Some months ago, the OKC and the Rockets agreed to the blockbuster trade that switched All-star point guards, Russel Westbrook and Chris Paul. After this trade, there have been no trades in the NBA until tonight.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to send Filipino-American shooting guard, Jordan Clarkson to the Utah Jazz for Dance Exum and two future second-round picks. Brian Windhorst of ESPN said that the picks are a 2022 pick from the San Antonio Spurs and a 2023 pick from the Golden State Warriors.
Utah Jazz had signed Exum to a three-year, $33 million contract some months ago, but his injuries continue to hurt him as his career goes on. The Australian has played just 67 total regular-season games over the last three years.
Clarkson, in exchange, will provide more games after having missed just 5 total games over the previous four seasons. The Filipino-American is just only 27 years old and is averaging 14.6 points per game while shooting 37% behind the three-point line.
The Cavs will add Exum to a number of point guards in the team to fulfill their potential. Cleveland already boasts their super-sophomore guard Collin Sexton and 2019’s fifth overall pick Darius Garland.