Ian Clark among players Lakers are considering for backup PG role
As the Los Angeles Lakers slowly build a vastly improved roster, they are now focused on adding a backup point guard capable of running their offense. That said, it has been reported that the team is considering some young prospects who can fill in their need, including Ian Clark, who still remains a free agent.
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the former Golden State Warriors hybrid guard, along with Tyler Ennis and Isaiah Canaan, are the players the Lakers are taking a close look at to take on the open roster spot they currently have.
Lakers also weighing whether to sign a younger player like Tyler Ennis, Ian Clark or Isaiah Canaan in that backup PG guard role.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 12, 2017
After recently waiving David Nwaba, the Lakers have opened an additional roster spot. Despite it going to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, they still have one more left, which they can fill with an experienced backup for Lonzo Ball and Jordan Clarkson. Although they can do without a third PG, it will provide them with a lot of depth at the position and an insurance as well should Clarkson be transitioned to playing the two spot full-time.
Clark has spent the last two years in Oakland and has became a fixture in their rotation. This past season, he had his best campaign as a pro with career high averages of 6.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. His playoff and championship experience is something that makes him very valuable and his potential addition to the Lakers will give them a proven winner, who has learned a lot from some of the best players in the league today.