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Jordan Clarkson agrees to 4-year, $52 million deal with Jazz

Jordan Clarkson, Jazz

The Utah Jazz were able to retain their bench spark early into free agency. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Utah and Jordan Clarkson have agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal on Friday.

Clarkson spent last season with the Jazz after being traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent and was bound for a massive payday following his recent performances.

By re-signing Clarkson, the Jazz have shored up their bench scoring for a few additional years.

Clarkson ended last season averaging 15.6 points per game on 24.7 minutes of playing time. The 28-year old also maintained his status as a legitimate threat from deep after connecting on 36.8 percent of his 3-pointers. He spent a total of 42 games with Utah, where he was able to increase his overall shooting efforts to 46.2 percent from the field while attempting nearly 13 (12.9) field goals a game.

Jordan Clarkson now returns to a Jazz squad that is interested in extending the contracts of both Donavan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert as well, ensuring that they maintain the same core going forward. They came close to advancing to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last season before an eventual comeback by the Denver Nuggets saw them eliminated in a seven-game fashion.

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