After a record-breaking trade doubt, the first move of the 2019-20 season had officialy been made.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers have agreed to send Jordan Clarkson to the Jazz for young point guard Dante Exum.
The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade guard Dante Exum and two second-round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Jordan Clarkson, league sources tell ESPN.
The Jazz are hoping that Clarkson can deliver a boost to its bench scoring.
Exum, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has struggled to stay healthy in his career, but has shown glimpses of his elevated draft stock.
Cleveland has agreed to trade Jordan Clarkson to Utah for Dante Exum, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 23, 2019
With Clarkson, the Jazz get a young scoring punch to put in the second-unit. This season, Clarkson is averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 assists on 44% shooting. As they aim for a long playoff run this spring, Utah is clearly in the search for ways to make their team better, JC should do that, even if he won’t be an essential member of the team.
For Cleveland, they get some draft picks in addition to a young guard who had trouble adjusting to the NBA scene. Dante Exum will be a project for them going forward, and it will be interesting to see if they can resurrect his career.