The Los Angeles Lakers currently have combo guard Jordan Clarkson on the roster to serve as a backup for rookie Lonzo Ball, but the Lakers aren't happy about that.
Team president Magic Johnson told ESPN's Mark Jones during last night's Vegas Summer League Championship Game said that the team is still looking to sign a veteran to backup Ball, according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.
Magic said on ESPN that he prefers a vet PG to mentor Lonzo - which suggests bad news for Tyler Ennis— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) July 18, 2017
Los Angeles was targeting Rajon Rondo, but after losing him to the New Orleans Pelicans, they have been linked to Tyler Ennis, Ian Clark and Isaiah Canaan.
The Lakers also view Clarkson as more of a shooting guards than a point guard, which is why they aren't satisfied with their depth behind Ball. And, with first-round pick Josh Hart expecting to take some minutes at backup shooting guard, Los Angeles is actively looking to trade Clarkson.
Deron Williams, Brandon Jennings and Rodney Stuckey are other possible veteran options the Lakers may look into signing.Back to the Los Angeles Lakers Newsfeed