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Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson agrees to 4-year deal to stay with LA Lakers

Jordan Clarkson's LA Lakers 2016 Player capsule | Fil-Am-Filipino American

Jordan Clarkson signed a 4-year / $50,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Clarkson's contract includes $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,500,000. In 2016-17, Clarkson will earn a base salary of $12,500,000. Clarkson has a cap hit of $12,500,000 while his dead money value is $50,000,000. He made $845,059 for the 2015-16 season.

2016 Season Summary:

Clarkson's second year in the NBA called for a position change, as he shifted from point guard to shooting guard after the drafting of D'Angelo Russell. The change allowed Clarkson to play off-ball and fill up the bucket, as his 15.5 point per game ranked second on his team, as well as among sophomores. Clarkson, who played at the Rising Stars Challenge, hit his stride in February, averaging 17.8 points on 49.6 percent shooting, but then tapered off the following month to 15.0 on 38.1 percent. However, he finished strong on the other end, with double figures in his final nine contests. While Clarkson's offensive capabilities were evident, he remains a question mark on defense, where he hurt the team's defensive rating by 5.9 points when on the floor.

Biography

Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for two seasons with Tulsa before transferring to Missouri, where he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). After foregoing his senior year in college to enter the 2014 NBA Draft, Clarkson was selected by the Washington Wizards in the second round with the 46th overall pick and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In his first year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Clarkson is a dual Philippine and American citizen, the former by virtue of ancestral descent. His father Mike Clarkson is African-American, while his mother Annette Davis is of half Filipino descent.

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