Jordan Clarkson Rumors

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Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Clarkson
Position: G
Born: 06/07/92
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:186 lbs. / 84.4 kg.
Salary: $11,500,000
The Utah Jazz have the best record in the NBA at 27-7 and yet when it comes to MVP, neither Donovan Mitchell nor Rudy Gobert are given much consideration. Jordan Clarkson, the clear front-runner for the Sixth Man of the Year award, is the latest guest on the “Posted Up with Chris Haynes” podcast. The 28-year-old guard is averaging a career-high in points (18.1) and shooting 37.1% from behind the arc.
Storyline: MVP Race
In this episode, he discussed the two stars being overlooked for MVP and how the team is unbothered by not receiving acknowledgment. “It doesn’t come up but we definitely praise [Mitchell and Gobert] saying, ‘Yo, you should be in that NBA conversation’ and stuff like that,” Clarkson said on the “Posted Up” pod. “That’s the only conversation that comes out of that. But in terms of worrying about if we’re getting noticed or any of that, I don’t think any of that really seeps into any of our heads. We’re kind of just focused on one thing and that’s winning games and keeping this thing rolling. “I don’t see why they wouldn’t be in the conversation, but hey, it is what it is. We’re just trying to prove people wrong and get better. That’s it.”
Where did this dominance come from? On the surface, the adage persists that a team that can rest in the top 10 of the league offensively and defensively has a chance to win a lot of basketball games. The Jazz are top-five in both. Offensively, they can shoot you out of the gym. Defensively, they squeeze you like a boa constrictor. They are 11 deep with legit rotation players. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are All-Stars and All-NBA candidates. Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles are elite veteran role players, with Conley having an All-Star argument in his own right. Jordan Clarkson would be the runaway Sixth Man of the Year if the season ended today. The Jazz are versatile, they are capable of beating you in a number of different ways, and they are, at the very least, an NBA title contender.

Jazz were looking for a scorer who could break the paint when they traded for Jordan Clarkson

The urgent need to add another wing would lead to the Clarkson trade, with one source who was involved in the process saying the Jazz were looking for a scorer who could shoot and “break the paint.” Utah’s front office was exploring other scenarios to fill this role at the time, but Jazz president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey & Co. turned their attention to Clarkson when Cavs general manager Koby Altman made it clear he was available.