The Jazz will be playing on the second leg of a back-to-back Thursday vs. the Blazers, and they will likely be without Clarkson. He’s listed as doubtful with an ankle injury, and his absence would have a large impact on the Jazz’s second unit. Clarkson has been a huge part of their offense off the bench, which is a big reason why he’s -1150 on FanDuel Sportsbook to win the Sixth Man of the Year.
One positive for the Jazz is that this injury could mean Mike Conley will suit up vs. the Blazers. He has sat on one leg of back-to-back sets all season, but he’s not currently listed on the Jazz’s injury report. He could still be ruled out before tip-off, but there’s at least a chance that he will be in the lineup tonight.
The Jazz are currently listed as six-point favorites vs. the Blazers on FanDuel Sportsbook.