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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
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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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Jordan Clarkson scored 12 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 14 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

Unlike in the playoffs, Clarkson has been solid as a shooter and his shot selection isn't terrible. He's been subbing in at shooting guard most of the time and was behind Rodney Hood, so coach Ty Lue may not want to put him at PG too much. Either way, Clarkson is going to need a lot of volume to have value in most leagues and he probably won't get it, so most owners may want to look elsewhere.
Oct 6 - 10:01 PM

Jordan Clarkson tallied 29 points (on 12-of-16 shooting), five triples, six assists and four rebounds for the Philippines on Friday in the 2018 Asian Games.

Clarkson finished the tournament averaging 26.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists. This serves as a nice tuneup for training camp, which begins later this month. Clarkson will be competing for backcourt minutes with George Hill, Collin Sexton and J.R. Smith.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 1 - 10:06 AM

Jordan Clarkson battled cramps while playing for the Philippines in the Asian Games, but it hasn't caused him to miss any games.

The highlight of Clarkson's tourney has been his 22-point, nine-assist, six-rebound performance in a win vs. Korea on Monday. He'll get one more chance to shine in a consolation match vs. Syria, and should be in top-gear when training camp begins in late September.
Aug 30 - 4:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Jordan Clarkson has been cleared to play for the Philippines at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Clarkson was granted a special, one-time exception to suit up for the Philippine team in Jakarta, although he will miss their first game against Khasikstan. Clarkson has dual citizenship in the US and the Philippines due to his mom being half Filipino, and it's been a goal of his for some time now to represent his Filipino heritage on the international stage.
Aug 15 - 10:56 AM

Jordan Clarkson has not been cleared to play for the Philippines national team in the Asian Games.

The hope was that Clarkson would be good to go. However, per the ESPN report, that will not happen. Fortunately, it appears he will be cleared to play for the country in the FIBA World Cup qualifying tournament in September.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 11 - 9:17 AM

Jordan Clarkson is reportedly expected to play for Philippines’ National Team in the upcoming Asian Games.

Clarkson, whose mother is from the Philippines, is on the squad's final roster. However, he still needs clearance from the NBA and the organizing committee. We should have confirmation by the end of the weekend.
Aug 9 - 12:06 PM

Jordan Clarkson scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting off the bench on Sunday, hitting two 3-pointers with two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.

Clarkson averaged 3.3 points through the first three games of the series, but he was on fire with 5-of-5 shooting in the first half tonight. He failed to score after that initial outburst, however, which typifies his unreliability against a strong defense in the postseason.
Apr 22 - 11:45 PM

Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Friday's win over the Pelicans.

He split a pair of free throws, but made all four of his 3-pointers with four rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 30 minutes. George Hill left the game with an ankle injury and wasn't able to return, so Clarkson could be looking at a short-term boost in value beginning on Sunday vs. the Mavericks. After his 5-point dud vs. the Hornets on Wednesday, there's a good chance he might be on your waiver wire.
Mar 30 - 10:51 PM

Jordan Clarkson ended up with 19 points across 32 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 114-109 win at Chicago.

Clarkson connected on 6-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, while going a perfect 3-of-3 from the free-throw stripe. He didn't contribute much else for fantasy owners, but he continues to roll up big minutes off the bench while scoring well. He continues to lead the NBA in baskets made by a reserve.
Mar 17 - 11:25 PM

Jordan Clarkson finished with 23 points across 27 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 129-107 victory in Phoenix.

Clarkson was a solid 8-of-14 from the field, including an impressive 6-of-10 from behind the 3-point line, while adding two steals and an assist with just two turnovers. As long as Rodney Hood (back) is sidelined Clarkson will see a healthy amount of minutes. He remains a solid fantasy option, as he continues to lead the NBA in baskets by a reserve.
Mar 14 - 1:03 AM

Jordan Clarkson flopped vs. the Lakers on Sunday, shooting 1-of-8 from the field to finish with four points, four assists and two turnovers in 16 minutes.

Rodney Hood (back) was out tonight and the Cavs needed their supporting cast to help LeBron James, but he was mostly on an island. J.R. Smith shot 1-of-7 from the field, Jeff Green shot 2-of-8 as a fill-in starter, and the result was a 127-113 road loss. Clarkson is better most nights but doesn't offer much beyond scoring and some 3-pointers.
Mar 12 - 12:40 AM

Jordan Clarkson ended up with 21 points across 25 minutes off the bench Friday against the Clippers.

Clarkson hit 6-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc, as he settled in nicely to his former stomping grounds. Next up is a highly-anticipated game against his former team, the Lakers, on Sunday. The 21 points were his most since his trade to the Cavs, and it was his biggest total since Jan. 23 when he scored 22 against the Celtics.
Mar 10 - 2:23 AM

Jordan Clarkson was ejected in the waning moments of Thursday's game, after throwing the ball at Dario Saric's back following a made basket.

Clarkson apparently felt Saric was running up the score with 12.2 seconds left, and he tossed the ball into his lower back. Clarkson was immediately ejected but nothing else came of the altercation, so presumably the league will let him go with just a fine. If you're relying on him for Saturday's game vs. Denver, though, it can't hurt to confirm his status before tip-off.
Mar 1 - 11:11 PM

Jordan Clarkson hit 7-of-14 shots for 17 points on Sunday, going 3-of-7 from deep with two rebounds and three turnovers.

The Cavs reportedly feel Clarkson is "a more than respectable catch-and-shoot player," and that his percentages will improve with more plays created for him. He's shooting just 36.8% on catch-and-shoots this season, but that does include a solid 37.6% mark from downtown. Fantasy owners stand to benefit if he's going one-on-one less often, so it's good news that the Cavs want to increase his catch-and-shoot attempts.
Feb 25 - 7:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Collin Sexton
SG1Rodney Hood
2Jordan Clarkson
3J.R. Smith
4John Holland
SF1Cedi Osman
2Kyle Korver
3David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Sam Dekker
3Billy Preston
C1Larry Nance
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic
4Channing Frye