The deal cannot be finalized until Thursday. The news was first reported by The Athletic.
Clarkson had a career year in his age 30 season for the Jazz, averaging nearly 21 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 44.4% from the field. He helped lead the charge for a Utah team that surprised many by being in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race for much of the season.
Clarkson is a three-level scorer who was among the league leaders in drives per game at 15.6, according to NBA.com, and shot nearly 70% within 3 feet of the rim. Combined with his pull-up shooting — he canned 34% of his pull-up 3-pointers last season — Clarkson has shown the ability to consistently put defenses in a bind.
While a full-time starter for the Jazz this past season, Clarkson has mostly thrived in a bench role throughout his career. His 15.2 points per game as a reserve is the highest average of any player with at least 300 games played off the bench since starters were tracked in 1970-71, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Clarkson won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2020-21.
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.
Sources – Jazz, Jordan Clarkson finalizing 3-year extension