Jordan Clarkson and the Utah Jazz were supposed to come into this season and be a bottom-dwelling team.
The front office traded away Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert in a fire sale over the summer, putting the pieces perfectly in place for a lot of tanking and draft position posturing.
Clarkson and the players didn’t get the memo, though. He is averaging 16.5 points per game on 36 percent shooting from beyond the arc, and the Jazz are presently are a top-3 team in the Western Conference.
On Monday, Clarkson proved that he isn’t just adept at killing it on the court. He also absolutely beasted his Halloween costume in 2022. The Jazz star opted to recreate an iconic Edward Scissorhands photo, and he did precisely that:
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You love to see it. And other NBA players immediately flocked into his comment section with replies.
“Tough,” Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma said.
“Dope,” Rudy Gobert commented.
Aside from maybe Jordyn Woods’ costume, Clarkson’s effort undoubtedly topped everyone else’s. And from a historical perspective, only Rajon Rondo’s infamous offering from a few years back could be considered better.
Clarkson definitely delivered on Halloween. Now it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.
The Jazz are winning at the moment, but it is hard to see that continuing for the entirety of the season. Squads are rusty. But as the year progresses, they’ll get their sea legs under them. And at that point, on-roster talent starts to matter more.
Clarkson would be well-suited on a championship contender or decently good squad that needs a scoring threat. There are 2 teams currently considered as legitimate trade suitors for him. Time will tell if either one pulls the trigger.
Nobody does Halloween like Philly. https://t.co/gJjsMfjylF
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2022
One way or another, Clarkson will keep doing what he is doing. He is that consistent when it comes to playing his role in the league at this juncture.
Will he be in Utah or elsewhere come season’s end, though?
An answer will emerge in the coming weeks and months.
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