Former Los Angeles Lakers combo guard Jordan Clarkson, along with teammate Larry Nance Jr., was one of the most talked about athletes during the NBA trade deadline earlier last month, when he and Nance were involved in the mega-trade that sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to Los Angeles in an effort to clear some cap space for the Lakers.
Since being added to Cleveland's roster, Clarkson has done exactly what he was brought in to do, coming off the bench to provide that much-needed offensive spark when the secondary unit comes in for the Cavs, averaging 13.3 points on 50.6% shooting from the field in eight appearances for the Cavs.
Obviously, even if Jordan is playing the same game he used to play in Los Angeles, the stakes are much different, as the Cavaliers are in a much better position to win it all this season compared to the Lakers, and Clarkson knows this.
In a recent interview with the media after a team shootaround earlier in the week, Clarkson informed everyone that the Cavaliers had higher aspirations than Los Angeles.
"No offense to Lakers, we are playing for something more"
Well, JC may be regretting those comments right about now, because recent results are telling a different story.
Since Clarkson's comments, the Lakers have gone on a 5-game win streak, whereas the Cavaliers have dropped four of their last six games.
Jordan may want to stay a little quieter heading into the future if his words have the power to do the opposite of what he says.