NBA training camps are still about two months away from starting up, but while players are in the middle of the offseason, there is still plenty of work being done this summer.
The Los Angeles Lakers have to be excited about not only the core they have built, but also the fact that their young players appear to constantly work hard to improve. Of those players, Jordan Clarkson has made a strong case for having the best work ethic of the team. The 24-year-old has put in a ton of work this summer, even after netting a four-year, $50 million contract to stay in Los Angeles.
Clarkson saw his three-point field goal percentage increase from a 31.4 percent clip in his rookie season to 34.7 percent last year. Courtesy of video footage from Pure Sweat trainer Drew Hanlen, it looks like Clarkson is taking his three-point shooting to another level.
— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) August 2, 2016
As you can see in the video, Clarkson buries 15 consecutive shots from about 28-feet or so. If Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell can continue to improve their three-point shooting, the young Lakers back court could really open things up on the offensive side of the basketball.
The Lakers struggled mightily to space the floor last season, finishing at the bottom of the league in three-point shooting. With new head coach Luke Walton hoping to implement an offensive system similar to that of the Golden State Warriors, efficient perimeter shooting will be vital.
As long as they continue to improve, an exciting brand of basketball could be on the horizon for the Lakers once again.