Some of the moves made at the trade deadline took many by surprise, but many none more than new Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson, who was traded to the Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Lakers, said recently that on the day of the trade deadline, he was just hanging out and resting. It appears he even almost ignored the calls from Lakers executives trying to inform him of the trade, per David Aldridge of NBA.com. Clarkson didn’t believe he’d be traded. The Lakers had given him a $50 million deal in 2016. He, Nance Jr., Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were going to be the core of a new Lakers team that just needed a star player to be the spoke of the wheel.
Cavs’ Jordan Clarkson didn’t think he’d be traded from Lakers
Cavs Nation | Feb 26