role?

Could the guard’s move to the bench be more permanent at some point?

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Jordan Clarkson came off of the bench in the Los Angeles Lakers first game of the 2016-17 preseason, and despite the initial shock the move caused among fans, the athletic guard was solid in the new role. Clarkson attacked without hesitation while playing some of the better defense he’s ever exhibited.

The move went well enough that given it’s always been somewhat assumed it is where Clarkson will eventually end up, hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin debated whether or not they think the change is part of a larger effort to prepare him for the role. The two also discussed changes they want to see from the Lakers against the Denver Nuggets and dropped the latest edition of #HarrisonsHotTakes on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.

As always, if you enjoy the show, you can find our iTunes channel here (and give us a nice rating if you’re so inclined), or you can listen to the podcast directly through Audioboom below. Lastly, don’t forget to follow Harrison and Anthony on Twitter at @hmfaigen and @AnthonyIrwinLA:

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