Lakers had the second worst defense this season at an average of 105 points per game, according to Latin Post. Despite this painful descent from prominence, people have noticed the potential of their player Jordan Clarkson this season. Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ confirmation that they are entertaining the possibility of trading away the Number 2 pick in exchange for a big player from another team, rumors are now circulating that the De Marcus Boys of the Sacramento Kings are worthy of this second pick after the Cleveland Cavs’ shut out the possibility of Kevin Love joining the LA Lakers or other teams.
Clarkson is getting attention as a potentially lethal guard for other teams in the NBA. Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash injuries’ have placed a golden chance for Clarkson to prove his mettle according to Christian Today. He was initially a starter for 38 games before he was offered the chance to play, and he did not disappoint. With appropriate training with the team, he can make waves after his rookie year with the Lakers.
Regarding trades and recruits, Ecumenical News reports that general manager Mitch Kupchack playing it by ear at the moment and the NBA draft’s most resounding 2015 names are Karl-Anthony Towns and JaHill Okafur. But the Lakers’ current priority is not to have popular players but players who can have a short learning curve and bring in results quickly as the team seeks to regain strength and a foothold after their dismal fall this season. This makes the De Marcus cousins more considered as the Number 2 pick in case the LA Lakers choose to go that route.
Cleveland Cavalier’s three point shooting wizard and power forward Kevin Love was recently in the free agent or transfer rumors. Following his season ender’s shoulder injury and Tristan Thompson’s rise as a more formidable rebounder during playoffs, the sports rumor mill has been spinning that he is likely to go to the Los Angeles Lakers according to Bleacher Report. Whatever choice he makes, he will receive $16.7 million for basic player renewal next year. Sports fans believe that Cleveland Cavaliers can carry on well without Love because of mid-season trades J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the team of the New York Knicks. But Design and Trend reports that this rumor has since been dispelled by the Cavs themselves.