Originally Posted by KingJaffeJo
Originally Posted by PMatic
Now that the Lakers have put themselves in the position, yes this is ideal.
But they could have just signed Clarkson to a three year deal (or four, but he would be unrestricted like Stephenson), avoiding the problem altogether.
Why would Clarkson sign that when he could just wait until next year and get paid (like he is doing)
as a second round pick, he signed what he was offered. no guarantee any other nba team was gonna offer him an extended deal.
the kid signed, was given playing time on an injury riddled team and balled out. now he has set himself up nicely for a payday.
dude doesnt have to sign what the lakers offer next year, he could bet on himself ( like jimmy butler) and then reap a huge payday