The guard, taken by the Lakers with the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft after a trade with the
Against the Philadelphia 76ers, Clarkson tallied 26 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and three steals. He also hit a career-high with 30 points against the Thunder.
Clarkson is the first Laker to ever receive the honor, which started during the 1981-82 season.
The Lakers have the Missouri guard under contract next season at a non-guaranteed league minimum of $845,059.