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Rookie Jordan Clarkson is bright spot in brutal Lakers season
Rookie Jordan Clarkson is bright spot in brutal Lakers season

Jordan Clarkson exhales loudly. He's in front of his locker in another arena where the Lakers have lost another game, this time in Miami on Wednesday. It was a close one. The Lakers' rookie point guard had a chance to tie the score with a three-point shot and 16.9 seconds left on the clock. He missed. It made him unhappy afterward. Or maybe it was just all the losing by the Lakers, sitting ever unsteadily with a 16-44 record. "Heck yeah," he said quietly, the typically humble rookie barely looking up at the people surrounding him. The team's 4-13 record with Clarkson as a starter is hardly his fault. At this point, the 46th overall draft pick is the...

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