June 30, 2016, 11:59 am
Restricted free agent Jordan Clarkson received a qualifying offer from the Lakers.
Clarkson is going to make in the ballpark of $15 million per year and teams are going to come in with backloaded offers in an attempt to dissuade the Lakers from matching. The combo guard is worth the money but it’s debatable as to whether he and D’Angelo Russell can play together long-term. L.A. probably matches here and if anything they can use the asset in a trade down the road.