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Jordan Clarkson | Guard | #8

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 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

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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

Lonzo Ball (left knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, as expected.

Ball was never expected to take the court tonight after sitting out Tuesday's practice, and with him watching from the sidelines, Tyler Ennis figures to earn another start with more minutes falling to Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers take on the Pacers on Friday, and for now, we'll be considering Ball questionable for that one.
Jan 17 - 12:49 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

Ball wasn't able to practice on Tuesday and head coach Luke Walton said he didn't expect Ball to be able to get out there on Wednesday night, so the doubtful tag confirms the obvious. Tyler Ennis figures to earn another start on Wednesday if Ball sits, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson.
Jan 16 - 3:28 PM

Lonzo Ball (sprained left knee) was unable to practice on Tuesday.

The MRI on Ball's knee came back clean and ruled out any structural damage; however, he was unable to play Monday vs. Memphis. Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Ball to play on Wednesday against OKC, and owners can expect official confirmation following Wednesday morning's shootaorund. If he's out, Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson will continue to see extended minutes.
Jan 16 - 1:39 PM

Lonzo Ball (sprained left knee) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

L.A. is erring on the side of caution, predictably, but it doesn't sound serious and an MRI has already ruled out structural damage. His absence opens up the backcourt for Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson, and maybe we'll even see Gary Payton II in the rotation tonight. Owners should consider Ball questionable for Wednesday's game in OKC.
Jan 15 - 4:26 PM

Lakers coach Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball's sprained left shoulder is "feeling better."

"It’s something we’re just going to keep treating and if he feels good enough to go, we’ll get him on the court for shooting, after that we’ll get him to practice and then we’ll get him back on the court." Ball has already been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets and Monday's game vs. the Wolves, but if he practices on Tuesday we could see him return as soon as Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder. Jordan Clarkson will continue to benefit in his absence and is averaging 19.7 points, 5.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.3 triples over his last three games.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Jordan Clarkson, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Andrew Bogut are starting for the Lakers on Christmas night.

Clarkson will start for Lonzo Ball (shoulder) and Hart is in for Brandon Ingram (quad) tonight. With the Lakers banged up both Clarkson and Hart should be busy tonight, while Tyler Ennis should also see some extra run for L.A.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 10:22:00 PM

An MRI revealed a left shoulder sprain for Lonzo Ball and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

Obviously, Ball won't be playing on Christmas, and it's somewhat surprising that he's going to miss an entire week considering he was able to play through the injury on Saturday. It'll be interesting to see who Luke Walton brings into the starting five while Ball is on the sidelines, but the decision will likely be between Jordan Clarkson and Josh Hart. Hart is coming off a nice 11-point, 10-board outing, so he's on the radar as a potential speculative add in deep leagues. Even if Clarkson doesn't enter the starting five, he should see more consistent playing time while Ball is out.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not be available for Wednesday's game in Houston.

As part of KCP's plea deal stemming from a DUI arrest last year, Caldwell-Pope will be required to remain in California for 25 days, so he will not be able to travel to Houston for Wednesday's game. With KCP unavailable, we could see Jordan Clarkson or Corey Brewer get the start, and Kyle Kuzma should see a bump in usage.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to start in his regular-season debut on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

KCP has served his two-game suspension, so he should be starting the rest of the way, which will result in Corey Brewer heading back to the bench. There also might not be quite as many minutes available for Jordan Clarkson, and Lonzo Ball could see a minor dip in usage. Feel free to get Caldwell-Pope active.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Luke Walton said he's considering throwing Kyle Kuzma into the starting lineup for the first two games of the season while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope serves his suspension.

Josh Hart (Achilles), Jordan Clarkson, Corey Brewer, Luol Deng and Kuzma are all being considered by Walton as potential starters sans KCP, but if Kuzma gets the starting nod, he'd be someone to consider as a potential punt play in daily leagues.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reportedly had a meeting with the Lakers on Tuesday.

KCP is an unrestricted free agent, and the Lakers are one of the few teams out there with enough cap space to sign him, so there's a real chance that he could strike a deal with Los Angeles. The Lakers like to push the tempo, and Caldwell-Pope would easily be a starter there, so this would be a decent landing spot for him in terms of fantasy hoops. Jordan Clarkson's value would take somewhat of a hit with KCP in town.
Tue, Jul 11, 2017 06:46:00 PM

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