Jordan Clarkson Open to Knicks Trade, Jazz Star Reveals

Utah Jazz star Jordan Clarkson is reportedly open to a trade to the New York Knicks, as per Jazz beat writer Tony Jones. This comes alongside Clarkson’s agent, Rich Paul, meeting with the Knicks to smooth over previous tensions.

‣ Clarkson has made significant contributions to the Jazz, including recording his first career triple-double on New Year’s Day, marking him as the first Jazz player with a triple-double since Carlos Boozer in 2008. This season, he’s averaging 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and a career-high 4.9 assists per game, despite shooting career lows from the field and 3-point range.

‣ The New York Knicks recently made a notable trade, acquiring OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa, and Malachi Flynn from the Toronto Raptors, with Anunoby setting a record for the highest plus/minus in his first five games with the franchise. Adding Clarkson could further strengthen the Knicks’ backcourt.

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So, Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson, huh? Word on the street—or rather, from Tony Jones of The Athletic—is that he’s eyeing a move. And not just any move. He’s got his sights set on the New York Knicks. Yep, the Big Apple.

Jones spilled the beans on ESPN 700’s The Drive with Spence Checketts. He’s like, “Based on what I’ve heard, Clarkson wouldn’t mind a trade to the Knicks.” But wait, there’s more. Apparently, there’s another team out west he’s got a soft spot for. But Jones is keeping mum on that one. Says it’s a long shot anyway.

Oh, and Twitter’s buzzing with this too. Evan Sidery’s tweet confirms it. Clarkson’s agent, Rich Paul, even had a sit-down with the Knicks. They were smoothing over some past beef with Klutch Sports. Drama, right?

Switching gears for a sec—remember when the Knicks traded RJ Barrett and crew to the Raptors for OG Anunoby and others? That happened. And Anunoby? Dude’s been on fire, setting records in his first five games as a Knick.

Adding Clarkson could be a game-changer for the Knicks’ backcourt. Just saying.

Now, back to Clarkson. Drafted 46th overall by the Wizards in 2014, this guy’s been around. From the Lakers to the Cavaliers and now Utah. Ten years in the game and still going strong. Well, except for a slight dip in his shooting percentages this season. But hey, nobody’s perfect.

Did you catch his triple-double on New Year’s Day? First Jazz player to do that since Carlos Boozer back in ’08. And it’s been over 40 years since a Jazz reserve pulled that off. Clarkson’s making history here.

Oh, and about his contract. Clarkson’s locked in with the Jazz for a bit longer, thanks to a juicy extension signed last offseason. We’re talking $28.37 million over two years, starting in 2024-25. Not too shabby, right?

So, that’s the scoop. Clarkson might be New York-bound, or maybe not. But one thing’s for sure: the guy’s making waves, on and off the court.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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