Lakers News: Byron Scott Compares Jordan Clarkson To Russell Westbrook

Rookie Jordan Clarkson has been one of the few true bright spots of the Los Angeles Lakers' 2014-15 season, as the first-year point guard has found a major groove with the team in the second half of the campaign.

Coach Byron Scott has noticed, and told Francisco X. Rivera of TWC Deportes that he's sees some of Oklahoma City Thunder MVP candidate Russell Westbrook in the 22-year-old Clarkson:

That would make sense, seeing that Clarkson has watched Westbrook closely and patterned some of his work after the Thunder star.

“I watch Russell a lot,” Clarkson told “I watch him a lot. I take some stuff from his game, the way he’s aggressive at all times.”

Clarkson is averaging 14.4 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per contest in 27 games as a starter this season.

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