Following the 2015-16 regular season, draft, free agency period, and then Las Vegas Summer League, it’s pretty clear what each member of the Los Angeles Lakers’ young core needs to work on. D’Angelo Russell needed to continue to improve as a playmaker. Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr. have to improve their jumpers. Brandon Ingram has to put on weight. All of them (even Nance, Jr., although not as much as the rest) need to work on their defense.
For Jordan Clarkson, the most polished of the team’s young pieces, the answer was less clear. His three-pointer needs to improve, and he shares the aforementioned defensive issues of his teammates.
The good news is he gets that he isn’t done working. After receiving a new contract as a restricted free agent, Clarkson has mentioned multiple times how he intends to improve every aspect of his game, but that may be overstating things. As he showed off in the video below, Clarkson DEFINITELY does not have to work on spinning the ball on his finger. I’ve been watching this for the last hour and he hasn’t dropped it once!
Oh, what’s that you say? It’s a looped Instagram video, and not a livestream? That... that makes more sense. The video is still pretty cool, though, and it’s August, so there isn’t exactly a lot else going on.
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