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

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

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:09 pm

Amazing too how both Potato and Dan wouldn't give him a genuine chance to see what he could do. Dan lucked into it by circumstance.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby revgen on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:06 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:I am amazed by this guys easy flow to the game. He really has a lot of upside. Everytime I watch him I am reminded of what I fealt watching Ariza when he first got here. I think he is better overall and already has a pretty nice stroke. He is definately becoming one of my favorite Lakers.


Clark is a better shooter, better rebounder, better shotblocker, and better 1 vs 1 player than Ariza. Ariza's strength was team defense and his explosive speed. Clark is pretty fast too, but not Ariza fast.

Ariza also had a nasty streak about him that I liked. That kind of persona works well in the playoffs.

Clark is cool as a cucumber, which isn't a bad thing, you definitely don't want a player who loses his cool under pressure, but I prefer hotheads like Ariza who can get hot when the time is right.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:38 pm

Not a great game for Clark, another example of role players being better at home, he's gotta learn to be reliable at home and on the road if we are going to rely on him going forward. Also, Clark 1-4, MWP 6-17, come on that's ridiculous.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:39 pm

This was probably his worst game as a starter. I'm not too worried; he'll bounce back...
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby khmrP on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:37 am

got absolutely owned tonight by Beasely
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby phoenixrisingla on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:47 am

LTLakerFan wrote:Amazing too how both Potato and Dan wouldn't give him a genuine chance to see what he could do. Dan lucked into it by circumstance.


This. I cant believe that he didnt show ANY of this in practice.

Reeks of poor coaching, but I guess I shouldnt be shocked.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby JLaker17 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:54 am

Beasely is a scorer, and he caught fire. It doesn't help he had no help defense in the paint either.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby NeeJee on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:23 pm

What's Earl's contract status?

It's imperative that we retain this guy...
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby karacha on Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:39 pm

NeeJee wrote:What's Earl's contract status?

It's imperative that we retain this guy...


He is earning $1.2 million. Yes, you heard that right. And his contract is an expiring.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby NeeJee on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:09 pm

karacha wrote:
NeeJee wrote:What's Earl's contract status?

It's imperative that we retain this guy...


He is earning $1.2 million. Yes, you heard that right. And his contract is an expiring.

Well hopefully Lakers FO is willing to pay the extra buck to keep this guy here. Earl seems like a humble guy though. Hopefully he'll stay for a reasonable amount of money.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:06 am

NeeJee wrote:
karacha wrote:
NeeJee wrote:What's Earl's contract status?

It's imperative that we retain this guy...


He is earning $1.2 million. Yes, you heard that right. And his contract is an expiring.

Well hopefully Lakers FO is willing to pay the extra buck to keep this guy here. Earl seems like a humble guy though. Hopefully he'll stay for a reasonable amount of money.

He'll get the Jordan Hill contract this summer: about 3.5 million for two years, second year is a team option.

He's showing a lot of promise and I'm sure he loves it here, but we need more before we just throw big money at him. (see Walton, etc.)
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby phoenixrisingla on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:56 am

therealdeal wrote:
NeeJee wrote:
karacha wrote:
NeeJee wrote:What's Earl's contract status?

It's imperative that we retain this guy...


He is earning $1.2 million. Yes, you heard that right. And his contract is an expiring.

Well hopefully Lakers FO is willing to pay the extra buck to keep this guy here. Earl seems like a humble guy though. Hopefully he'll stay for a reasonable amount of money.

He'll get the Jordan Hill contract this summer: about 3.5 million for two years, second year is a team option.

He's showing a lot of promise and I'm sure he loves it here, but we need more before we just throw big money at him. (see Walton, etc.)


I agree that we need to watch him for the rest of the season before making a decision, but he seems vaguely familiar to other impact players we have let walk in lieu of aging stars ie, Barnes, Ariza

I'm not claiming to have a crystal ball, but there is some value to QUALITY role players who (and this is important) are OK being role players.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:06 pm

Ariza left on his own because he was trying to squeeze too much cash from the Lakers. He left just in time too because he hasn't been a quality player since the 2009 playoffs. :man10:

Barnes walked because he failed us twice in the playoffs and we weren't eager to bring him back. Not to mention he never got along with Brown and every indication was that Ebanks would finally get his shot to emerge (and take it). Ebanks has/had more talent than Barnes, but he doesn't have half the heart.

Clark isn't going to walk without the Lakers saying SOMETHING. I'd compare his situation more to Shannon Brown. A quality guy who left for a bigger opportunity. The thing is, he's probably going to GET that opportunity here.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lotus on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:29 pm

Hopefully he stays.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby XXIV on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:38 pm

What would you guys say is a fair contract? I think getting around what Hill received is fair ($7mill/2yr deal), this is also his first really good season in the NBA so that should be accounted for.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Lakers_323 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:12 pm

Earl on fire! Beast.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:28 pm

my OP joke was a self-fulfilling prophecy, I see alot of Lamar in this guy
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby NewDynasty on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:59 pm

Gasol will get dumped, we will resign clark. He will probably stay as starter unless hills takes it from him, either way he will see a lot of playing time.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:39 pm

great game. without that 0.4 oop, we lose. sure he missed 2 free throws, but i'll let that slide. guy doesn't have THAT much experience in clutch time..and if nash can miss 2 in a row, so can clark.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby dj vitus on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:41 pm

Clark lucked out.. looks like Nash is gonna get hazed tonight instead.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby The Rock on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:42 pm

He just ran out of gas in the end. 42 minutes for him. Terrific game
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:44 pm

He had a great game. That might have been his first end of game free throw experience, so he was nervous and missed, I can give him a pass the first time with us.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby KB24 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:46 pm

Except those Fts and a few times he got rejected he was fantastic. He is still young and learning. Great effort though, only rebounding presence down low and played solid defense on basically all 5 spots.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Armani on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:52 pm

This dude's awesome.... from bench warmer to 40+ mins, great story.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:00 pm

Great overall game. Another double-double. Besides the two FT's he missed, he was all over the place hustling, rebounding, playing sound defense; he actually got robbed on that goal-tend call. That was a block. He's playing really big right now...
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