Are Lakers exploring trades for Clarkson?

Jordan Clarkson is excited to be a Cavalier.

The Los Angeles Lakers own the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft and have plenty of young and perhaps available talent. In basketball terms, that is known as having “assets.”

One of those younger and talented players is combo guard Jordan Clarkson. He could bring back a nice return, no doubt.

Per Basketball Insiders:

I’ve been told by someone in the know that the Lakers are “increasingly open-minded” about trading Clarkson and to not be surprised for him to end up being moved as soon as draft night. That’s conjecture at this point, as the Lakers need not rush to clear what may appear to be a logjam in the making.

Bleacher Report took the news a step further:

Per a source, Lakers are not just “open-minded” to trading Jordan Clarkson, as has been reported, but are actively seeking out offers.

Who might be interested in Clarkson? Amico Hoops asked around and the answer was just about every team. But those mentioned most as teams perhaps willing to intensely explore a deal: Indiana, Sacramento and Memphis.

But whoever it may be, the Lakers will want serious assets in return, no doubt.

Clarkson, 24, averaged 14.7 points and 3.0 rebounds this past season.