Since arriving at the trade deadline four years ago, Jordan Clarkson has found a comfortable home in Utah, emerging as the Sixth Man of the Year award winner and fully embracing his abilities as a guard. beginning.
Last season, Clarkson entered the surprisingly competitive Jazz starting lineup and averaged a career-high 20.8 points and 4.4 assists per game. After another solid season, Clarkson made a slightly surprising move, as he decided to choose his player option for the 2023-24 season instead of declining it, hitting the open market and becoming an unrestricted free agent likely. very demanding.
This all paved the way for Clarkson and the Jazz to sit down and work out a contract extension, and on Sunday morning The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the two sides had found something to keep Clarkson in Utah in a foreseeable future. The 31-year-old guard and the Jazz have reached an agreement on a renegotiation and a three-year extension, which will keep him with the team through the 2025-26 season.
Utah’s Jordan Clarkson, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul and agent Brandon Cavanaugh are finalizing a three-year, $55 million contract renegotiation and extension with the Jazz, sources say @TheAthletic @Stadium. The deal includes next season and two new years until 2025-26.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2023
Clarkson has been an important piece of the puzzle since arriving in Utah, and while he chose his player option, it seemed inevitable, it’s good business on both sides to do so.