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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 (rest) will not play Monday vs. the Sixers.
Clarkson has played well this preseason. Through two games, he is averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from downtown. Oct 8 - 11:56 AM

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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.
Oct 16 - 12:30 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.
Jun 7 - 12:00 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.
Jun 5 - 1:11 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.
Apr 27 - 10:20 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.
Apr 25 - 10:29 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.
Apr 25 - 12:26 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.
Apr 24 - 1:05 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.
Apr 24 - 9:53 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.
Apr 3 - 9:25 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.
Mar 30 - 11:23 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.
Mar 25 - 4:55 PM

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.
Mar 19 - 5:32 PM

Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. will be available to make their Cavs debut Sunday vs. Boston.

George Hill will also make his debut on Sunday, but will be part of the starting five. Hood, Clarkson and Nance will come off the bench vs. the Celtics. Coach Ty Lue will have to mix-and-match rotations over the next couple of weeks as he attempts to incorporate all these new players into the mix.
Feb 10 - 1:45 PM

Isaiah Thomas has been traded to the Lakers in the deal sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cavaliers.

Channing Frye is also headed to L.A. as part of the deal, along with a first-round pick from the Cavs. Josh Hart's fantasy stock dips with IT in town, and this gives the Lakers more leeway to ease back Lonzo Ball from his knee injury. Thomas is heading into unrestricted free agency and will reportedly be seeking a max deal, but L.A. reportedly hopes to retain him. The Lakers play with the fastest pace in the league, which can only help Thomas, so fantasy owners should be satisfied with his landing spot.
Feb 8 - 12:13 PM

Larry Nance has been traded to the Cavaliers.

Nance and Clarkson will head to Cleveland in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and Cleveland's first-round pick. The Cavaliers rank 13th in the NBA in pace, but you'd think that will go up with Nance and JC running the floor. Barring another move (Cleveland is linked to DeAndre Jordan), Nance will compete for minutes with Tristan Thompson and Jae Crowder, but only needs minutes in the 20s to help fantasy owners. He's a solid add, but the deadline could create better pickups.
Feb 8 - 12:07 PM

Luke Walton said that while Lonzo Ball (knee) was still limited to non-contact work during Monday's practice, "he got a little more aggressive."

To be clear, Ball will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns, and he won't be allowed to return to the court until he gets in a full-contact practice, but he does appear to be making small steps in the right direction. Josh Hart has played well as a starter over the past two games, so he's someone to think about streaming, and Jordan Clarkson will continue to see an uptick in usage with the second unit.
Feb 6 - 2:35 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Raptors, as expected.

"He's feeling better every day," said head coach Luke Walton. "[But] we are not making any plans as if he's coming back tomorrow." Walton added that the Lakers are in no rush to get Ball back, and he wants Ball to get in a full practice before returning to play. Jordan Clarkson has been the primary beneficiary with him out.
Source: ESPN
Jan 28 - 5:13 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) is doubtful for Friday's game vs. Chicago.

Ball was "not a full participant" during Thursday's practice, but it sounds like he may have done some restricted work. We should have confirmation of his status after Friday's shootaround. If he misses another game, expect Tyler Ennis to start with Alex Caruso and Jordan Clarkson earning extra minutes.
Jan 25 - 2:24 PM

As expected, Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. Boston.

This will be Ball's fifth straight game on the sidelines, and considering he's still not been able to practice, we're going to have to consider him doubtful for Friday's game in Chicago. With Ball unavailable, Tyler Ennis will have another opportunity to start with Jordan Clarkson and Alex Caruso logging extended minutes with the second unit. Clarkson is the most attractive fantasy option out of this group.
Jan 23 - 2:00 PM

Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Lonzo Ball (knee) to play Friday vs. the Pacers.

"From what I see he doesn’t look like he’s ready to start playing," said Walton. Wednesday will mark Ball's second straight game on the sidelines, and it sounds like there's a good chance that number will hit three on Friday night. Tyler Ennis will get a chance to start sans Ball, and there will be more minutes available for Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson is the most attractive fantasy target out of this group.
Jan 17 - 6:56 PM

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