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Lakers' draft workout participants inspired by Jordan Clarkson's rise

Lakers' draft workout participants inspired by Jordan Clarkson's rise

They all knew before their predraft workout Saturday that the Lakers were not going to use their second overall draft pick on any of them. The six players who worked out weren’t even sure if the Lakers would select them with their 27th pick in the first round or their 34th pick in the second round of the NBA draft on June 25. But they all found inspiration from the journey Jordan Clarkson took with the Lakers, all of them knowing how late-round draft picks can still have success. Clarkson was a second-round pick, taken in the 2014 NBA draft with the 46th overall selection by the Washington Wizards before he was acquired by the Lakers for cash considerations. He flourished as...

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