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The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade guard Dante Exum and two next-spherical picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Jordan Clarkson, league resources instructed ESPN.
The Jazz are hoping Clarkson can provide a enhance to their bench scoring.
Exum, the No. five general decide in the 2014 NBA draft, has struggled to remain healthful in his vocation but has proven glimpses of his elevated draft stock.
The Jazz will mail Cleveland 2022 (by means of San Antonio) and 2023 (via Golden Condition) second-spherical picks, sources stated. This was the NBA’s initially trade considering that the Houston-Oklahoma City deal centered on Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul on July 11.
Clarkson comes with a $13.four million expiring agreement. Exum has two yrs, $19.two million left on his agreement. The Cavaliers will develop a $three.eighty three million trade exception, which they have 1 calendar year to use, ESPN entrance office insider Bobby Marks described.
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The Cavaliers are scheduling to start off uprooting veterans on the roster to obtain extra draft picks and youthful belongings. Clarkson, 27, is averaging fourteen.six details for every match this season, together with a time-high 33 points on twelve-of-27 taking pictures in Friday’s victory about Memphis.
The Cavaliers are projected to have $28 million-in addition in income cap room for free company.
Cleveland standard manager Koby Altman and Utah common supervisor Justin Zanik have a solid performing marriage, which has incorporated doing work with each other on a few trades in the previous 3 a long time. The Jazz obtained Kyle Korver for Alec Burks and two next-spherical picks in November 2018, and Utah and Cleveland labored with Sacramento on a three-way deal at the February 2018 trade deadline that involved Cleveland trading Jae Crowder for Utah’s Rodney Hood.