Report: Knicks Registered Trade Interest In Jazz Veterans Jordan Clarkson, Kelly Olynyk

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According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the New York Knicks registered trade interest in Utah Jazz veterans Jordan Clarkson and Kelly Olynyk.

Knicks guard Quentin Grimes came up in discussions for Clarkson and Olynyk with the Jazz.

“Whatever team can get Clarkson will be a game changer,” an NBA scout told Scotto. “I think he’s the best of the volume scorers available on the trade market.”

Clarkson is averaging 17.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks this season while shooting 42.1% from the field, 30.1% from beyond the arc and 88.7% from the free-throw line. He’s making $23.5 million in the final year of his contract.

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Meanwhile, Olynyk is averaging 8.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks while shooting 56.0% overall, 42.5% from 3 and 82.9% from the foul line. He’s making $12.2 million in the final year of his deal.

The Knicks are 31-17 on the season. They are in third place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Jazz, meanwhile, are 24-25. They are in 10th place in the Western Conference standings.

New York already made one big trade this season, acquiring OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn from the Toronto Raptors for RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley. It will be fascinating to see if Knicks president Leon Rose makes another move before the NBA trade deadline.

Clarkson has career averages of 16.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks with the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Jazz. He won the 2020-21 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.

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Meanwhile, Olynyk has career averages of 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons and Jazz.

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