March 17, 2017, 11:56 am
Clarkson is trending up to close the year and is looking like a permanent fixture in the starting lineup. That could change, of course, but he’s been the static piece so far and it seems like he’s proven his mettle to the coaching staff. He’s a solid fantasy player regardless of role. Walton could call on David Nwaba, Nick Young or, of course, D’Angelo Russell to start at the two. Young got the call in LA’s last game and missed all nine shots from the field – this was after racking up some DNP-CD’s. Nwaba looks like an energy guy at this point, so Russell remains the only one who fantasy owners should pay attention to. It’ll be a bit of a climb to get back to mid-round value to finish the season, but earning starts would be a nice first step.