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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:37 pm

He shouldn't attack/try to create off the dribble until he works on his handles ... I've seen this exactly same TO from him countless times
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby KB24 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 pm

escobar8 wrote:good game...he defended dirk very good on few posesions....

not sure which game you watched...

Dirk scored 30 and most were not against MWP....he scored countless times on Clark and Jamison.
I like Clark and I don't think he hurt us but he certainly didn't have a good game. 6p / 6reb isn't a good game for him on offense and his man scoring 30 isn't good on defense.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby borri on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:52 pm

KB24 wrote:
escobar8 wrote:good game...he defended dirk very good on few posesions....

not sure which game you watched...

Dirk scored 30 and most were not against MWP....he scored countless times on Clark and Jamison.
I like Clark and I don't think he hurt us but he certainly didn't have a good game. 6p / 6reb isn't a good game for him on offense and his man scoring 30 isn't good on defense.


In defense of Clark and MWP, it IS Dirk. Dirk when on is unguardable. (word?)
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby KB24 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

yes Dirk can be unguardable. He made some tough shots too.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby escobar8 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:30 pm

KB24 wrote:
escobar8 wrote:good game...he defended dirk very good on few posesions....

not sure which game you watched...

Dirk scored 30 and most were not against MWP....he scored countless times on Clark and Jamison.
I like Clark and I don't think he hurt us but he certainly didn't have a good game. 6p / 6reb isn't a good game for him on offense and his man scoring 30 isn't good on defense.


dirk was on fire...for me it was good game...couse i dont expect him to play constantly on high level...
he torched him...and he selled him few pumpfakes...but 2 or 3 times he realy played good smart d on him...
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby therealdeal on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:43 pm

It wasn't a good game in general, but there was some nice moments.

He actually challenged Dirk for a little while. It was pretty impressive. But then again he also was schooled a few times which was even more impressive. :man10:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby kblo247 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:42 pm

Wel he bobbled the ball but he has to adjust to his finger injury. Dirk is also a tough cover, and Metta was just better at pushing him out on the catch which is how Odom, Stephen Jackson, and Bowen would play him too
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:16 pm

seems like hes been coming back to earth lately
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Weezy on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:26 pm

Was bound to happen eventually, his hustle is there but he's never played this much in his NBA career.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:53 pm

yupp, its the legs. He'll be fine, it's not like he lost ability.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby SK8 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:13 am

I don't care who you are, you just DO NOT jump on Andre Miller pump fake :bang:
Some guys will never learn, but OK, he have time.
And btw, i don't blame him for this so called "back to earth" games,dude is at least trying, an he is not getting dunked on by undersized power forwards like our superstar Dwight :bang:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby therealdeal on Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:55 am

Wait are you talking about the Slam Dunk Competition Contestant Kenneth Faried? :man10: :man10: :man10:

The man is one of the most athletic people in the game right now with a constant motor.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:09 am

Uncle Drew wrote:I don't care who you are, you just DO NOT jump on Andre Miller pump fake :bang:
Some guys will never learn, but OK, he have time.
And btw, i don't blame him for this so called "back to earth" games,dude is at least trying, an he is not getting dunked on by undersized power forwards like our superstar Dwight :bang:


and Kobe got abused in the post by Andre Miller, so?
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Psychobroker on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:07 am

Uncle Drew wrote:I don't care who you are, you just DO NOT jump on Andre Miller pump fake :bang:
Some guys will never learn, but OK, he have time.
And btw, i don't blame him for this so called "back to earth" games,dude is at least trying, an he is not getting dunked on by undersized power forwards like our superstar Dwight :bang:


Much easier said than done.. and a lot easier said by an armchair analyst. Andre Miller has mastered the pump fake, using his body, and general "old man moves" BECAUSE he's not athletic.. if anyone's going to bite on a pump fake, it would be on an Andre Miller pump fake.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby DuddlyDoRight on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:15 am

khmrP wrote:
Uncle Drew wrote:I don't care who you are, you just DO NOT jump on Andre Miller pump fake :bang:
Some guys will never learn, but OK, he have time.
And btw, i don't blame him for this so called "back to earth" games,dude is at least trying, an he is not getting dunked on by undersized power forwards like our superstar Dwight :bang:


and Kobe got abused in the post by Andre Miller, so?


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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby khmrP on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:48 am

DuddlyDoRight wrote:
khmrP wrote:
Uncle Drew wrote:I don't care who you are, you just DO NOT jump on Andre Miller pump fake :bang:
Some guys will never learn, but OK, he have time.
And btw, i don't blame him for this so called "back to earth" games,dude is at least trying, an he is not getting dunked on by undersized power forwards like our superstar Dwight :bang:


and Kobe got abused in the post by Andre Miller, so?


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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Nikez on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:52 am

^^looks like he forgot the sarcasm tags
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby JSM on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:26 pm

I'm always appreciative of his selfless play, along with his constant hustle and energy but we can't afford for him to be turning it over five times in one half. He came in for Jamison in the second and didn't pout, he got right back to work and helped us clean up some boards. Had Jamison been able to hit the broad side of a barn, I'm not so sure he would have gotten much burn in the second half. But the benching did seem to settle him down a bit.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:27 am

Yeah, I appreciate this kid's work, but last night was the first time I've seen him try to play outside of himself. I'll forgive it because he's young and I know he just wanted to do great in our biggest match-up.

But next time he's got to stick to what got him here: rebounding, defense, and hard work. Not attacking the basket with a defender in front of you or trying to post up anybody.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:26 am

5 Turnovers. My goodness. He was so frustrating to watch in that 1st quarter. Overall, I did like his activity, cutting, and rebounding. Even with his struggles, he still had 13 pts, 11 rebounds. Cut the turnovers out and we'll be good....
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:50 am

It's tough to play in OKC. Not excusing him but we're demanding so much out of him. I don't think he was prepared to play at this level.

I'm still extremely pleased and I know he's gonna work his a** off in the summer and come back ready for a long NBA season with some new elements to his game. Assuming he's still a Laker.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:56 pm

Hopefully he gets his 2nd wind, because we are going to need him down the stretch.



Lakers forward Earl Clark may have hit a wall
Forward is struggling after a strong run in January and February.

His name is Earl. His game is struggling.

The darling of the Lakers a month ago, Earl Clark has faded recently, failing to hit double-digit scoring in six of the last seven games while trying to adapt to the biggest opportunity of his NBA life.

If a player can hit the rookie wall in his fourth NBA season, it's happening now.

He started his 23rd consecutive game Friday against the Toronto Raptors and finished with two points and two rebounds in the Lakers' 118-116 victory.

Earlier this week against Oklahoma City, Clark was on the bench for the start of the second half.

Are these the first signs of the end of his run?

"He's hit a wall a little bit of late," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We're trying to cut his minutes a little bit to get him re-energized so that he can have a big finish. I think it's normal. You can't play that level all the time. He's coming down a little bit and hopefully he'll rebound."

Clark averaged 10.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in January and followed it up with 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in February despite tailing off at the end of the month.

March has been a different drumbeat for Clark, 25, a restricted free agent making a relatively low $1.2 million this season.

D'Antoni tried to remain upbeat about the same player he called "the brightest spot we've had this year" a few weeks ago.

"He's got it. It's just a matter of, he's never played this many games at this level with the importance of every game," D'Antoni said. "I think it's slipped a little bit, but there's no reason why he doesn't pick it back up."

After the Phoenix Suns took him 14th overall in the 2009 draft, Clark averaged 3.1 points his first three seasons with the Suns and Orlando.

He played every other game on average and it was short-lived when he did (10 minutes a game), a pittance compared to the work he put in for the Lakers since breaking out with a 22-point, 13-rebound game against San Antonio in January.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby Lakerjones on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:58 pm

^^ He truly is (struggling). Hard to watch him drop off this much. They should have gotten some help with that injury exception. We were all calling for it. They got penny-wise pound stupid about it. Clark is wearing out. Pau is still 9-10 games away from playing.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:01 am

We need his production. I sure hope he gets out of it real soon...
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: career high 16 rebounds

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:02 am

I'm not sure that Clark is hitting the wall as much as other teams are scouting him now. He gets more attention than he did in the past, and his game is still raw to some degree. One thing about not getting a major role in the NBA is that you don't get to practice the little things in game time. His movement is good, in that he's active out there, but he doesn't always anticipate right. He dives the wrong way, doesn't roll strong to the basket, etc. He'll get it.
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