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Another Lakers loss, but another strong game for Jordan Clarkson

Another Lakers loss, but another strong game for Jordan Clarkson

The Lakers have had a lot of problems this season. They finally have a nice one. It centers on the 46th player taken in last year's draft. Is Jordan Clarkson their point guard of the future? He had another strong game amid yet another loss Wednesday, 113-92 to the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center, and the Lakers would be wise to determine by the June 25 draft if Clarkson is their down-the-road guy, especially if they stay at their current No. 4 spot after the lottery. Two point guards are expected to be impact players in the draft — D'Angelo Russell, a freshman at Ohio State, and Emmanuel Mudiay, who played briefly in China as a pro after scrapping plans to play...

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