The Los Angeles Lakers are serious about moving Jordan Clarkson off its roster to free up cap space, and it seems they’re willing to part with a potential dunk contest champion to do it.
The Lakers are desperate to shed assets before free agency next summer, and they’ve struggled to do so this season. Trying to deal Luol Deng has been an unsuccessful nightmare for the team, and it seems the team has officially “given up” on finding a partner willing to take him on. That means they’re going further down the salary list, and it seems that Clarkson is next on that list.
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported Thursday that the Lakers are exploring trade options for Clarkson and were willing to throw Nance Jr. in as a “sweetener” to make the deal happen.