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Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Ian Clark, Isaiah Canaan drawing interest from LA as ‘younger’ backup point guard options

The Lakers have a few new options on their backup point guard radar.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are likely looking at one more move in free agency before they wrap up their offseason. It seems clear, based on the rumors that have surfaced in the past two weeks, Magic Johnson and Rob Pellinka are circling in on a backup point guard to close out their summer spending.

Two new names on the Lakers’ radar are Ian Clark and Isaiah Canaan, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. The Lakers have met with Rajon Rondo and are also weighing re-signing Tyler Ennis, and could be leaning toward going younger at the position, reports Shelburne.

The Lakers waived David Nwaba Wednesday, working to create the last bit of salary cap space necessary to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the one-year, $18 million agreement in place.

Clark, 26, has spent the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors and is coming off a career season. He averaged career-highs in minutes (14.8), points (6.8), assists (1.2), and three-point shooting (37.4%). Canaan struggled on the Chicago Bulls, having one of his worst years since his rookie season (‘13-14).

The Lakers have a $4.3 million exception they can use, which will likely be what the front office uses to sign a backup point guard in the coming days. Clark certainly seems like the most intriguing option out of the group of players in the mix.

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