Jordan Clarkson thinks learning Quin Snyder’s offense is ‘going to be a challenge’
The Utah Jazz acquired Jordan Clarkson from the Cavs as part of a trade that was completed earlier this week. The former Missouri Tiger should be a fine addition to Utah’s rotation, as he’s a proven scorer. However, he admits that it will be a challenge to learn head coach Quin Snyder’s offense.
“Playing against this Jazz team for the past couple of years, what are you expectations in learning Quin Snyder’s offense?” a reporter asked Clarkson following his debut game with the Jazz on Thursday night.
“He puts guys in good position,” Jordan Clarkson said of Snyder. “He runs a lot of screen-and-roll and lets guys get downhill. They spread the floor awesome. I’m just going in there and trying to learn what he’s putting in. It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’m ready to pick it up. I’m ready to jump right in.”
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Thanks in large part to a strong second half effort from Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz walked away from Thursday night’s game against the Trail Blazers with a 121-115 victory. Mitchell scored 28 of his 35 points in the second half alone.
Clarkson checked into Tuesday night’s game with just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter and sank a pull-up jumper shortly after. He logged 21 minutes off the Jazz bench, scoring nine points on 4-of-12 shooting (1-of-6 from beyond the arc) and one steal.
“He has a hunger about him,” Snyder said of Clarkson, via ESPN.
Clarkson and the Jazz have won six of their last seven games. They’ll look to keep their momentum rolling on Saturday, when they’ll take on the L.A. Clippers inside the Staples Center.