Earl Clark: Clippers are Interested

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Should the Clippers sign Earl Clark?
Yes for part of the MLE
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Yes if it is for the minimum
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No
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CapsNClips
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@Chris_Broussard: Source: Clippers have interest in Earl Clark

Sources from beyond the grave say Broussard is just re-hashing rumors from other people. Still, I'm excited if Clark is an option.

lobcityhawaii
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Yes, lets get Earl!!! Athletic, long defender that can guard PF's, SF's, and even SG's. His outside shot is a little inconsistent but he will improve it. He's a pretty good rebounder also. If we don't get Landry, hope we can get him!

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I like Earl Clark. How much could he cost?

lobcityhawaii
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My guess is about 4-5 million a year, so close to the full MLE or the full MLE.

ClipperB23
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Clark isn't bad but I like Landry's game a lot more, I hope he signs for the MLE!

Hooligans
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What's the market for Earl Clark? I do like him but he's not worth 5mill (Cavs could overpay) and if we offer 3 mill who's to say he won't re-sign with the lakers? I know he said that he was grateful that they gave him a chance to showcase his talents. I know the clippers are a more attractive destination right now but he might be a loyal guy.

Anyways, I'm still hoping we end up with Landry. Tough/Physical/Skilled big who'd add another dimension to our offense. I wouldn't worry about his size either, he's a respectable defender and played well next to Lee who's around the same size as Blake.

What's the consensus on whether to bring back Lamar or not? I say if he's willing to come back fro the veteran minimum he's still a valuable asset to have off the bench. Last year he was great facilitating the ball but with Jamal being the only bench scorer, him making nifty passes wasn't all that helpful. But adding Landry to the equation, we could use his passing on the 2nd unit.

If we do end up signing a Landry or Speights I don't think picking up a backup Center is at all a priority since we need to give everybody enough minutes to actually be effective. Same with backup PG, with the majority of the minutes going to Paul and then Redick/Crawford being capable ball-handlers, you don't want overkill.

Still need a veteran Small Forward with some defensive ability. I don't think it's fair to ask Barnes to take a pay-cut and I don't think it's wise to spend more than 2.5 mill on him either, might be best for both sides to go their separate ways. If the clippers only have the vet min left, should we consider alleged "head-cases" Stephen Jackson or Terrence Williams? Neither is commanding a lot of cash and we could use some insurance. I like Garcia and C. Brewer as well but they might be offered contracts just outside of LACs price-range.

Oh and going back to having "too much" depth, I do NOT want to bring back Kenyon Martin if he's gonna demand to be treated like a superstar.

TheBlakeShow
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Earl Clark can back up both dudley and Blake, not a bad choice but still earl Clark or Matt Barnes?.. Idk

clipperboy24
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Would rather go with earl Clark since we need more talented bigs and he has a lot of upside. We could probably get both of them

david
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Earl Clark averaged only 3.5 points and 3 rebounds in 20 minutes in 4 games versus the Spurs in the playoffs. I'm not sure if he is worth more than the vet minimum....

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Clark won't get signed by the Cavs. I can't see them taking a SF/PF/C after they just took a SF/PF with the #1 pick, have Zeller there and Tristan Thompson. Let's not forget about Anderson Varajeo either.

If the team gets Clark, I'd be surprised if they went after Odom. Clark can play 3 different positions, is younger as well. Odom can play all 5, but he's primarily a utility guy for the 3 4 and 5 spots.

I won't complain if we get Clark, I am happy to see the team targeting solid players like Clark and Landry and getting Redick and Dudley. Better than signing guys like ( and no offense ) Willie Green and so forth.

BoomRizzle
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I can't lie, it would be a great feeling to poach the single good thing that came out of the lakers season last year.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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id rather the clips sign delfino. he is a gritty, tough defender with a deadly 3 pt shot. I'm sure you can grab him for half of what clark could cost.

dopeneon2010
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i would like him and landry then we can focus on a Damn Center!!!!

i think we might trade Dj on Feb. i also think the Doc wants to see if he can fix him or do something with him lol

DocHollywood
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Earl Clark for half the Mle would be awesome. Use the other half for Barnes.

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I'd like him for $2.5-3M, more would be pushing it and better off looking at Landry and then seeing what the market for Aminu is in terms of that versatile defender.

Clark was awful vs SA, but he only took 19 shots and a lot from the perimeter. He's still only .426 TS%, 80 Ortg and 8.9 PER in his playoff career, but his main attribute is defense and he's better as a shooter than he was before despite his disappointing Lakers showing.

@bullterrier, Delfno would be nice, though we also don't want to create a glut at SG/SF. Clark is nice because he can backup SF/PF

jaywrx7
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i like this idea... maybe it's because he was in purple n gold. plus, clark>odom at this point

botev1921
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I don't get that newly discovered love for Clark. We need a quick SF, who can defend the Durants and LeBrons and instead of at least securing Barnes at first, we are going after Clark, who sorry to day I don't value too high as a wing defender!

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Earl Clark is actually a better defender than Barnes. The problem is he is a bit offensively challenged.

TheBlakeShow
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I'll take Matt Barnes hustle and defense over Clark any day..

Clippers_FTW
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I don't even know Earl Clark's value. Is there even any?

Agent0
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Thats actually what Clark does, he hasn't impressed you defensovely? I suppose because he's 6'10 and can play PF, people assume he's slower and can't guard wings, but he can. He can effectively guard 2-4. He's probably a better defender than Barnes at every position they guard, he's just offensively very inconsistent with his shot, though it's gotten better.

Think of him sort of like Marvin Williams who developed into a very good and disciplined man to man defender with Atlanta. Even though he was bad with Utah on offense he was still their best perimeter defender this past season.

clipperboy24
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He is a better backup big with time at center when Dwight was out he had some great games. Dwight and him didn't mesh very well but I think he would fit in well with our team. He really excelled when he played center or power forward and 32% 3's ain't bad for a big man. I love what he brings and he is a good passer

phaded21
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What happened to Odom??? Are we not bringing him back? I thought he was getting his rhythm back and looked good towards the end of the season.

The only reason why Earl Clark stood out last season was because he was on a roster full of scrubs. Only Kobe was the one playing with any heart. Dwight wasn't Dwight. Nash was hurt for most of the season. Pau is hallow shell of his former self, and everyone else is just a back up. Someone had to produce somewhere.

CapsNClips
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No matter how bad your roster is, it's impossible to look better on defense than you actually are. He was very productive on defense and if that's all we get out of him I would be fine. He's also got some offensive game.

phaded21
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They are NBA players, they all have some offensive game. When he was traded to the Lakers, I even texted my sister that he was going to be a surprise for the Lakers, and he was. I just think Odom would be more valuable than Clark.

CapsNClips
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I just don't trust Odom's work ethic. If he's in shape still, then I'd sign him for vet min for sure.

clipperboy24
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Agree 100% odom is too much of a crapshoot for anything but he get minimum. Plus he still doesn't seem to fully accept that be is offensive game isn't what it used to be and he still forces a lot of shots

Andrew818
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Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine

RT @SeanDeveney: Source tells Sporting News that Lakers F Earl Clark has agreed to two-year deal w/Cavaliers for $9 million

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/352866885626372096

CapsNClips
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@SeanDeveney: Source tells Sporting News that Lakers F Earl Clark has signed a 2 yr deal w the Cavaliers for $9 million

Damn, I would've paid $4.5 for a player like Earl who can rebound, defend, space the floor, and play 3 positions.

ClipperDB
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I agree about Odom. It sounds like the FO agrees too, if they are trying to get Landry and Clark (unsuccessfully). I still hope we get Barnes and then resign Hollins and teach him how NOT to foul. His fouls were annoying last year.

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Sean Deveney ‏@SeanDeveney 23m

Source tells Sporting News that Lakers F Earl Clark has signed a 2 yr deal w the Cavaliers for $9 million

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So much for that

phaded21
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I remember hearing Ralph and Mike saying he should shoot more because he was being too unselfish. I've never heard any one say he was forcing things offensively before, until now. Towards the end of the season, he was finding his shot. He was making his midrange shots and his 3's were finally falling. This guy never really forces it, people usually judge him because he passes on wide open shots. Besides all that, he seems to be motivated on this team. He has something to prove to everyone, and I think he'll play well with us another year or two.

ClipShow1
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Clark pretty much got the MLE, I'd rather spend it towards Barnes and another player.

DocHollywood
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Bummer, but 4.5 is steep. 3 would have been more then twice what he made last year....at least he's not on the Lakers!

Agent0
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Hollins has 7 seasons or so of 5+ fouls/36 minutes, I think you have to accept him for what he is. He was ful prone with Bpston, Cleveland, Dallas, Minnesota, everyone

That's too much for the Clips to spend on Clark, ah well.

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I have seen 5 Laker games last season and Clark was unimpressive in all of them. Never mind, the guy is gone now and I am happy we got that distraction out of the way. We need Barnes for sure and a center, who can play in the 4th instead of DJ!

Clippers_FTW
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So.... its pretty much Landry or nothing now huh?

ClipSince7thGrade
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According to Chris Broussard there's Kenyon Martin too, so yeah, it's looking like pretty much just Laundry

clipperboy24
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It was that he was shooting too often all the time but he made bad decisions offensively and would kill runs by forcing shots when guarded. Then, just like you are saying when he was wide open he wouldn't shoot. The guy really needs to get his head on straight on what it means to be a decent player again.

Clippers_FTW
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can we not post here anymore since he is no longer available? lol

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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with doc rivers in the fold, he may be tempted to sign with us again. i don't mind his attitude since I'm sure rivers will let him know who runs the ship

da11da
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Earl Clark would be a good rotation player, boy has length.

Clippers_FTW
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he is also no longer available and this thread should be closed

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I can see Doc trying to get someone with that "KG intensity." Martin is the closest thing out there to him that we can sign.

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