Find out what Lakers Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson is working on in NBA offseason
Jordan Clarkson did some offseason footwork and speed drills with skills coach Drew Hanlen. Photo grab from NBA Facebook account

LOS Angeles Lakers and Gilas Pilipinas fans have something to smile about.

Jordan Clarkson has shown marked improvement in the offseason as shown in a series of videos online of the 24-year old Filipino-American working out with skills trainer Drew Hanlen in the preseason.

Clarkson had just signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the rebuilding Lakers. The Fil-Am guard is showing his eagerness to use last season’s campaign as a springboard to cement his role as one of centerpieces of LA’s young and promising core, which includes this year’s second overall pick Brandon Ingram, last year’s No. 2 selection D’Angelo Russell, power forward Julius Randle and high-leaper Larry Nance Jr.   

On display in the videos were Clarkson’s footwork, speed and dribbling abilities he can use to free himself up for some rim-rattling dunks and stepback jumpers extending from mid-range to three point territory.

After posting per game averages of 15.5 points, 4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 32 minutes of action a game in his second season, Clarkson hopes to level up his game by learning to change speeds, create separation and make reads off the screen.

Watch him in action here:


Working on same-foot step backs with the brodie @jordanclarksons!! #100skills100days #unseenhours

A video posted by Drew Hanlen (@drewhanlen) on Jul 4, 2016 at 7:42pm PDT

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