NBA Trade Rumors: Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton ‘Could Become Available’

NBA Trade Rumors: Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton ‘Could Become Available’
Julia StumbaughJune 15, 2024

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Some NBA executives believes that the Utah Jazz will consider trading Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson this summer, according to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto.

Scotto reports that there is “a belief from rival executives” that both guards “could become available on the trade market.”

Executives also believe that some of Utah’s picks in the 2024 NBA Draft “are ready available on the trade market as the Jazz attempt to upgrade the roster,” Scotto wrote.

The Jazz are currently set to select twice in the first round with the No. 10 and No. 29 picks, and again in Round 2 with No. 32.

Both Sexton and Clarkson have two years remaining on their contract before the pair is set to hit unrestricted free agency in 2026.

Sexton averaged 18.7 points and 4.9 assists through 78 games and 51 starts in his second season for the Jazz. He is set to cost $18.35 million against the cap in 2024-25.

Although Sexton was solid for the Jazz as a regular starter through the final two months of the season, Utah was also leaning heavily on 2023 first-round pick Keyonte George during that stretch.

If the Jazz decide to lean on George as their primary point guard in the future, the team could decide to trade Sexton rather than limiting him to a smaller role.

Clarkson meanwhile recorded 17.1 points and 5.0 assists through 55 games and 19 starts in his fourth full season with Utah.

The former Sixth Man of the Year’s cap hit will land at just over $14 million next season, a significant decrease from last season’s $23.5 million salary.

That could likely make it easier for the Jazz to find a place to move Clarkson, although his career-low 29.4 shooting percent from behind the arc last season will likely give potential trade partners pause.

Despite a late-season surge by the Jazz, Utah finished the 2023-24 season with a 31-51 record. Whether or not Clarkson and Sexton are involved, Utah’s second consecutive playoff miss will certainly necessitate some roster retooling this summer.

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