• Jordan Clarkson played for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games
  • He played for the Cavaliers before getting traded to the Jazz
  • JC is averaging 16 points per game for Utah

Just how much is Jordan Clarkson’s net worth and how will his recent fine play for the Utah Jazz affect his next contract?

Clarkson has seen his career blossom after getting traded to the Jazz from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jazz’s second unit needs some scoring punch and the former Lakers guard is tailor fit for that hole. He is now averaging 16 points per game for his current team. Fans of Utah who once were skeptic about the trade are now believers of Clarkson.

Before, the second unit of Utah was only averaging 26.9 points per game, one of the lowest in the NBA. After his arrival, they are now giving 36.8 per game, which is good for 18th spot in the league, per FanSided.

Bench productions are crucial as it gives time and lifts pressure to starters. Coach Quin Snyder can now afford to rest stars and preserve them in time for the postseason. Clarkson’s dexterity inside the court means he can play 1 to 3 positions and give that instant spark off the bench. But for the seven-year veteran, his focus is learning how to play defense.

In 2016, he signed a five-year deal worth $50 million for the Cavaliers. The Jazz now assumes the rest of his salary after the trade. Once his contract is up, expect the Filipino-American to demand a bigger contract which he rightfully deserves. If he can help the Jazz team reach deep in the playoffs, it will be a no-brainer for the team to offer a lucrative extension.

He once donned the national team jersey for the Philippines and played as an import in the 2018 Asian Games. It is no secret Filipinos are addicted to anything basketball related and brands did not waste time signing him to deals. One such commercial he made which was released in the Philippines was with beer brand Heineken. He also featured in a commercial for a popular broadband network before.

JC has been rocking Nike shoes ever since. So far, he laced up the Nike Kobe AD mid, Nike LeBron 11 “What The”, Nike Kobe x Kyrie 3 “Mamba Mentality” and Nike Hyperdunk ’08 “FTB” while playing for the Lakers, according to SLAM Online. If Clarkson can keep up and be consistent this season, he could see a possible 6th Man of the Year nomination this season.

Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Clarkson #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Sean M. Haffey