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Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson Says He ‘Maybe The Best’ PG In The Draft

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After acquiring the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft from the Washington Wizards, the Los Angeles Lakers chose to select point guard Jordan Clarkson out of Missouri.

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Although the selection of Kentucky’s Julius Randle was the highlight of the night for the Lakers, Clarkson believes he is one of the best point guards in the draft if not the best, according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

With seven point guards taken ahead of Clarkson in the draft, the Missouri product has a fair amount of motivation fueling his competitive fire. Although Clarkson fell to 46, many believed he’d be a first-round pick and that which will add to the motivation heading into his rookie year with the Lakers.

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Dante Exum (Utah Jazz), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic), Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tyler Ennis (Phoenix Suns), Shabazz Napier (Miami Heat) and Spencer Dinwiddle (Detroit Pistons) were all selected before Clarkson.

The 22-year-old point guard will join Julius Randle on the Lakers’ Summer League roster if the team signs him before week’s end. Kendall Marshall will also be on the roster.
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  • Badazztj12

    He got confidence but I wouldn’t get too far ahead myself. There had to be a reason for you to dropped to the season round Lots of teams needed pg’s or maybe even a good backp

    • Just Do It

      Dude GM’s are goofy in the NBA they passed him up since they are dummies.Examples of player that got drafted in the second round that GM’s missed on check it out Nick Van Excel,Jeff Hornacek,Dennis Rodman,Chandler Parsons,Isiah Thomas,Manu Ginobli,Goran Dragic,Monta Ellis,Danny Green,Patty Mills,Gilbert Arenas,Mario Chalmers,Dennis Johnson,Doc Rivers,Danny Ainge.Yeah man so many more players i just don’t have all day long to go through the list.Anyways Jordan Clarkson was my second best point guard in the draft after Dante Exum i watched all his games at Missouri and he is legit and will be a starter in the NBA for a very longtime.He can score and pass also he is athletic and very fast and he has good instincts on defense and he can shoot and has good court vision awareness.He is going to shock you my mans.

      • Badazztj12

        We don’t know until they play Those guys you named were 25% chance lucky to get drafted by a team that knew how to use them. There could have been anyone in this draft that came out of second round that could have been better than Clarkson in the future

        • Just Do It

          Well ya i would have picked Jordan Clarkson with a first round pick and NBA Draft Net has him as the 19th player on their players power ranking so they back me up on Jordan Clarkson.He will have to prove yes i agree with anyone saying that meaning Jordan Clarkson must prove it on the NBA level starting with Summer League and the NBA season.But i am just predicting he will be a great young player for the Lakers and the point guard problem will be solved with him.He is that impressive for me.

          • Badazztj12

            I don’t think he will start out of the gates because we don’t even know what type of coach we gonna have to even use him. I know it may be Byron Scott but Lakers might pull some tricks

          • Just Do It

            I say it’s on him if he starts or not.He must prove it.

          • Al Haldie

            The LAKERS would not have paid 1.8 mil if they did not believe in him…

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    • Jim213

      Per John Ireland (ESPNLA710): “Magic talked to Melo at the pitch via phone.” While on vacation (Europe).

      • Marcus Franco

        I’m glad that Magic has spoke but Melo should make his announcement right away, the wait has been too long and we gotta make a team now.

        • Jim213

          Decision will likely come no later than Wednesday I’d say (the sooner the better tho). But if he joins the Lakers it’s likely due to Jeanie’s presence being the off court business opportunities that had the most impact.

          • Badazztj12

            Hell nah fuck Melo now we need to get rolling because papers get signed Thursday

          • Jim213

            IMO, no later than Wednesday but we’ll likely know by tomorrow. It’s Melo’s decision and future but can’t blame him for FO not signing any player given the team still needs a PG while not forgetting some of last year’s role players.

          • Badazztj12

            We suppose to find out today. He told the world that he was gonna give a answer after his holiday weekend

          • Jim213

            Don’t know if he stated it directly (if he did then even better) but likely came from a source around him not out of his mouth I’d say.

          • Badazztj12

            My bad that source told us. If Bosh sign with Rockets. We need t go after Lance because Melo not giving up the chance to play with Lebron

          • Jim213

            FOs best not wait for LJ to make up his mind. Stephen A Smith, ‘Lebron is in no hurry to make his decision.’ Per sources too, Bosh would return to the Heat as long as LJ agreed to sign. Seems as everyone’s waiting for Lebron to make his decision.

            Although, it may possibly take another 2 weeks. Likely giving Riley time to impress him tho so far Riley’s done good given he’s not waiting for Lebron or anyone to sign role players and bench players unlike some (Lakers FO).

          • Spitfire

            Why not wait?! You are waiting for the best player in the league and give yourself a chance to get him and you dont wait?! Lol.. Mitch is preaching patience and that is a SMART move. Now, i know why youre comments sometimes are laughable. Because you are llistening to ESPN specially Stephen A. Smith who knows nothing but yell. Man, the moment you mentioned Stephen A. Smith, i guess that was the time you lost your credibiity.

          • Jim213

            Smh, all the more suitable role players and bench players would’ve likely signed elsewhere. Why wait another 10-14 days for LJ to make up his mind? I’d be acquiring good players (bang for your buck) while saving enough cap to bring him in if he decided to join (doubtful). How about showing top talent that you’re improving the roster to persuade them rather than wait.

          • Al Haldie

            I AGREE SMITH is just a big mouth – who said nothing that made sence…

          • Computer Networking

            The only way carmelo and lebron plays on the same team is in new york next season. Miami just signed Granger and mcroberts. Together that’s 11 million per year. Pat Riley said they would have 12 million to spend. LeBron is going to stay and that’s 25 million. Wade will get about 12 million. That’s 48 million. Then there is cole, haslem, and Napier harris. That’s about 53 million all together. That’s only 7 players. They have to have 5 more players and all they have is 9 million left. Carmelo isn’t going to sign for that. He will be in a lakers jersey.

          • Badazztj12

            Don’t start putting the money up until it happens because we don’t know if guys like wade bosh and haslem are trying to take a paycut. That’s not a argue when there is no way to tell.

          • Computer Networking

            Well, bosh already stated that he wants 16-18 million. LeBron contract will be a max deal at 25 million. Granger 2.5 million and mcroberts 5.3 million. This is what we know right now. 33 million without bosh. 29 million left. But you are right. We will wait and see

          • Zimmeredge

            Press said it. Melo didńt give any exact date. He said between 7-10 of july. Calm down and relax. The bigger the player the longer the decision because it involves bigger negociation and it’s a career choice he will remain “this” or “that” for the rest of his career.

          • Badazztj12

            I just said that I made a mistake if you read below and we only have until Thursday

          • Al Haldie

            The bigger the longer – I wonder how KOBE DID IT SO FAST -he must be a smaller guy…

          • Zimmeredge

            Kobe was our own player he was not thinking about leaving the Lakers. There was no team out there trying to go after Kobe when we gave him his extension. Melo is not our player. We can count 7 teams on melo so i guess it’s a bit trickier. Not to mention that he is playing in “his” franchise.

          • Marcus Franco

            Probably right, he should announce today or tomorrow morning, I’m afraid to lose potential players that can replace him at a good level like Deng, Parsons and possible Lance and not mention Pau Gasol that if Melo stays in NY Pau will follow him.

          • Badazztj12

            Correct

          • Jim213

            No diss, but not Melo’s problem. it’s FOs duty to acquire good role players.

          • Zimmeredge

            Pau will not follow melo in ny it’s financially impossible.

          • Zimmeredge

            The financial part, increasing melo’s revenue stream not only with his wage but endorsements and all is truly a major lift in the Talk.
            Twc and Hollywood will back the Lakers with all they got to make it happen.

          • Jim213

            Agree, another reason why Melo considered the Lakers given his off the court business dealings. But $8 mil while in the biggest market? Yet D Rose ($19 mil), and K Durant ($14 mil) have more endorsements in smaller markets as opposed to Melo in the biggest market? Blame goes to Jim Dolan too.

        • socalchargin

          For real…the lakers should pull out we dont need CARMELO if kobes healthy…we need to spend that money on building a full team…what good is CARMELO if we cant afford very much after his signing…get parsons greg monroe look into Isiah Thomas pick up some role players…build a team CARMELO dont make us contenders in the west…teams are to good you need a full squad and CARMELO will strap us finacially…

      • LakerSpartan117

        Magic’s pitch to Melo:

    • Al Haldie

      The MEDIA ..

  • vdogg

    lakers had better get this melo thing resolved soon. i hear the celtics want to sign lance stephenson.

    • Badazztj12

      They already have Rondo and Smart. Why need him?

      • Zimmeredge

        And bradley and another one like pressey. Like they already have five guards.

        • Badazztj12

          Exactly

      • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

        And Bradley, James Young Is Also Listed As A SG/SF

      • Redemption Rain

        Some times I think the Celtics do this just to screw with us.

        Celtics Officials
        “Hey Lakers don’t have a lot of guards, let’s get Lance”

        I know we have Randle now, but I though we were getting Smart, and then Celtics did that. Hopefully Randle and Clarkson being pissed that they were picked lower then they thought, would prove that they have something to show the NBA.

        • Badazztj12

          I have faith in Randle but Clarkson….not so much. Its just something I don’t like about him

          • Redemption Rain

            Clarkson was projected first round, a lot of players who were drafted low like Isaiah Thomas who was draft in the low second round and seeing him avg 20pts a game is crazy for a second rounder, Parson is also a second rounder and he is a starting SF for the Rockets, this draft like all drafts have busts and sleepers. Clarkson MIGHT be a sleeper, we will see. But if your asking if he becomes an All-Star that’s a stretch, I’m thinking he could be a potential mid level player for a starting line up 6 years down the line.

          • Badazztj12

            That’s called hard work. If he put in that type of work, he could. I don’t act like he has a true work etic. Isaiah work with nate nate because he encourage him that short guards could do things in the NBA. Larry Bird encourage Lance to be better than he really Is. His first year he was getting blown by Monta and then his second year he had him on lockdown. Havent heard about Parsons work etic or encouragement but was good enough for him to be a rising all star. I don’t see how Clarkson can prove me wrong. Randle wants to show people that he can play in the league and show that his size doesn’t matter. People doubt him about his speed and quickness also. I watched videos of him training and the dude can put in work. Clarkson got to prove me wrong

          • Redemption Rain

            I see your point and agree with it, but who knows. I hope Clarkson is reading your comment, maybe that would give him more encouragement. I don’t expect him to be a star, just a mid level starter that can be efficient. I say he is successful and met my expectations if teams plan to offer him 10-13mill 3-5 years from now. If you ask me right now, I wouldn’t know, its expected that he is a bust or a bum to be drafted this low, or he can prove us wrong that he was just a sleeper in the draft.

          • Badazztj12

            I hope but who knows anything can happen. The game is this changing

          • jimi jaam

            NONSENSE! You have no clue, do you? LOL

            Well, just make sure you keep watching bcos’ Jordan Clarkson will be compared to Gary Payton, Allen Iverson, John Stockton and Steve Nash when it’s all said and done.

            He already has quality skills and can handle the NBA level once the season gets started. He’ll fit right in, and he has Mamba & Nash teaching him EVERYTHING they know.

            Did you overlook that aspect of it? Is Kobe and Steve going to ignore Jordan or teach him more skills?
            Who’s going to mold him into an ALL STAR?

            Obviously he’ll become something special, bcos’ he’s already special…. and LAKERS knew that when witnessing his workouts.

            If you don’t see that he is a future ALL STAR about to happen… then you must be a Young NBA fan.

          • jimi jaam

            thats weird… are you going solely by LOOKS on his face?

            His agility and fast reflexes is incredible. CLARKSON has proper bball skills on both defense and offense. he can spread the floor wide and has a sharp eye like Steve Nash and John Stockton.

            His skill level is already like Gary Payton and Allen Iverson at that age… but see people want to go by LOOKS and misread things , judging a book by its cover.

            In the NBA that’s a huge mistake and MITCH KUPCHAK saw a whole lot of Jerry West in Jordan Clarkson, so he made sure to pick him with Godspeed. .

            Kobe and Nash are gonna be his teachers and Mentors for next season, since Nash is more likely staying 1 more year in purple & gold.

            Jordan Clarkson will be an ALL STAR ASAP… it won’t take long for him to adjust to the NBA level . he’ll do great in a LAKER uniform!

          • Badazztj12

            Whats you damn problem. When in my comment that I said something about his LOOKS. I just said I don’t like him. I know his game and how he plays. I watch his games. Don’t reply to me with some shit I never said

        • jimi jaam

          which is extremely STUPID.

          why would anyone want to get picked higher up in the NBA draft? Lottery teams go first! LOL

          so if you go high pick your ass is gonna be on a suckie team DUH

          man, i laughed at Julius Randle so hard! he would’ve been a 76er ha ha ha!

          • Redemption Rain

            Ummm all lottery teams are suckie team. The Lakers only have like a 5 game win difference against the 76ers so….yeah, and the NBA is obvious trying to balance the playing field by having the lottery team pick first instead of the Spurs or the Heat.

            I think Randle getting piss about being picked late was more of a “personal issues,” not because he didn’t want to be drafted by LA or something.

      • Kb

        They will trade rondo

        • Badazztj12

          for who? Why not just let his contract expire and sign both rondo and love to a max next offseason

          • jimi jaam

            However, Rondo and Love’s teams can trade them off and never reach the expiration date LOL what about contract extensions? what about injury factors that could happen to any player in the League at any given time?

            so many variables go into the NBA MATRIX, its not even funny. things usually go completely opposite to what we visualize happening .

            We can only WAIT to see each poker hand on the table when the summer of 2015 arrives. For now we can only dream up fantasy teams.

            No harm, no foul…. but counting the chickens before they hatch is a muddy foundation already.

            LAKERS must sign the entire 2014-2015 TEAM and a COACH! LOL

            Only then can we have a clearer picture of the future, but that’s still not good enough until the NBA Draft rolls by again.. and we can actually see which ballers are available in Reailty for 2015

    • TheZuluNation

      Where’d you hear that? I only heard Dallas and the Lakers.

      • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

        FanSided

  • GOD Chri$$$
    • LakerSpartan117

      He better sign with us!!! Taking his time must mean he’s not really feeling the Knicks right?

      • GOD Chri$$$
        • TheZuluNation

          He should stay in MIA, but he’s also thinking that if he goes to HOU: 1) more money 2) more touches

          • Zimmeredge

            More touches really? With harden alongside him haha u made me laugh. Nice one dude.

          • Badazztj12

            Harden ball hog and Dwightmare will be crying for the ball in he post

          • TheZuluNation

            More touches compared to Miami bro. Bosh was hardly involved in the offense in Miami. If he goes to Houston he will get the ball more is what I mean. I don’t see how that is funny? o_O

          • Al Haldie

            If HOWARD does not get most touches he has a s..t fit..

          • TheZuluNation

            Of course Howard still deserves to be the #2 guy, but I’m only saying Bosh will be able to play his natural PF position and be more involved in the offense. I didn’t really think Miami utilized Bosh all that much.

          • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

            Not More Touches Because You Know D12 Whines About How Often He Gets The Rock

          • nlruizjr

            Bosh didn’t do anything for Miami and he won’t do anything for Houston either, his better days are behind him !!!!

          • TheZuluNation

            I feel like Miami was never a good fit for him. They were asking him to play out of position as a center when he never played center in his career. Not sayin’ he will get HOU a championship or anything but he gives them that “stretch 4″ they’ve been looking for.

          • nlruizjr

            Bosh’s numbers have dropped every year while at Miami, from 18ppg-16ppg, he’ll be 31 next Mar, these are typically yrs players start to decline and his stat numbers bear this out, plus the fact that injuries start to linger around this age (30-35), bosh 3pt. shot has also declined. he is now a 31% shooter, which is below avg. for a stretch 4, so I don’t see Bosh as a big impact if he goes to Houston or stays in Miami.

        • LakerSpartan117

          Fuckin’ Steven A. Smith started that shit this morning! Again every ESPN analyst is saying the same things about the Lakers.

          “OH HE’S NOT GONNA LEAVE 30 MILLION ON THE TABLE, HE’S STAYIN IN NY.” -every ESPN person

          Even though he would opt out after the 3rd year, rendering that extra 30 mil. useless

          • Badazztj12

            He kind of started that last night. I be on espn website a lot

          • LakerSpartan117

            Oh my fault. I woke up this morning, turned on ESPN, and he made that suggestion. Well that really wouldn’t be fair.

          • Badazztj12

            Kind of mad that he got Melo thinking he might can go to south bench with Lebron and they both can get a max

          • LakerSpartan117

            But no money for anyone else.. they would have 2 superstars, a broken fossil, and scrubs.

            Why Steven?? You’re a Knick fan, why do you want Miami to win the East?

          • Badazztj12

            I think they still have 50 mil left in cap space. There whole team is vacant until Granger and McRob signed. They had the most cap space in a offseason in NBA history

          • meep

            dont they have the rookie PG even though he not sign yet

          • LakerSpartan117

            Him too.

          • LakerSpartan117

            So that’s 50 mil with those signings or without? Because if they sign Melo and LeBron to max deals, thats 20+ million for both. So let’s say 46 million together. 4 million left for Wade? Then the rest filled with vet min.

          • Badazztj12

            Most iikely they have Wade and Lebron birdrights. That’s why Wade and Lebron haven’t signed yet because they have to sign last for they can go over the cap. They want to see if Riley can build a team

          • LakerSpartan117

            That means luxury tax, and a hefty one at that if the sign al three.

          • Badazztj12

            I say if Bosh sign with Rockets fuck Melo because he not giving up the chance to play with Lebron. Might even take a little less. That will suck for us if wait too long. Papers get signed Thursday

          • LakerSpartan117

            I would hate for Bosh to sign with the Rockets, and I am starting to think Melo is waiting for Bosh to sign with the Rockets.

            And its funny because Bosh is the second best player on that Heat team. Wade is the one who should just stop… But even if Melo and LeBron team up, they’ll have no supporting cast whatsoever.

          • Badazztj12

            That is what he is thinking though and he is making us waste our time. I say we need to get rolling before its too late

          • LakerSpartan117

            The Lakers need to do either two things:

            1) Ask Melo for his decision and tell him that they need to start making deals with other free agents if he’s not going to sign (doubtful because it shows impatience and weakness)

            2) Send out an anonymous source that says Melo will sign with a specific team (Knicks most likely), which would hopefully go viral and anger Melo into choosing us.

          • Badazztj12

            First one is likely but second one would be wrong lol

          • LakerSpartan117

            This is a game… in order to win sometimes you must play dirty.

          • Zimmeredge

            They are currently 60m under the cap. Only napier and Cole under contract. But if they give a Max contract to melo and lebron only left less than ten million. Because two Max players = 45-50m a year. Barely enough to bring wade back… Then after that it’s only vet contract.

          • Badazztj12

            They are about to sign Granger and McRob so we can count there money off. Lebron can sign last because they most likely have his birdrghts and them they can go over the cap

          • Zimmeredge

            No they were signed with exceptions bi annual and Mle. He does not want to touch his cap room. But anyway it will be hard for him to get melo unless they make all three or four some financial sacrifices. C’mon four all stars in final next season but beaten down by the spurs again How ridiculous.

          • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

            I Think LBJ Is Headed Back To Cleveland.

    • Jim213

      Only been 4 days?!… but just shows he’s giving serious consideration to the other teams otherwise Melo would’ve already agreed to join the Knicks. With the Knicks owner Jim Dolan nowhere around for the pitch.

      • Zimmeredge

        Yep i wońt say it’s good sign for us but imo the knicks were supposed to get a done deal by the end of last weekend.
        Be careful of sneaky riley though. Serious Talk for Chris bosh and Houston might lead riley to consider melo as possible sub for bosh. Or if bosh out gasol and deng.
        Be careful it’s neck and neck. Also lebron has a huge role in fa.

        • Lakers Fan

          I heard Stephen A. Smith talking about that this morning on First Take. I’m hoping Bosh waits it out. I would rather Melo go anywhere else but South Beach to let Wade piggy back off of him and LeBron.

          • Zimmeredge

            Well if bosh is leaving i guess we should try to go after him. Form a good pair with gasol bosh.

        • Jim213

          Bosh is waiting for LJ to decide which will likely take place 10+ days from now.

  • wangkon936

    Cocky. Can he back it up?

    • TheZuluNation

      I think he’s just confident. Johnny Football is what you call cocky.

  • doHOMEWORKMITCH!

    this duke cant shoot, watch youtube.. he can go to the hole but cant shoot???
    why did LA sign him???? mmmm…..
    LA should copy spurs formula of gathering as most 3pt shooters they can … spurs won the title buy out shooting heat with 3 ball… not defense… heat couldnt play d after the 3rd and 4th pass… spurs found the weakness of the heat…

    • vdogg

      relax, he is already improving it.

    • Just Do It

      Yes he can shoot look at his draft combine numbers they are very impressive and You Tube Hilights are very deciving since it doesn’t show the actual games in full.He is a good shooter and he will prove it.Combine numbers are great.He is a great young point guard and the Lakers got a huge steal he should have been picked in the top 15.NBA Draft Net has him rated as the #19 prospect for the draft,huge steal.

    • TheZuluNation

      He’s got a nice wingspan, good size, athletic, can play either PG/SG. What more can you ask for? If he doesn’t pan out, there’s always the D-League or waivers.

  • vdogg

    if melo doesn’t sign by today or tomorrow, i say we move on. thoughts?

  • rival

    I like this kid already. He better work hard this summer the pg position is available……… Wait so is the sf position…….. And Center and coach……

  • LakerSpartan117

    Glad to hear he’s confident!!

    Because Jordan….

  • meep

    if your the best you better work your butt off.

  • WAYNER

    To all my Laker fans i apologize cause i said Melo would announce he was a Laker this morning but i got up early to see he aint announce anything so either he is loving the attention right now and knows where he is going or

    he loves the attention and already knows where he is going.

    • Badazztj12

      We might as well offer Lance that money because that’s what he is looking for plus he is interested in us.12.5 or 12 mil for 4 years

      • Just Do It

        I love Lance Stephenson he is a great young player and he has the talent and all around game to be signed up by the Lakers.BTW Lance Stephenson was a second round pick,what a steal and goes to show you NBA GM’s are goofy and make draft mistakes all the time a hidden gem can be obvious to me but not to everyone else.

        • Badazztj12

          Larry Bird was the one who encourage him though, so you just cant by pass that

          • Just Do It

            True but dude Lance Stephenson is one of the greatest High School players ever he has 4 straight New York City championships and he is a legend in NY for his skills on the basketball court also he was hella good at Cincinnati playing for the Bearcats and i kept screaming at my TV for the Lakers to draft him but we didn’t even have a pick.I wanted Mitch to buy a pick never happened,this year Jordan Clarkson was the guy i was screaming for us to draft and Mitch bought a pick and got Jordan Clarkson.

            When Isiah Thomas was in the draft i kept screaming for us to draft him we passed him up 4 times.I wanted Nick Van Excel and we got him i was happy as hell back in the old days.I am not perfect at drafting players in the second round me predicting a player will be good or not is sometimes off but when i see obvious talent i speak up.Speed and athleticism are what i look for along with length and burst of speed in agility.Jordan Clarkson will be a star just like Lance Stephenson but different as Clarkson is calmer and more relaxed and not the same type of player just saying he will get a big contract in 4 years and people will bid on him.Then again it’s a prediction i could be wrong but i hope i am right.

          • Badazztj12

            You telling me this but what has Clarkson did in highschool to get him known like Lance. What besides his size and speed that is known. I do know he not a good decision maker and shooter(he got better). He is a tweener in my eyes. Lance is a tweener but we seen he is a great decision maker and great on defense. Clarkson wasn’t known for the best or good defense in college. Need a coach to develop him and we have to see who Lakers hire

          • comrade24

            Byron Scott is great with point guards. Hope he gets hired soon

      • Zimmeredge

        Ain’t gonna offer 12m per year for lance. Aciers offered 9. He could accept to come for 10m. Four years? It´s really long two.

        • Badazztj12

          Pacers offered 8.8 mil for 5 years which makes 44 mi. He is looking for more money. 12 mil 4 years makes 48 mi. We cant offer him a 5 year deal because he is not on our team UNLESS we do a sign and trade for Gasol. Hibbert and Lance for Gasol and Nash

          • Zimmeredge

            13/2 or 10/4 not over that.

          • WAYNER

            Melo trying wait til all of the free agents gone take Pau to the Knicks and leave LA with nothing lol

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      I think he’s made up his mind to come to LA, but Mitch is trying to get a feel for LeBron before committing.

  • meep

    with farmar gone, nash one leg out the door and marshall status unknown. clarkson needs to work his butt off because he could see good min this season if he lucky

  • rival

    If we don’t get melo we might have to move to plan C which is bring back whatever of last years guys are left. How do we get plan B guys without hurting our cap space for next year’s top freeagents?

    • Badazztj12

      Get Lance and trade for Larry Sanders(Bucks don’t want him). No other good C’s out there but Gasol which we have his birdrights to his contract

    • meep

      well that leaves Marshall kelly,Henry ,pau ,wes ,hill and bazemore. since kaman,meeks and farmar are gone

  • corky carroll

    I like a guy who isn’t afraid to stand up for himself when he feels he’s been disrespected. I hope he has the chops to back it up because we could really use some of that. Is anybody else getting tired of waiting for Melo to make up his mind? It’s 7:30 PM in NYC…. do you know where your package is?

  • VillainKing

    Deandre Kane and Jordan Clarkson are the new point guards of L.A. Lakers..I will watch their duo!!!

  • bojangles

    Once again bad grammar dude. You’re misusing “maybe the best” in your title… geez

    • bojangles

      Proper title should be “Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson Says He Is ‘Maybe The Best’ PG In The Draft”

    • bojangles

      There’s a difference between “maybe” and “may be”!! Come on man. Somebody proofread this fool!!

  • Tune

    I think you could be an argument, not too familiar with his game, but this draft class’s PG have upside and that’s it really outside of Exum. Exum isn’t proven since he played overseas, but I see him being a great player. Smart’s offensive doesn’t fall and looks even worse this summer league so far (shot I think 2-8 last game, 3-15 today). Of course it’s just the summer league, so doesn’t mean that much. Elfrid can be solid or a bust, same with Napier. I think Lavine will be a better version of Shannon Brown with a slimmer body.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I love his confidence and he is so sure of himself.The game i was watching Mizzou against UCLA and he caught my attention when he just had so much confidence like he would make a shot on someone and just laugh in their face.He is has very explosive first step and he gets to the rim with ease sprinting in on everyone.This is the best steal of this draft IMO.Jordan Clarkson is one of the best rookies.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Not related, but since you are here to represent the future Lakers-Heat feud, I wanted your opinion on the theory I came up with yesterday. People acted like Riley was stupid for thinking that signing McBob would convince Lebron to resign, but I think he has much bigger plans than just resigning the Big 3. I think he is looking at a sign-and-trade sending Bosh to the Rockets for something like Lin, Jones, and Parsons. You think I’m completely off my rocker, or what?

  • nash gots to go

    So when is Melo going to fucking make his decision? The fuck is this long wait! My man Steve Blake needs to sign a contract with a team and Melo is holding up them.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      It’s LeBron’s fault. No one (besides the Knicks) will commit to Melo until LeBron makes a decision, and he hasn’t even met with anyone yet. As soon as he meets with Riley, everything will start moving. Two more days before anyone can sign a contract still.

  • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

    If Melo isnt coming to LA, well have fun with the Bulls or Knicks because w/o Melo we can aquire 3 mid-level talent players. So either get Melo &1yr contracts or Eric Or Thomas, Ariza/Deng or Monroe/Gasol

    • nash gots to go

      Eric Bledsoe? Have to offer a Max to get him away from PHX, but the guy is injury prone. Has not played a healthy season as a STARTER. Bad knees.

      Ariza is nice but he will demand $10m+/year—-HELL NO.

      Deng? aka Mr. “I turned down Bulls 3 years $30m extension” He is demanding $12m/year LOL. If he was 4 years younger, then yes well worth it.

      • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

        Thats Why I Put Or &Slashes , but tbh, Id rather have thomas than bledsoe. Ariza &Deng are only up there because I think they could make an impact right away. But I say get I.T, Humphries, Nick, Xavier, Ariza, Hill, Gasol&A Couple Of 1yr Contracts To Fill Out The Rest Of The Roster. We’ll Then Be A Decent Team.

    • BULL

      Thomas and Parsons or Monroe

  • nash gots to go

    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA· 5s
    Carmelo Anthony has agreed to sign with the Lakers, source tells Yahoo Sports.

    OH!

    • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

      Dont Get Me Pumped Up For Nothing!!!

  • Kb24

    Better than lavine(3-5 yr project

    • BULL

      LAVINE will end up playing 2 guard..

  • independentbynature

    Exum is an unknown who may be better as a 2 guard.Smart and Payton can’t shoot.LaVine is a project.Napier is too small.I would’ve taken Clarkson before Ennis and Dinwiddle,too.It’s good to be confident.You have back it up,though.

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    He should’ve said that after Friday’s game.

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  • Shauntē Mordecai Woodard

    if you calling yourself the best point guard in the league you better get yourself a real LA haircut lol hey if Tom Brady can shock the world maybe this guy can to

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