The summer isn’t over for Jordan Clarkson. The OVO/Bounce tournament is held in Toronto, Canada. NBA players and elite draft picks alike share the same basketball floor. Players, such as Tristan Thompson, Brandon Jennings, Amir Johnson, Noah Vonleh, Tyler Ennis, and Jordan Clarkson went at it for one last Finals game.
Jordan Clarkson led with a team high of 25 points, looking the most impressive while repeatedly attacking the basket with a foray of finishes at the hoop.
Finals games highlights can be found here:
Jordan Clarkson, who was extremely impressive all week, scored seven points in a row, first going coast to coast for a layup and then hit a trey of his own that put Bounce up 13-9. – See more at: http://www.onpointbasketball.com/team-ovo-victorious-for-2nd-year-in-a-row-at-ovo-bounce-tournament/#sthash.1KAFNvP7.dpuf
Jennings scored a game high 31 points, Lou Williams had 26 points and Thompson totalled 22 points for OVO. Jordan Clarkson had a team-high 25 points, Ennis scored 18 and Iowa State alum Will Clyburn recorded 16 points for Bounce. – See more at: http://www.onpointbasketball.com/team-ovo-victorious-for-2nd-year-in-a-row-at-ovo-bounce-tournament/#sthash.1KAFNvP7.dpuf
It’s been a busy summer for Jordan Clarkson, and the $1.8 million the Lakers spent to buy the draft pick just to acquire him, is well worth it. That is an unusually high amount of money just to be a mid-late 2nd round pick, but Jordan Clarkson has been playing like a 1st round pick throughout the Vegas Pro League and into this tournament.
Clarkson has not officially signed a rookie contract just yet. Pure speculation on my part, is guessing that the Laker organization is rethinking his contract. Most second-round picks get on or two years at the veteran minimum contract scale. Perhaps the Lakers are trying to find him a deal with a third year involved with more money. If that’s the case, the total money invested in Clarkson rivals that of a lottery pick. Admittedly, he has been producing like one since he got drafted.