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

Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:04 pm

^ He's still a more dependable defensive presence than Clark is, which I think is the point. I happen to detest Martin, but I'd still want him on the team for cheap. Not my first concern, but certainly he would be helpful.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KB24 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:54 pm

I didn't see him a lot. But I did see a few games from him.

He was trying hard and even had some inspiring moments, nice dunks...but came off as a very stupid player, kind of like Eyenga...scary.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:55 pm

^ He seems like an Eyenga/Ariza/Ebanks type. Athletic, young, and talented but they need the perfect situation to be successful. I don't think he'll find that here.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KB24 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:57 pm

therealdeal wrote:^ He seems like an Eyenga/Ariza/Ebanks type. Athletic, young, and talented but they need the perfect situation to be successful. I don't think he'll find that here.

ya, agreed. I think he needs to be on a team like the Raptors, Cats, Cavs or Bucks...kind of dry teams that go no where and have no pressure whatsoever.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby S.R.05 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:00 pm

he'll get a chance to come in for spot minutes during blowouts (which could be somewhat often this year) and is gonna be in practice with 4 hall of famers every day.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:01 pm

KB24 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:^ He seems like an Eyenga/Ariza/Ebanks type. Athletic, young, and talented but they need the perfect situation to be successful. I don't think he'll find that here.

ya, agreed. I think he needs to be on a team like the Raptors, Cats, Cavs or Bucks...kind of dry teams that go no where and have no pressure whatsoever.

I don't even know if it's the pressure, just the opportunity. He can't get opportunities here behind so many great players.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KB24 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:06 pm

^oh by pressure I didn't mean pressure for him.

When teams have no pressure, they experiment with young players, you get more opportunities and there is less pressure to take you out. Teams are more patient and take the time to develop players.

Lakers don't rebuild, they reload. They don't develop talents, they get talent.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby purp n gold on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:08 pm

he might be the luckiest guy involved in the deal...
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Ariza3 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:10 pm

waste of $ wish we can somehow get rid of him
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:10 pm

KB24 wrote:^oh by pressure I didn't mean pressure for him.

When teams have no pressure, they experiment with young players, you get more opportunities and there is less pressure to take you out. Teams are more patient and take the time to develop players.

Lakers don't rebuild, they reload. They don't develop talents, they get talent.

Gotcha. Last sentence there says it all. :jam2:

The Lakers just won't fade away. Two years of early exits is going to make this team hungry. Nash and Howard are going to be starving. Jamison, Meeks, and Hill are going to be ravenous. We're going to a dangerous, dangerous team.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KobeCory8 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:00 pm

maybe he will be like a Jordan Hill. Not too successful on previous teams but drafted high in the first round. Comes to the Lakers and finds his niche. He probably wont get enough minutes to tell though
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:42 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Nope. No KMart, we have DH12, Pau, JCHill, Jamison, Sacre and this guy in the depth chart

Sacre isn't making the team, come on man.........
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:57 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Nope. No KMart, we have DH12, Pau, JCHill, Jamison, Sacre and this guy in the depth chart

Sacre isn't making the team, come on man.........

We'll see who the FO takes to warm the bench a non-guaranteed rookie contract or vet minimum...simple economics
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby BadCoaching on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:01 pm

Psychobroker wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:


:man4: @ 1:58


Ohh snap all jokes aside, even a single play, that is a grown man dunk.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby XXIV on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:02 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:
Battle Tested20 wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Nope. No KMart, we have DH12, Pau, JCHill, Jamison, Sacre and this guy in the depth chart

Sacre isn't making the team, come on man.........

We'll see who the FO takes to warm the bench a non-guaranteed rookie contract or vet minimum...simple economics


A proven player who we know will be able to contribute or a second round pick...simple logic.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby harrise007 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:15 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Clown wants to use a three big rotation anyway so I don't think a decripit Martin is necessary


So who would you rather have Earl Clark or Kenyon Martin?


Clark just to lower our age average. They won't play much anyway.


Let me put this another way, if D12 or Pau can't play, you are comfortable with Clark playing minutes over Martin because it lowers our average age?


Why are you obsessing about Martin :man10: I'll never want him on the Lakers, he's a fugazy (Tim Thomas says so) and now over the hill


I have to agree here, becaue I would say what did Kenyon Martin do last year for the Clippers???? There is your answer!
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:19 pm

^^^^ You happen to see his defense in the playoffs?
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Doc Brown wrote:^^^^ You happen to see his defense in the playoffs?


While I agree that he can play defense....... did you see his offense?.... We've had issues closing games and keeping leads..... and running our starters too long.... Martin is a one way player at this point...... and Clark doesn't look to be NBA caliber..... I'll pass on both.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:29 pm

XXIV wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:
Battle Tested20 wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Nope. No KMart, we have DH12, Pau, JCHill, Jamison, Sacre and this guy in the depth chart

Sacre isn't making the team, come on man.........

We'll see who the FO takes to warm the bench a non-guaranteed rookie contract or vet minimum...simple economics


A proven player who we know will be able to contribute or a second round pick...simple logic.

yeah because we so need to spend more after taking in Duhon's contract.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:38 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:^^^^ You happen to see his defense in the playoffs?


While I agree that he can play defense....... did you see his offense?.... We've had issues closing games and keeping leads..... and running our starters too long.... Martin is a one way player at this point...... and Clark doesn't look to be NBA caliber..... I'll pass on both.


I'd be fine with one of Martin/Delfino/Pietrus....

Martin works because if D12's going to be out, we can have two offensive guys (Jamison/Pau) and two defensive guys (Hill/Martin) to hold down the fort until D12 comes back. That's why I like him at this point.

Pietrus/Delfino....I would definitely want on board with this team to be the backup SF....

I just want one of those 3, to solidify the bench. I think Meeks/Jamison can cover the scoring for the bench, any of those guys mentioned above works for me.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:56 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:^^^^ You happen to see his defense in the playoffs?


While I agree that he can play defense....... did you see his offense?.... We've had issues closing games and keeping leads..... and running our starters too long.... Martin is a one way player at this point...... and Clark doesn't look to be NBA caliber..... I'll pass on both.

No offense Roos, but you pass on everyone. If it were up to you the Lakers would be made up of like maybe 6 players. I don't think you're going to be happy with ANY acquisition.

All this "one-way" player talk... They're bench guys Roos, that's why they are one-way players. You don't get a ton of two-way players off the bench in this league.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:00 pm

:man10: @ this scrub having his own thread.
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:04 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote::man10: @ this scrub having his own thread.

You'll rue this day you called him a scrub :man2:
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:07 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote::man10: @ this scrub having his own thread.

You'll rue this day you called him a scrub :man2:

I maybe wrong, but I doubt it. :man12:
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Re: Earl Clark Thread

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:18 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:^^^^ You happen to see his defense in the playoffs?


While I agree that he can play defense....... did you see his offense?.... We've had issues closing games and keeping leads..... and running our starters too long.... Martin is a one way player at this point...... and Clark doesn't look to be NBA caliber..... I'll pass on both.

No offense Roos, but you pass on everyone. If it were up to you the Lakers would be made up of like maybe 6 players. I don't think you're going to be happy with ANY acquisition.

All this "one-way" player talk... They're bench guys Roos, that's why they are one-way players. You don't get a ton of two-way players off the bench in this league.


It's about depth. Does Earl Clark give us depth? No, he gives us a body. Does KMart give us depth? For sure. There's only a handful of guys available out there (for our needs) that would give us depth and not just a body to fill a roster spot. If we sign one of these guys that can contribute and give the team depth, I'm not going to complain because we just got better as a team.
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