It’s no longer Jordan Clarkson time.
The Cavs have traded the seven-year veteran to the Utah Jazz in exchange for G Dante Exum and two 2nd round picks. There were rumors that Clarkson was on the trading block and those have come to fruition.
Exum is in his sixth year, but he sat out the entire 2015-16 season. “Exum sustained a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee while playing for Australia in Slovenia. He underwent surgery and could not play.”
This season, Clarkson, age 27, is averaging 14.6 points (44% shooting, 34% from three), 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 23 minutes a game.
Coming to Cleveland, Exum, age 24, is averaging 2.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in only 7.5 minutes a game after falling out of the Utah rotation.
More info on the deal:
Jordan Clarkson is on expiring contract with a $13.4M cap hit. Dante Exum has two years left at $9.6M per year. Cleveland will create a $3.83M trade exception and will also go from $1.3M to $5.1M below the luxury tax.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 24, 2019
Thank you for your time in Cleveland, Mr. Clarkson. Best of luck to you in Utah! Let’s see if Exum can stay healthy and these draft pick pay off!