Byron Scott

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson knows former teammate D'Angelo Russell will be fired up to play Friday at Staples Center

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson knows former teammate D'Angelo Russell will be fired up to play Friday at Staples Center

When they were teammates, where you found Jordan Clarkson, you usually also found D’Angelo Russell.

The two young guards were near inseparable during Lakers trips and stayed in touch through a summer of uncertainty for both of them. The Lakers considered trading Clarkson. They actually did trade Russell just two years after drafting him second overall.

On Friday, Russell will return to Staples Center for the first time in a visiting team’s uniform. The Lakers will play the Brooklyn Nets.

“He feels amazing,” Clarkson said. “Playing well, putting up numbers. Won some games for them. He’s feeling good. I feel like he got a new home. He’s...

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