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Lakers Podcast: What is Jordan Clarkson’s ceiling?

He’s arguably as important as he is polarizing.

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A few weeks back, we discussed D’Angelo Russell as in-depth as just about anyone has to this point. Jordan Clarkson has become about as polarizing as anyone on the Los Angeles Lakers, so we decided to give him similar treatment.

Greatness ensued. Or something.

To start the show, we thought it was important to provide context based on where he’s come from. We’ve all heard about Clarkson’s underdog story having turned out really well (to the tune of $50 million), but there’s a lot more to discuss there.

Then, we covered what his best case scenarios would be, whether on the Lakers or with another team.

Is Clarkson destined to be a good-stats-bad-team type player? Could he be the sixth-man off the bench for a playoff contender? How much more could he improve given the fact he’s already 24 years old?

If his destiny isn’t with the Lakers, what should the Lakers look to do with him? There’s a ton to discuss, and we got to just about all of it.

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