Earl Clark Discussion: Cavs sign Clark 2 yrs 9 mil (p. 54)

Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:26 pm

I don't have the greatest faith in our medical staff, so I won't let out a sigh of relief yet, but it is good that there was no larger problem found on the X-rays. That said this is the staff that let Pau play til he tore his injury and probably the same staff of the season of ankle sprains a few years back.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:26 pm

Phew...

Hopefully this isn't something that comes back. Pain is a result of SOMETHING. I don't know what, but you don't just have pain for no reason. I'd like to know what's going on there before I feel really relieved.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:32 pm

wait what happened to earl?
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Kit on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Do you have a link? Just wanna make sure if it is safe to move him back on the lineup for my fantasy team ahha.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:35 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:wait what happened to earl?

He got an MRI on his foot. He's apparently feeling some pain in it. No one knows how much pain exactly, but it was enough to warrant an MRI.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:35 pm

karacha wrote:Oh, come on now. I don't remember a Laker team with so many injuries in one season.


Seriously, I swear the rest of the NBA made a deal with the devil to not let LA dominate for once. :bang: :bang:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:37 pm

therealdeal wrote:
puffyusaf#2 wrote:wait what happened to earl?

He got an MRI on his foot. He's apparently feeling some pain in it. No one knows how much pain exactly, but it was enough to warrant an MRI.


Damn.. Maybe we will get a report that he walked into the locker room and KICK THE S*** out of Dwight.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby John3:16 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:37 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
karacha wrote:Oh, come on now. I don't remember a Laker team with so many injuries in one season.


Seriously, I swear the rest of the NBA made a deal with the devil to not let LA dominate for once. :bang: :bang:


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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby revgen on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:38 pm

@Lakers

The X-ray, MRI & CT scan on Earl Clark all came back negative this morning. He has a sore right foot & WILL play tonight vs. PHX.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:39 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
puffyusaf#2 wrote:wait what happened to earl?

He got an MRI on his foot. He's apparently feeling some pain in it. No one knows how much pain exactly, but it was enough to warrant an MRI.


Damn.. Maybe we will get a report that he walked into the locker room and KICK THE S*** out of Dwight.

:man10:

Well if Dwight walks out tonight with a black eye, we'll know what happened.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Kit on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:47 pm

revgen wrote:
@Lakers

The X-ray, MRI & CT scan on Earl Clark all came back negative this morning. He has a sore right foot & WILL play tonight vs. PHX.



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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby borri on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:52 pm

revgen wrote:
@Lakers

The X-ray, MRI & CT scan on Earl Clark all came back negative this morning. He has a sore right foot & WILL play tonight vs. PHX.


Neg X-rays = no broken bones.
Neg MRI & CT = no muscle, tendon, cartilage tears.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby dj vitus on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:10 pm

Well if he's playing on a sore foot, I hope he doesn't end up tearing anything. Happened to Gasol already. :freak2:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Chillbongo on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:17 pm

Yeah, got to limit his minutes until adter the All Star break.

It's probably because he isn't used to running this many minutes.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby scissors on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:12 pm

This is just a thought........

Clark has a sore right foot and everyone is saying we should limit his minutes so he can heal up while Howard has a torn labrum and is coming off a back surgery and we all want him out there giving it all.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Chillbongo on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:15 pm

^No. Dwight is on a max contract. Dwight wants to get his NEXT max contract. Dwight is entitled and doesn't give 100% effort this year. Or even 75%.

Limit his minutes means don't play him 40. Not sit him out indefinitely. Dude has never played a starting role, his body is understandably foreign to the wear and tear. Oh, also he hustles his A$$ off game in and game out, and actually produces on both ends. I think in the last 10 games, he averages better than Howard.

Dwight has started his whole career, is used to the pressure, the minutes, and being relied upon. Oh and we absolutely cannot afford to lose Clark, given our bigs situation. HUGE difference.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 pm

scissors wrote:This is just a thought........

Clark has a sore right foot and everyone is saying we should limit his minutes so he can heal up while Howard has a torn labrum and is coming off a back surgery and we all want him out there giving it all.


Not the same, we have the reports that Dwight can't hurt the shoulder more by playing through the pain, he's in shape, has always played almost every game every season his whole career, he's a 'star' player. Clark has an unknown injury/pain, and has never been asked to play this much in a season before. The concern is, at least to me, that Clark could get an injury from playing too much and through pain not being used to it, while Dwight has done it his hole career (except the pain part). Dwight is also looking for a max contract, he needs to give his all if you ask me. To be fair though you're right, I don't care about Dwight's future here as much as Clark's, Clark is cheap, especially for the production he gives us, and worth developing. On the other hand I don't really care if Dwight signs somewhere else this offseason, I kinda hope he does in fact.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby JGC on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:44 pm

scissors wrote:This is just a thought........

Clark has a sore right foot and everyone is saying we should limit his minutes so he can heal up while Howard has a torn labrum and is coming off a back surgery and we all want him out there giving it all.


Yeah, we want Clark in the purple and gold next year that's why! :man1:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby revgen on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:40 pm

11 points in the 1st half. Foot looks fine to me.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:16 pm

with his offensive explosion I think people ignore a big negative that I've notice, he is horrible at getting around screens, so are most of our players. But Clark does an even weirder thing and takes really WIDE angles when the opponents try to screen him, same result as getting screened IMO because the guys he trying to guard still gets wide open. I notice anytime his man is involved in an inbound play said player is usually open and Clark is late getting there because he runs around the screen. I'm not sure if this is by design by its not a good habit the way he plays screens.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Ariza3 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:07 am

good for someone that was a nobody a little bit ago. loves his game and he'll get better. love his range now too. justt brings another dimension to our starting lineup bc he can shoot but attack the rim better than pau and makes good decisions with passing and looks to do so when it makes sense.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:06 am

khmrP wrote:with his offensive explosion I think people ignore a big negative that I've notice, he is horrible at getting around screens, so are most of our players. But Clark does an even weirder thing and takes really WIDE angles when the opponents try to screen him, same result as getting screened IMO because the guys he trying to guard still gets wide open. I notice anytime his man is involved in an inbound play said player is usually open and Clark is late getting there because he runs around the screen. I'm not sure if this is by design by its not a good habit the way he plays screens.

A lot of us have been saying that he lacks some defensive fundamentals. He's got fantastic raw talent and he works so hard on defense that he makes up for a lot of his mistakes, but he actually takes awful angles like you said.

He does that on most things actually. His angles on help defense are even weird at times and he makes up for it with pure athleticism. This summer that should be something he works on with our staff.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby halekulani on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:32 am

ya his defense is something you can fix in the offseason
fixing it mid season is highly unlikely
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby trodgers on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:49 pm

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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Finwë on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:21 pm

His 3pt shooting has definitely been a surprise. He's one of the very few guys we've got that I feel quite confident is going to hit his 3s.
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