The Lakers are wrapping up one of their worst seasons in franchise history. They currently hold the fourth-worst record in the league at 17-47. But one bright spot in an otherwise awful year has been the play of point guard Jordan Clarkson, a second-round pick who has shown legitimate promise as a piece for the team to hang onto going forward.
And so, with 18 games left in the season, Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters on Sunday that he’s planning to remove Clarkson from the starting lineup for the final 10 games, replacing him with opening-day starter Jeremy Lin.
“I want to see how much of a difference it is now as opposed to the start of the season,” Scott said after Sunday’s morning shootaround at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “He knows the offense better and he knows what I need…
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