Match up to Watch: Emmanuel Mudiay vs. Jordan Clarkson

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Emmanuel Mudiay
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Emmanuel Mudiay /

The match up to watch will Emmanuel Mudiay going up against Jordan Clarkson.

Emmanuel Mudiay has been mired in inconsistency once again. After a promising start to the year coming off the bench, he has had a bit of a slump in the past few games.

He will have an opportunity to bounce back if he can do well going up against the young Jordan Clarkson.

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Clarkson is one of the intriguing young guards in Los Angeles. As a matter of fact, one could argue that he has a much brighter future than their lottery pick, Lonzo Ball, but that is a debate for another day.

Clarkson can stretch the floor and drive the floor effectively causing the defenses to collapse resulting in a kick out. This opens up the floor for him to rack up the assists. This will be a tall order for Mudiay, given Clarkson’s length.

However, Mudiay has proven he can heat up at times this season. Do not forget the game against the Thunder where he was the high point man with 21 points and did a good job leading the second unit. Sadly, in this latest stretch, he has reverted back to the Mudiay we witnessed from last season.

This will be a key game for him and if he can bounce back. He will solidify his role on the bench once again if he does well. If not, don’t be surprised to hear his name swirling in trade rumors once again. If Jordan Clarkson does win this battle in this particular match up, do not be surprised if the rest of the Lakers follow suit.

The Nuggets will be in for another long night again like the last time they battled the Lakers. That’s if they don’t slow Clarkson down.

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Pay attention to a potential shoot out between Emmanuel Mudiay and Jordan Clarkson.