Report: Cavaliers deal Jordan Clarkson to Jazz for Dante Exum
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 24, 2019 08:21 AM
The Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly trade Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Australian guard Dante Exum, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Utah sending Cavs a 2022 San Antonio second & 2023 Golden State second, per sources— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 24, 2019
It's the first in-season trade of the 2019-20 NBA season.
Wojnarowski added that the Jazz will send a pair of second-round picks to the Cavaliers. His co-worker, Brian Windhorst, added that the picks will be a 2022 San Antonio second and a 2023 Golden State second.
Clarkson is currently averaging 14.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. He has been Cleveland's source of scoring off the bench, while playing 23.0 minutes per game.
The oft-injured Exum has seen action in just 56 games the previous two seasons, and 11 games in this campaign. He's currently norming 2.2 points and 1.1 rebounds for the Jazz.
The trade sees the Jazz upgrade their scoring capabilities, while giving them another ball-handler in the wake of recent injuries to Mike Conley. The Cavaliers meanwhile roll the dice on a high-upside player that just needs to be healthy to have an impact.
Clarkson is in the final year of his current contract, while Exum will still be on the books for two seasons at $9.6 million per year, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.
Jordan Clarkson is on expiring contract with a $13.4M cap hit. Dante Exum has two years left at $9.6M per year. Cleveland will create a $3.83M trade exception and will also go from $1.3M to $5.1M below the luxury tax.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 24, 2019