August 1, 2017, 7:43 pm
According to Bleacher Report, a source from within the Lakers organization said that the team is confident it can move guard Jordan Clarkson if they team needed space for free agency in the summer of 2018.
Every team is jockeying to position themselves for a franchise changing free agency next summer, one that includes potential names such as LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins. The Lakers are vying for a way to bring their storied franchise back into basketball prominence, and they have a great shot at landing a superstar or two, as George has been vocal about his Laker love and Westbrook has ties to the area. In order to accommodate, the Lakers must clear as much cap space as possible. If the Lakers shed Clarkson, they will have roughly $60 million in space next summer, which isn’t enough for two max deals, but it’s a start.