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

Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:49 pm

I did some research on Clark when we acquired him from Orlando; his issue is consistency. I would like to see him give us some level of production on a game to game basis before I make any determination. The one things he does do well consistently though is play defense. He's a good team defender and a decent on-ball defender.

As a matter of fact, Stan Van Gundy orignally acquired him to guard the Lebron's, KD's, Carmelo's, because of his length and athletic ability. We should put him on KD this Friday and see how that works out...
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby cthroatgtr on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:50 pm

Book on Clark was poor man's Odom. Not the ballhandler but similar size. If he has some range but can still defend PF he could be an intriguing player. Seemed to play some defense as well.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby The Rock on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:51 pm

HE can guard multiple positions, athletic as hell. This guy needs to find mins in the rotation. Screw Meeks or Jamison. Seriously
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Weezy on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 pm

revgen wrote:
Weezy wrote:He reminds me of Ariza, long, hustles, defends, I kinda like him


I don't see Ariza in him.

He's a better rebounder and a better shooter than Ariza ever was.


Not saying they're the same guy, just looked like similar type players to me. Both long, move similar because of it, similar looking jumpshots because of it, same type of hustle and similar defense to me.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby khmrP on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:54 pm

maybe he should get a crack @ the backup 3? But I dont expect this type of offense to repeat though however he is lengthy, maybe him paired with Hill can somewhat help the 2nd unit defense.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby revgen on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:54 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:I did some research on Clark when we acquired him from Orlando; his issue is consistency. I would like to see him give us some level of production on a game to game basis before I make any determination. The one things he does do well consistently though is play defense. He's a good team defender and a decent on-ball defender.

As a matter of fact, Stan Van Gundy orignally acquired him to guard the Lebron's, KD's, Carmelo's, because of his length and athletic ability. We should put him on KD this Friday and see how that works out...


I don't think Orlando's Ring-Around-The-Rosie 3pt shooting offense is really the style that suits Clark offensively.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby charvin on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:55 pm

A majority wanted to trade him all this time, and after one good game, we hear praises :man10:

On a serious note, I always hoped he would get some playing time. Like a diamond in the rough similar to Hill, you won't really know what he can do until you give him a chance. Whether it remains to be consistent, is the issue.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:55 pm

he outplayed the entire bench sans hill in one game
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby revgen on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:55 pm

Weezy wrote:
revgen wrote:
Weezy wrote:He reminds me of Ariza, long, hustles, defends, I kinda like him


I don't see Ariza in him.

He's a better rebounder and a better shooter than Ariza ever was.


Not saying they're the same guy, just looked like similar type players to me. Both long, move similar because of it, similar looking jumpshots because of it, same type of hustle and similar defense to me.


I agree on the defense and hustle aspects. Something we've been missing from Ebanks, that's for sure.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby noobiew on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:55 pm

He will get the minutes in the rotation from now on. He bring us youth, energy and hustle that exactly what our team lack.

Clark will be our backup 3 and Hill is our backup 4.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Forklift on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:03 pm

Much rather see this Kid get minutes than Jamison. Jamison so many open 3s that he completly missed. I don't expect Clark to hit 3s, but he at least boxes out and and hustles for the rebound down the stretch.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby XXIV on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:05 pm

He had a great game and was hitting the mid range with great consistency. Hopefully he can continue to bring the energy we saw tonight.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:07 pm

This kid came out of nowhere.

Hope he keeps it up.

We desperately need an infusion of young talent.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:11 pm

great game
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby shoe on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:14 pm

Great game...give him the backup 3 minutes from now on
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby funkychunky on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:24 pm

Wow. He was even playing center for a bit. Awesome effort :jam2:
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Lakerman JSJ on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:26 pm

If Clark getting more minutes means Antawn "Worst Lakers defender since Smush" Jamison gets fewer minutes, I'm 100% for it.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby abeer3 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:27 pm

great game from him. some of it was probably that SA hadn't scouted him well, but still...way to contribute and try to earn some consistent pt.

i like that, like hill, he's a big who moves his feet pretty well on defense.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:36 pm

Legendary wrote:The play where he drove the lane but had enough awareness to avoid the charge call, and then made the little jumpshot...I thought, ok, this kid knows how to play under control.

D'Antoni just said they found something in Clark...so pretty sure his minutes will be going up from here on out.


How does this not show up in practice??? Think how much better he would be by now if he had gotten most of P.O.S. Ebanks' minutes, once it was clear he just doesn't have it. Great game kid! Take the minutes, make them yours just like Hill. Keep bringing it. Not bad skills at all considering he has been rotting on the pine seeing NO NBA competition save couple minutes here and there in garbage time. The one or two times that has happened. :beer: :stunoice: :jam2: :jam2: :jam2:

OK OK he's the big forward...... whatever but he moves every bit as well as sucky Ebanks.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby borri on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:44 pm

abeer3 wrote:great game from him. some of it was probably that SA hadn't scouted him well, but still...way to contribute and try to earn some consistent pt.

i like that, like hill, he's a big who moves his feet pretty well on defense.


Not only that but he LONG and athletic and can guard the 2 or 3. The kind of player that PJ loves.....wait...my bad.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Jellincon on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm

Like Hill, here's another guy showing how well you can produce off hustle and effort. Hopefully he gives this same effort next game.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Vlade_12 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:58 pm

funkychunky wrote:I missed today's game. How did this kid look tonight?


Held it down against Duncan. I hope Mike was paying attention, he needs minutes
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:29 pm

Earl might not be a lottery pick bust at pick #14.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby charvin on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:43 pm

https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/289217103775555585

"Earl Clark said he was pleased to have the opportunity to show what he could do, but was sorry it came w/teammates getting hurt."

Humble guy. Hope he gets another chance next game.

https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/289218937982423040
"Clark had a growth spurt in 8th grade (5-10 to 6-6) & started playing inside at Louisville. Then grew to 6-10. Still works on guard skills"

I wonder what these guard skills are...
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:48 pm

charvin wrote:I wonder what these guard skills are...


shooting 3s, moving his feet on defense, driving to the basket and keeping balanced on the move when shooting
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