clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Jordan Clarkson agrees to four-year, $52 million deal to return to Jazz

The free agent guard is standing pat in Utah after inking a long-term deal.

Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson moves the ball up court against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game.  Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Jordan Clarkson to the Utah Jazz on an expiring contract and the young combo guards has decided on his next destination. Clarkson is signing a four-year deal worth $52 million with the Utah Jazz, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and appears to be on track to be a big part of the guard rotation.

Clarkson averaged 14.6 points per game with Cleveland and his scoring average jumped to 15.6 points per game. He was able to continue being a dangerous offensive threat alongside Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley but could thrive in a more prominent role. Clarkson’s effectiveness in the playoffs last year showed that he has no problem stepping in and taking control. His confidence could help him have a career-year in 2020-21.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis

With Jordan Clarkson staying in Utah for another four years that should help the Jazz’s offense immensely. As previously mentioned, Clarkson’s scoring average jumped to 15.5 points per game after he was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition to his PPG going up, Clarkson’s FG percentage increased from 44.2 to 46.2. The 28-year-old gives the Jazz something which they didn’t have before, and that was an elite scorer off of the bench.