The 2019 NBA season is weeks away — and all 30 teams have kicked off training camp this week, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and their Fil-Am star, Jordan Clarkson.
Before Clarkson and his teammates hit the hardwood, the Cavs held a media day recently, where the 6th-year NBA player talked about his expectations for the season.
“I’m just gonna come here and play and do what I do I have a role I have been playing these last years as a sixth man just coming I’m doing what I do perform and impact the game when I can.”
He also finally shed some light on an exclusive workout at Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.
“Those two days I learned so much. We competed too towards the end of each day. It was great it was an amazing process.”
2019 is a big year for Clarkson who was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Cavs in the middle of the 2018 season. The 4-year-50 million dollar contract he signed in his third year wraps up at the end of 2020.
During the summer he joined one of the premier agencies in the NBA, Klutch Sports, which also represents Lebron James.
While Clarkson said that he’s not rushing an extension deal, he’d be happy to stay for the long run with the Cavs.
“I love the arena, I love the culture we’re creating here, so hopefully we’ll be in a Cleveland jersey for a long time.”
As Clarkson runs the floor in Ohio, Fil-Am Coach Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat kicked off training camp in West Palm Beach Florida.
“We’re trying to build our system, get guys comfortable with that get them confident playing with each other while the same time make evaluations,” said Spoelstra.
As practices pick up, Preseason games are set to kick off by the end of next week.