Jordan Clarkson talks about the 'little milestone' he achieved this season

Jordan Clarkson may be on his way out but he sure did pull of some impressive feats.
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Jordan Clarkson has probably played his last game with the Utah Jazz, and even if not, he probably should have. He's at the point in his career where he'd better serve a team with a deeper roster, that doesn't need him to be the second or third-best player the way the Jazz do.

His time may be running out in Salt Lake City, but that doesn't mean he's not going to be well-respected when he does bid farewell to the team. He achieved a lot with the Jazz and helped guide them to the playoffs alongside Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and others. Not only that, but he's also won some hardware, winning the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2021.

He's etched his name in Jazz lore, but that wasn't all he's done for the franchise. Earlier this year he broke a multi-year streak involving the Jazz's lack of a triple-double. It was a streak that lasted for 5,801 days or nearly 16 years, and Clarkson broke it with one final rebound.

It was a moment Jazz fans needed, especially since the team started tanking not long after. It was one of the final moments of joy the fandom got to relish in, and when asked about the moment, he told the media (via;

""It (the triple-double) meant a lot. Honestly, I think I'm the — well, I am — the longest player here. Just breaking that record, seeing all the team and the guys, it just felt good. … It was a very cool little milestone to put on my list.""

Clarkson loves the state of Utah and he loves the team he's on. He's not an invaluable player, he has some upside, especially with his scoring. but his lack of defensive awareness and efficiency makes him a hard buy for a team that was so bad on defense last year. If this was the Quinn Snyder era, where the team was routinely among the better defensive teams in the NBA, Clarkson's defensive liabilities aren't as prominent.

That's not the case now, however.