For many NBA players, being traded to a new team does more harm than good to their careers.
But 28-year-old Jordan Clarkson, who saw two team moves in a span of a year after transferring from the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and then to the Utah Jazz, took the opportunity in stride and has made the most out of it.
Now, flourishing as the Sixth Man of the Year with the league’s best team, Clarkson has found his niche — all thanks to the new organization he now calls home.
Right after being presented with the award, Clarkson spoke about how being in Utah changed everything in his career for the better.
The Filipino-American guard has seen the best play of his career with the Jazz, gaining his first NBA career accolade since being named NBA All-Rookie Team in 2015.
He flourished with the Jazz, who decided to give him a four-year extension after only playing a total of 42 games in the prior season.