Another report Jazz open to trading Jordan Clarkson

Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reported last week that Jordan Clarkson, John Collins, and Collin Sexton were tradeable.

Clarkson, forced back into a starting point guard role after winning Sixth Man of the Year in Utah, is averaging 16.6 points and 4.9 assists.

Clarkson may be easier to trade for the Jazz next July. He is making $23.5 million in the final year of his last contract, but on July 1, his two-year, $28.4 million contract extension begins.

A contender seeking bench scoring may be interested in Clarkson, but that's a lot of salary and the team will want to send Utah a bad contract and likely a pick.

As expected of a Danny Ainge-led team, expect trade rumors at the deadline in Utah. Putting together a trade is much harder.

Multiple reports say guards Jordan Clarkson and Talen Horton-Tucker opted into their final seasons, while Kelly Olynyk had his contract fully guaranteed.

The Jazz acquired Clarkson in December 2019 and signed him to a four-year, $51.52 million contract in November 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed free agency.

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