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Jordan Clarkson | Guard | #8

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 194
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Clarkson shot 3-of-8 from three Saturday vs. the Nuggets, scoring 13 points (5-of-12 FGs) with four rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.
After scoring 13 points in Friday's loss to the Jazz, Clarkson matched that point total in the final game of the Cavaliers' six-game road trip. The fifth-year guard, Cleveland's most consistent bench scorer, has been quiet recently as he's averaging 13.8 points per game with shooting splits of 39.7/39.3/80.0. Clarkson will certainly have opportunities to produce given the state of Cleveland's bench, which is a good reason to use him in standard leagues. Jan 20 - 2:28 AM

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Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Hood has been dealing with a nagging Achilles injury since December. He was able to play Friday night, tallying 12 points, five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes in a loss to the Jazz. However, Cleveland may choose to sit him out on the second night of a back-to-back. Alec Burks, Jaron Blossomgame and Jordan Clarkson will divvy up extra minutes if he is ruled out.
Jan 5 - 1:46 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (sprained left foot) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Utah.

Delly had a left knee injury in late December that cost him a game, but this is the first we've heard about a foot ailment. If he doesn't suit up, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood and Collin Sexton should divvy up his 18-20 minutes.
Jan 3 - 6:05 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (left knee soreness) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Hornets.

Dellavedova essentially went from watching from the bench in Milwaukee to earning 20 minutes a night with the Cavs, so it's not surprising that his knee has flared up. With the Cleveland on the second leg of a back-to-back set, we'd bet on Dellavedova sitting this one out, which would translate to more minutes for Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson. Stay tuned.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 02:06:00 PM

Rodney Hood (toe) and Jordan Clarkson (back) will be game-time decisions for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee.

If Hood can't give it a go, Alec Burks will likely be looking at another start, and he'll get all the run he can handle if both Hood and Clarkson are unavailable. Jaron Blossomgame could also get another start, but Burks is the guy you want to target in fantasy hoops.
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 06:40:00 PM

Rodney Hood (right toe sprain) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. Washington.

Hood hurt his toe in Friday's loss to Sacramento and was unable to return to the contest. Both Alec Burks and Jordan Clarkson played well on Friday and will again see plenty of playing time if Hood is ruled out. Burks will be a popular streaming/DFS option, considering his surprising success since coming to Cleveland.
Sat, Dec 8, 2018 01:43:00 PM

Coach Larry Drew said he was unsure if Rodney Hood (sore right foot) will be available to play Saturday vs. Washington.

Hood exited Friday's loss to the Kings due to the foot issue and was unable to return. Alec Burks and Jordan Clarkson would be the primary beneficiaries if Hood is ruled out. Burks had 22/7/9 on Friday night in 38 minutes and Clarkson had 26/4/1 in 30 minutes.
Sat, Dec 8, 2018 09:20:00 AM

Per Joe Vardon of The Athletic, J.R. Smith "will no longer be actively with the Cavs."

Smith has recently reiterated his desire to be traded and "has no interest in playing for a team that has no interest in winning." According to Vardon, Smith will work with the team to trade him, and in the meantime will work out on his own. Smith had very little fantasy value even when he was active, and belongs on waivers in all formats now. Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson should see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland.
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 01:08:00 PM

J.R. Smith (sore right elbow) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season opener against the Raptors.

He was doubtful heading into this one, so Smith getting ruled out isn't surprising. It's unclear what role he'll have in the rotation this season, so he should be on the waiver wire everywhere. Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson will pick up a majority of the two-guard minutes tonight.
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Updating a previous item, J.R. Smith (sore right elbow) is doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Smith did not play in the team's preseason finale on Friday and missed practice Tuesday afternoon. He has been diagnosed with elbow soreness. Smith took an MRI which revealed no structural damage. If Smith remains sidelined, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson could see an uptick in minutes on Wednesday. Smith can be dropped in standard leagues.
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Rodney Hood stepped up during Game 3 on Wednesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, two blocks and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

Hood wasn't in the rotation for Games 1 and 2 but coach Ty Lue opted to use him ahead of struggling Jordan Clarkson (DNP-CD) tonight. He rewarded his coach's faith and gave Cleveland's second unit a big lift, while simultaneously thrilling DFS owners who plugged him into lineups as a cheap punt play. The defense left plenty to be desired but Cleveland needs his scoring and he should see 24+ minutes again on Friday.
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Cavs coach Ty Lue said he plans to play Rodney Hood in Game 3 on Wednesday night.

"We're going to give Rodney [Hood] a chance, see how he does," said Lue after practice on Tuesday. Jordan Clarkson has been awful of late, averaging just 2.0 points (on 20 percent shooting) and 0.3 assists in 11.5 minutes over Cleveland's last three games. Hood has struggled this postseason as well, but the Cavs really have nothing to lose by giving him a shot, as Clarkson was a net negative.
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 01:11:00 PM

George Hill (back spasms) is questionable for Friday's Game 6 vs. the Pacers.

Hill, who tweaked his back early in the series, was sidelined for Games 4 and 5. Jose Calderon has started each of the last two games. Calderon finished with six points, two rebounds and zero assists across 20 minutes in Game 5. Jordan Clarkson had four points, one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes off the bench. This is a situation to avoid from a DFS perspective.
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Jose Calderon made another fill-in start on Wednesday with six points, two boards, two steals and a pair of 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

George Hill (back spasms) is day-to-day and his absence has thrust Calderon into the starting role, albeit with limited usage alongside usage-monster LeBron James. Jordan Clarkson could benefit with Hill out of commission but he only had four points, one board and one assist in 15 minutes tonight, and it's hard to trust any Cavalier beyond LeBron for DFS value.
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 10:29:00 PM

George Hill (back spasms) remains listed as questionable for Game 5 vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

Hill, who was sidelined for Game 4, is in danger of missing his second straight game. It appears we won't have a final determination on Hill's status until coach Ty Lue speaks with reporters prior to tonight's game. Jose Calderon and Jordan Clarkson will divvy up point guard minutes if Hill is ruled out.
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 12:26:00 PM

Coach Tyronn Lue said that George Hill (back spasms) was able to go through some shooting drills at Tuesday's practice but remains questionable for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Hill has been limited since his back flared up on him in Game 1, and was forced to sit out Game 4. We should have an update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Lue did say that if Hill was cleared to play, he would start rather than come off the bench. If Hill is unable to play, then Jose Calderon and Jordan Clarkson will once again split minutes at point guard.
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 01:05:00 PM

George Hill (back spasms) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Wednesday's Game 5 vs. Indiana.

Fortunately, the MRI taken on Hill's back over the weekend was clean. However, he was unable to play in Game 4. Jose Calderon started at point guard and finished with five points and two assists in 19 minutes. Jordan Clarkson had 12 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench. Calderon and Clarkson will again be asked to divvy minutes at PG in Game 5 if Hill is unable to play.
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 09:53:00 AM

George Hill (left ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Tuesday's contest against Toronto.

This will be the second straight game Hill has missed due to the ankle injury he suffered last Friday when he stepped on Rajon Rondo's foot. Jose Calderon will likely draw another start, and Jordan Clarkson will see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Of the two, Clarkson is the more attractive fantasy pickup.
Tue, Apr 3, 2018 09:25:00 AM

J.R. Smith (illness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. New Orleans.

Smith is coming off one of his better games of the season. In Wednesday's win over the Hornets, he tallied 19 points (on 8-of-9 shooting), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes. Kyle Korver (foot) has also been ruled out of Friday's contest. If Smith is unable to play, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood would see an uptick in playing time.
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 11:23:00 AM

George Hill scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 37 minutes.

Hill got off to a really slow start in this one, missing his first three shots with his first make coming on a buzzer-beating trey to end the first half. He was much more aggressive in the second half, though, scoring 12 of his 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Clarkson finished with 18 points (6-of-12 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), one 3-pointer and one rebound in 28 minutes off the bench.
Sun, Mar 25, 2018 04:55:00 PM
Kyle Korver - G/F - Jazz

Kyle Korver (sore right foot) is headed for a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee.

The Cavs want Korver to go through his pregame routine before an official decision is made on his status, but if he is forced to sit, we'd likely see J.R. Smith back in the starting lineup with more minutes falling to Jordan Clarkson. Stay tuned.
Mon, Mar 19, 2018 05:32:00 PM

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