Jordan Clarkson didn’t want to be “looking like a shot deer”

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Jordan Clarkson dives for a ball during a Nov. 10 loss at Miami/Photo by Associated Press


Jordan Clarkson has missed the past two games with a sprained right ankle. He went through a full practice Monday and he expects to be back out there Tuesday when the Lakers (3-21) host the Milwaukee Bucks (10-15) at Staples Center.

It wasn’t easy for Clarkson to sit out two games. He admitted as much after practice.

“It’s definitely hard because you want to be out there, but you can’t go out there looking like a shot deer,” he said. “So trying to go out there and put a healthy product on the floor.”

Clarkson is from San Antonio, so missing Friday’s game at San Antonio was really tough.

“I did try to go, but it wasn’t flying,” Clarkson said. “(Trainer) Gary (Vitti) wouldn’t let me do that.”