Jordan Clarkson Turns Down Utah Jazz Extension Offers

Jordan Clarkson has reportedly turned down contract extension offers from the Utah Jazz, per NBA Insider Marc Stein.

Clarkson and the Jazz reportedly opened up extension talks a couple of weeks ago, but it seems like both sides have failed to reach an agreement on a new deal.

The 6-foot-5 guard has a player option worth $14.3 million next season and could become a free agent should he decline it this upcoming offseason.

Clarkson is averaging a career-best 20.6 points and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from three. He has assumed a starting role with the Jazz after serving as a Sixth Man for most of his career.

The Jazz traded away its two stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert and a high-level role player in Bojan Bogdanovic in the offseason and was seen as a team tanking for prized 2023 rookie Victor Wembanyama.

But Utah started out the 2022-23 season strong with a 10-3 record. However, they have since fallen to 20-21 for 10th place in the Western Conference standings.

Should the Jazz decide to blow it up, it may be best for them to get the best value for Clarkson while he is in the midst of a career season.

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