Cavaliers talk with Lakers about Clarkson

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson is said to be available ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

With the trade deadline closing in, the Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing their efforts to add scoring punch and general overall help.

One of their latest conversations has centered on Los Angeles guard Jordan Clarkson, according to multiple ESPN reports.

It is not known how the serious the Cavs and Lakers talks have been, or what the Cavs would be willing to part with in return for Clarkson — although it is believed the Cavs are starting many offers around their own first-round draft pick. (They also own the Brooklyn Nets’ first-rounder.)

The Cavs are believed to also have an interest in Lakers forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Julius Randle.

Clarkson, 25, is in his fourth NBA season, all with the Lakers. He is averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 assists in 51 games this season — including 18.4 points over the last 10 games (heading into Saturday night).

NBA insiders Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski have each reported the Cavs-Lakers talks on various ESPN channels during the past week.

Along with Clarkson, the Cavs have been linked to Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Sacramento Kings guard George Hill and Atlanta Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore, along with several others.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are talking about Clarkson with several teams and may attempt to reach a contract buyout with center Brook Lopez.

Thursday is the league-wide deadline to make a deal.

5 Comments on "Cavaliers talk with Lakers about Clarkson"

  1. send Thomas,Shump, and Rose for Clarkson,Randle,and Nance.

  2. Clarkson, Randle, and/or Nance for the Brooklyn pick
    OR
    Clarkson, Randle/Nance, AND Deng for expiring contracts

    • Deng? Are you serious? The moment the Lakers mention Deng the Cavs should quickly raise their middle finger and walk away. Why the hell would you want to add Deng to a roster with major salary cap problems at the same time as the Cavs not being able to get rid of their own players on horrible contracts?

  3. Hell yeah, it’s about freaking time! We need to inject some youth and athleticism into this Cavs roster. Clarkson is a legit starting PG with good size and talent. Get all 3 of them and get rid of some players who don;t fit in, mainly Thomas. We may even be able to sign Brook Lopez after he gets a buyout.

    • I wonder if the Lakers would take tristan Thompson? Send them Thomas and Thompson. They buy out Brook Lopez and we sign him cheap.

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