Report: Cavs trade Jordan Clarkson to Jazz for Dante Exum
The Jazz will also send two future second round picks to the Cavs:
Utah will also send two future second round picks to Cleveland in the trade, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/mQBTD8h26k
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 24, 2019
In 29 games this season for the Cavs, Clarkson is averaging 14.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 88.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Clarkson will be a good volume scorer for the Jazz off their bench.
Exum never lived up to the hype of being the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft. He has career averages of just 5.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Exum missed the entire 2015-16 season due to a knee injury.
The Cavs are in rebuild mode, while the Jazz are looking to make a run to the NBA Finals. This is a good trade for the Jazz, who now have a guy who can score 20 points in Clarkson coming off their bench.
We’ll see what the future holds for Exum in Cleveland. The Cavs already have Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.
Clarkson is making $13,437,500 this season. He becomes an unrestricted free agent after the season ends. Exum, meanwhile, is making $9,100,000 this season and will earn $9,100,000 in 2020-21, the final year of his contract.