Besides Lou Williams, who would be the 6MOY? Clarkson is the #2 bench scorer in the league.
Clarkson is in the top 15 in PER ratings for point guards, and he has a better defensive rating than a lot of them. When you say he’s vastly overpriced, you can’t possibly be comparing him to:
Schroder (PER 17.92) $15M
Jrue Holiday (16.96) $25.8M
Dragic (16.25) $17M
Conley (15.8 PER) $28M
Teague (15.02 PER) $19M
Rubio (PER 13.96) $14.25M
Jackson (PER 15.41) $16M
Hill (PER 13.97) $19M
It’s funny how PER works. 15 is supposed to be league average and the #30 player right now is Jeff Teague. With 30 teams in the league, the very bottom starting point guard, Teague represents league average.
Jeff Teague is surrounded by KAT, Butler and Wiggins, so his assist rate will be better than when Clarkson threw the ball to the Lakers who shot 31.9% from the 3-point line most of the season. But I’d much rather have Clarkson than someone like Teague.
It will be interesting to see how Clarkson plays the rest of the season and into the playoffs.