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

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

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:07 pm

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Earl Clark: "We watched Kobe do his thing instead of trying to cut and get open"


Interesting. Earl's one of the guys usually moving without the ball; I guess he got caught watching Kobe, too. This isn't to bash Kobe. I just hate when we get into that habit without moving the ball. Oh, well...
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Armani on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:19 pm

JGC wrote:
borri wrote:
charvin wrote:I think Hill was a straight up acquisition, and not a throw-in. The throw-ins from previous years might include Clark, Brown, and Ariza.

borri wrote:Funny that our best acquisitions have been throw ins to make a deal work or to cut salary.

1. Hill
2. Clark


Nope. It was a salary dump in Fisher. We got Hill in return.


Actually, I think it was both. Jordan Hill was a lottery pick that had some very good per36/per48 numbers. He just never really got a chance. The reason I thought it was a smart trade, was because you do it and then you see if this guy has any potential. If he does, you can bring him back for cheap. If not, it was a salary dump.



Earl Clark was also a lotto pick. Mitch is a sneaky SOB. :man10:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby timothy on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:03 pm

i didn't know earl spoke like this. . ?

anyone else?
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:08 pm

He didn't shoot well, but his effort is always, always there. I think Clark is a legit player now, a legit NBA role player, he belongs out there, because again, even with the shot not falling he's attacking the offensive glass and playing hard on D.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lotus on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:44 pm

He's up for a new contract too. Lucky guy because he was not getting the same exposure in Orlando.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby borri on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:48 pm

I thought he played his worst game in the starting lineup. But it still wasn't that bad.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby phoenixrisingla on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:47 pm

borri wrote:I thought he played his worst game in the starting lineup. But it still wasn't that bad.


We're starting to see some nights where his FG% is coming back to earth, but I still like his help D and activity on offense. Seems like he gets 2-3 nice putbacks per game.

More than anything he just looks confident and comfortable out there. I like guys like Clark, Ariza, Matt Barnes. They wont win the game for you, but you can be confident putting them out there and know they'll do theyre job without being tentative or rattled.

Extra props for not being afraid to get his shot witih so many league vets on 1 team vying for touches/shots. :jam2:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Legendary on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:46 pm

Championship teams always have 1 or 2 hustle guys who do the dirty work....

Clark hustles, and doesn't b**** about touches. He'll fit in just fine as soon as we take care of our other major issues on this squad.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby revgen on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:48 pm

^The only other active player who does that is Sacre, but he's really a 3rd stringer. Not a rotation guy. It would be nice to have Hill out there too.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:11 pm

There is an outstanding read by Ben Bolch on Earl in today's paper times and on line but there is this pop up window from the times that every time I click any way to delete it I get taken to a different page. WTF :bang:

Maybe someone else can access it and post it here.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby borri on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:12 pm

Clark could be a defensive stud if and when he learns to do it smartly.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lotus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:57 pm

It may be too early to say this, but Clark seems as effective as Odom was.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:12 pm

solid solid solid solid. played his role and did it well.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby TrillyandTruly on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:12 pm

Love his energy, and his shot selection. He actually moves without the ball really well too. Aside from fouling on screens, he's a smart player. Keep it up Clark!
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:19 pm

I love this dude, he should never leave the rotation again, even if he starts to have a slump at some point.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:25 pm

Earl's energy in the starting lineup was really a fantastic decision by D'Antoni. Thanks are due to Karl for making him shoot some free throws way back when.

I love the way this kid plays. All energy, all hustle, all work. As he plays more he'll make better decisions and he'll start doing more things. I'll eagerly await his development.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:28 pm

It's also a huge plus that we now have 2 people to rotate on Durant at all times. Before it was all Ron all the time.

To add on to that, it makes it hard for OKC to get us in a mismatch since Clark/MWP can guard Ibaka and have no problem switching.

Him in the starting lineup is just beautiful.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby The Rock on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:29 pm

You the man Earl
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Finwë on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:34 pm

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

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:36 pm

and to think ppl at the start of the season (including me) were kinda like...earl clark? why did we keep him exactly? guess this is why :jam2:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby SK8 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:48 pm

Love this guy :jam2:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby scissors on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:49 pm

He definitely has a bright future if he keeps building on this. Very happy for the guy to finally come out of his shell and play at a high level.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby borri on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:50 pm

This is like Ariza again.

LOL ORL just gives us gems in the rough....don't they?
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:41 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:Love this guy :jam2:


Yeah, I've been digging his play. Great effort. Great hustle. I thought we were in real trouble with Hill going down, but Earl has truly stepped up in his place.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Vlade_12 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:40 pm

Clark is the perfect fit for this team, and next to Dwight. Is long, can play D, get boards, can finish. Former lottery pick, glad he got a chance with us
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