Lakers may eye Clark, Canaan for backup role

Ian Clark, a free agent from the Warriors, will likely have a new NBA home next season.

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking at free agents Ian Clark and Isaiah Canaan to fill their backup point guard role, according to a report from ESPN.

Free agent Tyler Ennis, who played for the Lakers last season, and veteran Rajon Rondo are also said to be on the team’s radar.

The Lakers agreed to a one-year deal with free agent shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Tuesday, and are looking to add to a youth movement that already includes the likes of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. and others.

Clark spent the past two years with the Golden State Warriors — but after re-signing the majority of their core this summer, the Warriors have little wiggle room under the salary cap.

Per Lakers Nation: “At 25, Clark is coming off a career year. The Belmont product played 14.8 minutes per game last season averaging 6.8 points while shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc.”

The website added: “Canaan, also 25, played 39 games for the Chicago Bulls last season averaging 4.6 points per game in 15.2 minutes per contest. Canaan was released by the Bulls along with Rondo back in June.”