3 Trade Destinations For Utah's Jordan Clarkson

The Utah Jazz have a number of players who could be had for the right price, according to reports, and the latest news dropped by Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report is the Jordan Clarkson has several "contending teams" interested him. 

"There are contending teams out there [who] are calling in, looking to see how they can get Jordan Clarkson," said Haynes. "I'm told he is available to be had for the right package, the right assets."

However, he also adds that Clarkson "loves" being in Utah, and isn't really interested in moving. In fact, he just signed a three-year, $55 million contract renegotiation and extension this past summer. 

But Trader Danny (Jazz CEO Danny Ainge) seems to be getting an itchy trigger finger. 

He's averaging 16.6 points with a career-high 4.9 assists, though his outside shot is lagging this season, at just 29.5% from beyond the arc. 

3 possible landing spots:

Los Angeles Lakers

Clarkson began his career in Purple &  Gold, playing 3 ½ seasons there. The Lakers know full well about the kind of offense he can generate off the bench. And the beauty here is that the team is already strong defensively, so they can get away with hiding his defensive weakness. 

Houston Rockets 

A team on the rise, that fancies themselves as a potential contender. They've added some major pieces this season, but their bench could still use some serious help: They've scored the seventh-fewest bench points in the NBA this season. Who better than a former Sixth Man of the Year to give that a major boost? 

Miami Heat

Another team that roots itself in defensive principles to cover for Clarkson, the combo guard's scoring is an asset that they could use in the backcourt. 

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