Byron Scott Believes There’s ‘A Whole Lot More Left’ In Jordan Clarkson

Byron Scott Believes There’s ‘A Whole Lot More Left’ In Jordan Clarkson

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Even though the Los Angeles Lakers fell in another close game to the Memphis Grizzlies, there was a major positive coming out of the game. Rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson set a new career-high with 25 points in the loss and was arguably the best player throughout most of the game.

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Afterwards, head coach Byron Scott praised Clarkson and said that there is plenty more to come according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Clarkson’s career night definitely got the attention of the Grizzlies as they switched lockdown defender Tony Allen on him during the fourth quarter which Scott believes was a sign of respect from their opponents via Winters:

Since being inserted into the starting lineup, Clarkson has been one of the Lakers’ best players. He still has a long ways to go, but his impressive numbers against a murderer’s row of point guards is reason for optimism amongst the Lakers faithful.

Clarkson wasn’t quite ready for Allen down the stretch and had two crucial turnovers in the closing minutes. Despite that, it was still a good night overall for Clarkson and something he will surely try to build on as he heads down the stretch run of his rookie year.

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