Lakers Rumors: Ian Clark Reportedly Potential Free-Agency Target

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 7:  Ian Clark #21 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 7, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Lakers have "shown interest" in free-agent combo guard Ian Clark as they continue to eye players to round out their roster, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner 

Mark Medina of the Orange County Register reported the meeting lasted 45 minutes but a deal was not completed.

Earlier Thursday, the Los Angeles Times' Tania Ganguli reported the Lakers "have two signings left to make and expect to make them in about the next week and a half."

Clark spent 63 percent of his minutes at shooting guard last season, but he would likely be a point guard with the Lakers since the Purple and Gold already have Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson holding down the fort at the 2. 

However, a possible future with the Lakers may be entirely dependent on Derrick Rose's free-agency decision. 

According to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, Rose and the Lakers met Thursday to discuss a partnership that would position him as Lonzo Ball's backup. 

Should Rose ultimately agree to terms with the Lakers, Clark—who averaged a career-high 6.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting last season—will likely have to look elsewhere for a prove-it deal. 

Stats via Basketball Reference

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