Jordan Clarkson dishes on potential Sixth Man of the Year award
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson continues to be highly impressive off the bench this season.
On Sunday night, Clarkson propelled the Lakers to a 100-93 road win over the Phoenix Suns and led his team in scoring with 25 points on 11-of-19 shots from the field, three assists and three rebounds in just 26 minutes of action off the bench.
According to Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints, Clarkson gave a very straightforward answer when asked about what he thought of himself being the Sixth Man of the Year.
“I’m just trying to hoop. Trying to help us win games,” Clarkson said Tuesday afternoon.
Currently, the Lakers rank fourth in terms of bench scoring per game, and Clarkson is a big part of the reason why Los Angeles has gotten such strong contributions from their reserves so far in the 2017-18 regular season. In 14 games off the bench for the Lakers, Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game in just 21.4 minutes of action.
Clarkson and the Lakers (6-8) will have their hands full on Wednesday night, when they finally return to the Staples Center to host the Philadelphia 76ers following their recent four-game road trip. The game is scheduled to tip off shortly after 7:30 p.m. PT and broadcasted through ESPN.