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Lakers sign 46th overall pick, rookie guard Jordan Clarkson

Lakers sign 46th overall pick, rookie guard Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Clarkson drives toward the net against the Golden State Warriors during a July 14 NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press)

On Monday, the Lakers signed Jordan Clarkson, increasing the team's 2014-15 roster to 13 players.

Clarkson was acquired by the Lakers for $1.8 million cash in a draft-day trade with the Washington Wizards in June. The University of Missouri combination guard was selected with the 46th overall pick.

In July, Clarkson led the Lakers' summer league squad in scoring at 15.8 points a game. The 6-foot-5, 22-year-old shot 42.4% from the field, 42.1% from three-point range and 88.2% from the line through five appearances.

While the Lakers did not release Clarkson's contract terms, he'll earn the rookie minimum of $507,336 for the coming season.

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Clarkson joins a Lakers' backcourt of Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and Xavier Henry -- although the latter three could all play minutes at small forward this season.

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The Lakers can bring up to 20 players to training camp next month but no more than 15 to opening night on Oct. 28 when the team hosts the Houston Rockets.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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