Clarkson, who has struggled to crack the Lakers' rotation, got a valuable chance to play with the team's
In 38 minutes, Clarkson shot 10-of-20 from the field, while collecting seven assists and seven rebounds -- catching fire for a third-quarter stretch with 12 points.
Through four appearances with the D-Fenders, Clarkson is averaging 19.5 points, seven assists and 4.8 rebounds a game.
The 46th overall pick in the
The team could look to do the same on Saturday night when the D-Fenders host the
Three former Lakers gave strong performances on Thursday, including affiliate players Roscoe Smith (19 points with eight rebounds) and Jabari Brown (20 points) -- both were in training camp with the Lakers.
The D-Fenders recently acquired Ater Majok, a forward/center selected by the Lakers with the 58th overall pick in the 2011 draft. In 23 minutes, Majok scored eight points with two rebounds.
The Lakers still have the rights to Majok, who has yet to join the NBA.
The D-Fenders also added UCLA forward Alfred Aboya on Thursday, waiving former NBA veteran