Jordan Clarkson scored a game-high 28 points in Wednesday's win vs. the Knicks, making 12-of-21 shots with two 3-pointers, five rebounds and two assists.
Advice: Clarkson did his damage in a season-high 34 minutes and showed no ill effects from the back soreness that limited him on Monday. That injury is the likely culprit for his single-digit scoring in two straight games, prior to which he'd been cruising as an every-night scorer. There won't be many assists or defensive stats, but Clarkson does enough offensively to be owned in most competitive leagues.
Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points Wednesday on 12-of-21 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the New York Knicks 113-106. Clarkson pulled down five rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 34:02 of playing time. Clarkson went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Clarkson will play Monday despite dealing with a tight back, according to The Athletic.
Advice: Clarkson had to sit out the final stretch Saturday because of the injury.
Jordan Clarkson (back) will play on Monday vs. the Bucks.
Advice: He won't be 100 percent though, as Clarkson reportedly looked "sore" at the morning shootaround. Clarkson is averaging a career-high 16.3 points per game and will get more looks tonight if Rodney Hood (toe, questionable) can't go.
Jordan Clarkson (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.
Advice: According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Clarkson looked "sore" at the morning shootaround. He picked up the injury over the weekend vs. the Wizards, as coach Larry Drew kept him on the bench during the fourth quarter due to back tightness. With Rodney Hood (toe) considered questionable, Alec Burks may get all the touches he can handle and has been on fire since joining the Cavs with 14.3 points, 5.8 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 triples.
Jordan Clarkson scored nine points Monday on 4-of-13 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-92. Clarkson pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 20:16 on the floor.
Jordan Clarkson (back) was held to nine points on 4-of-13 shooting vs. the Bucks on Monday.
Advice: He played just 20 minutes, but that had more to do with the score than his back issue. Clarkson managed to grab five boards with three assists, and maybe his owners should give him another chance since he was putting up a career-high 16.3 points per game with 2.0 assists and 1.5 triples prior to Monday. His upside is limited to those three categories and FT% (85.5), though.
Jordan Clarkson scored seven points Saturday on 2-of-9 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Washington Wizards 116-101. Clarkson grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +23 in his 22:39 of playing time. Clarkson went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Jordan Clarkson scored seven points (2-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with two rebounds, two assists, and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.
Advice: Clarkson didn't play in the fourth quarter due to back tightness, according to coach Larry Drew. However, the Cavs were up 21 entering the quarter and the game never got close so it was likely just precautionary. This was just Clarkson's third game scoring fewer than 10 points all season.
Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points Friday on 11-of-19 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Sacramento Kings 129-110. Clarkson pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 29:53 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Clarkson went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.