Miami gets: Jordan Clarkson, Kelly Olynyk
Utah gets: Kyle Lowry, Caleb Martin
With Utah’s young guards like Collin Sexton, Keyonte George and Kris Dunn assuming larger roles in the rotation, it’s unclear how Jordan Clarkson factors into Utah’s future plans. They signed him to a three-year contract worth north of $20 million annually, and there could be some buyer’s remorse.
If Utah is looking to get off that contract, they could send it and the expiring contract of Kelly Olynyk to Miami in exchange for Lowry and Caleb Martin.
Martin would be a solid acquisition for a Jazz team seeking to build through the middle but doesn’t have any legitimate small-forward-sized players.
For the Heat, Clarkson is a natural scorer who could come off the bench and juice the 20th-rated offense. The starting lineup wouldn’t have a traditional point guard but with Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo there’s enough ball-handling in that group to get by.
Olynyk went to the Finals with the Heat in 2020 and is a proven piece who could factor into the playoff rotation.