Utah Jazz Acquire Clarkson, Move Exum and Two Picks to Cleveland
The Utah Jazz have decided to give up on the Dante Exum experiment.
Drafted fifth overall in 2014, the Australian point guard has failed to live up to the lofty expectations attached to him on Draft night.
Some comparisons even included the Aussie version of Magic Johnson due to his incredible skillset as a taller point guard. But six years later, the Jazz have opted to cut ties and move on. Be it injuries or an inability to find a true role, Exum has not been able to show any promise in Utah and looked to be in desperate need of a fresh start.
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
He’ll now get it on a rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers team.
On Monday evening, news broke via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the Jazz have acquired the expiring contract of Jordan Clarkson for Exum along with two second round picks. The Jazz will receive an extra scoring punch off the bench in Clarkson, who is also shooting 37 percent from long range, while the Cavs get cap relief along with some additional picks and a chance to revitalize a one-time super-prospect’s NBA career.
Exum has been averaging just 2.2 points through 11 games with the Jazz. Clarkson has played well coming off the bench for the Cavaliers, averaging 14.6 points a night on a 58.1 true shooting percentage.