Jordan Clarkson is here to stay.
Utah Jazz Clarkson made it his top priority when it opened a free agency window in the NBA at 4 PM GMT on Friday. Just under 90 minutes later, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski stated that Clarkson, who is an unrestricted free agent, would remain in jazz costume.
League sources confirmed to Deseret News that Jazz and Clarkson have agreed on a four-year deal worth $ 52 million. The contract gives Jazz the option to stay with Clarkson for the duration of the deal, but it also keeps Clarkson at a favorable team rate that can be transferred in the future if needed.
Clarkson, who joined jazz in December as the focus of a deal that sent Dante Exum to the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaged 15.6 points per game and shot 36.6% of three while playing the role of sixth-man jazz this season.
When the jazz team took a step to bring Clarkson to Utah, they knew they needed to boost scoring on the bench and ended up with more than they bargained for with Clarkson sometimes taking charge in matches when the stars were on a night off.
Just minutes after the Clarkson deal was announced, news emerged that Derek Favers had agreed to a deal to reunite with Team Jazz.
Jazz used the $ 9.2 million mid-level exception to bring the franchises back on a three-year deal, according to league sources.