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:
B. Scott said on our #Lakers show on @TWCDeportes that Jordan Clarkson has some things of R. Westbrook: explosiveness, attacking the basket
— Francisco X. Rivera (@FX_Rivera) March 27, 2015
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 NBCLA.com. “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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