Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) moves around Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) during an NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 9, 2020. The Jazz lost 92-101.

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) moves around Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) during an NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 9, 2020. The Jazz lost 92-101. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Jordan Clarkson is here to stay.

The Utah Jazz made Clarkson their first priority when the NBA’s free agency window opened at 4 p.m. MST on Friday. A little under 90 minutes later, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Clarkson, an unrestricted free agent, would remain in a a Jazz uniform.

The newly agreed upon deal, reportedly a four-year, $52 million contract, means that Clarkson will not only be around for next season, but potentially for much longer.

Clarkson, who joined the Jazz in Dec. as the centerpiece of a trade that sent Dante Exum to the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaged 15.6 points per game and shot 36.6% from three while in a sixth man role for the Jazz this season.

When the Jazz made the move to bring Clarkson to Utah, they knew they needed a scoring boost on the bench and ended up with even more than they had bargained for with Clarkson sometimes taking over in games when the …read more


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