The Milwaukee Bucks have delivered “a lot of interest” to land Fil-Am microwave guard Jordan Clarkson via trade.
“Milwaukee showed a lot of interest in him,” The Athletic’s Tony Jones said on his appearance in The Bill Riley Show. “But the Jazz would have had to take back George Hill in a potential trade, and they weren’t going to do that. That was kind of a non-starter for them.
“But other than Milwaukee, I don’t think there’s really been a serious suitor for Jordan.”
Following the exits of Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Bojan Bogdanovic, Clarkson, alongside Mike Conley, is being viewed by league circles as the next guys out for the rebuild-entering Jazz. But as he currently remains in the club and participating in their training camp, speculations persist that he will perhaps stick around Salt Lake City for the meantime.
Though the Bucks already feature a complete offensive ammo behind the productions of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis, a potential addition of Clarkson will bolster their outputs and firepower off the bench. The former Sixth Man of the Year has averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 boards, 2.5 assists in 79 appearances last season for Utah.
The Bucks appear silently working behind the scenes and could splash a deal in the future. It was revealed recently that they also expressed interest in gaining the disgruntled Jae Crowder from the Phoenix Suns for a much-needed defensive switching purposes that they are missing since the parting ways of P.J. Tucker.