2. Jordan Clarkson
A player whose name has been involved in trade chatter, Jordan Clarkson could once again be traded at the deadline. The Utah Jazz guard has twice been traded before the NBA Trade Deadline.
Even though he's bounced around the league, his tenure in Utah has been one to behold. Clarkson won the Sixth Man of the Year in his first season in Utah, averaging 18.4 points per game. Since then, Clarkson has evolved into a more than willing passer.
Throughout his early seasons in the association, Clarkson was more of a one-dimensional gunner. He had never averaged more than 3.5 assists before last season. This season, the Jazz guard is averaging 5.3 assists per contest.
Clarkson's assist numbers have increased as he's moved to the bench. As a reserve, the Missouri product averages 5.8 assists per game as opposed to 4.9 as a starter. Not only has his assist numbers improved, but he's also played with more efficiency.
Off the pine, Clarkson is shooting five percent better from the floor and four percent better from downtown. He seems to be more of a natural fit off the bench due to his lack of quality defense. Among regular contributors, Clarkson holds the second-worst defensive rating on the Utah roster.
As a Timberwolf, Clarkson would get the opportunity to suit up next to Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Kyle Anderson, two fantastic defenders. Clarkson's focus would essentially be scoring and playmaking, his strong suits.