The Utah Jazz were one of the hottest teams in the NBA to start the 2022-23 season and have fallen off a bit since then. After a 10-3 start, the Jazz are now 18-16 going .500 in their last ten games. After trading Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert in the offseason, not many predicted Utah would be where they are now. One player who is having an expected season for the Jazz is SG Jordan Clarkson.
In his third season with Utah, Clarkson began to blossom and became one of the leading scorers for the Jazz. He is having career highs in points (20.4), assists (4.5) and minutes played (32.4). Rumors are swirling that Clarkson is eager to sign a much-deserved new deal. The 2021-22 Sixth Man of the Year has elevated his game significantly over the past three seasons with the Jazz.
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Jordan Clarkson could be one of the biggest free agent guards next season.
The 30-year-old is in his ninth season as a professional and is seeking a lucrative contract extension at the end of this season. He’s signed a four-year, $51 million deal with the Jazz, but the superstar player certainly deserves an extension and a raise. Chris Haynes’ Bleacher Report had more detail.
“Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson and his representatives have entered contract extension talks”… “The 2020-21 Sixth Man of the Year could come under scrutiny as both sides work toward a solution when free agency becomes one of the top guards on the market next summer.” – Chris Haynes
Clarkson is one of only two players to average at least 20 points per game for the Jazz, the other being Laurie Markkenan. He’ll be a free agent at the end of this season, but if the Jazz want to lock him up long-term, they could sign a contract extension with Clarkson before the seasons end.