Utah Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Shares Message Of Encouragement During Coronavirus Pandemic
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson shared a video message of encouragement during the coronavirus pandemic.
Clarkson shared the video on YouTube on Friday, March 27.
“Yo, what’s up? It’s Jordan Clarkson. Going through, you know, a tough time right now with this virus. Just wanted to wish some encouragement to you guys. Keep staying strong. This time will pass,” said the Jazz guard. “Just keep staying in your house. Staying, you know, distance from people and just enjoy the time that you have in the house with family or friends and you know, we’ll be back stronger than ever and we’ll be back in the Vivint soon. Peace.”
The sixth man is in the middle of his first season with the Jazz. He was traded to Utah by the Cleveland Cavaliers in December 2019.
Since arriving in Utah, Clarkson has led the team’s second-unit in 34 games. He’s averaged 15.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 25.3 minutes per game with the Jazz.
Clarkson joined other members of the Jazz roster who’ve posted messages of positivity and encouragement in recent weeks.
Jazzmen Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, who both tested positive for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, each shared messages on the NBA’s official Twitter account during their time in self-isolation and quarantine.
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