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

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

Postby lakersin4 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:13 pm

Some big games coming up for Earl. Both of the big guys out, he's going to have to play huge, especially on defense.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lakersin4 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:29 pm

therealdeal wrote:Earl has a lot of room to grow as a defender, which should terrify the league. He needs to spend the summer with Dwight and with Artest and just pick up tips all over the place. Artest especially. He uses his length terrifically and really does a great job moving his feet.

The man has proven me so wrong. Who would have known he had this kind of work ethic in him?

This is the main reason I hope the Pau for Josh Smith thing comes back up for discussion. Doesn't have to be Josh but you add any elite defensive PF or tweener & we get really tough to score on. Earl has SO much potential as a defender.. Smith works great because he can play both positions so he still works when Jordan Hill comes back. Dwight/Earl/Smith/Hill/Artest. That's some scary defensive depth & all but 1 of them are young. We could go from a much criticized defense to one of the best in the league next season.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Ariza3 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:13 am

hope he stays confident and doesnt waiver from what hes been doing as of late. his confidence in late game situations and just overall play has been awesome and i hope pau going down doesnt change that. the lakers are not in even more of a hot spot with him out and i hope he doesnt try to do too much and just does what hes been doing. when he forces the issue thats when he shows his inexperience but when he plays his game in any situation hes awesome. im glad hes been starting bc that will def help down the line with pau out. i really think his job wont really change all that much with pau out. i think with a kenyon martin type player next to him at the 5 it'll be good.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 am

lakersin4 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Earl has a lot of room to grow as a defender, which should terrify the league. He needs to spend the summer with Dwight and with Artest and just pick up tips all over the place. Artest especially. He uses his length terrifically and really does a great job moving his feet.

The man has proven me so wrong. Who would have known he had this kind of work ethic in him?

This is the main reason I hope the Pau for Josh Smith thing comes back up for discussion. Doesn't have to be Josh but you add any elite defensive PF or tweener & we get really tough to score on. Earl has SO much potential as a defender.. Smith works great because he can play both positions so he still works when Jordan Hill comes back. Dwight/Earl/Smith/Hill/Artest. That's some scary defensive depth & all but 1 of them are young. We could go from a much criticized defense to one of the best in the league next season.

Smith expires this summer and we have no money to sign him. Unless Atlanta can sign and trade him to us in the off-season (I think restricted by the new CBA), then it's not coming back. Especially with Pau out for what will likely be the remainder of the season.

I see where you're going with that idea, but offensively we'd be in huge trouble. :man10: We'd need a young, quick PG to make that work offensively (fast breaks) and I don't know that we could find one.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby JLaker17 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:24 am

Going to need a lot of Clark tonight.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:39 am

^You're right. He's been good consistently and we need his production tonight.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:47 am

We should stick him on Pierce.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby XXIV on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:28 pm

He's already been great on the boards but we'll need something more from him offensively. His showcase time is now.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby KB24 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:34 pm

Chillbongo wrote:We should stick him on Pierce.

I think Pierce and Artest are BFFs...so I doubt we will have Clark on Pierce for extended period of time.







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

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:36 pm

Clark would be better spent on someone like Garnett... He's got the length to at least try to challenge those jumpers, Artest really doesn't.

Artest is going to be on Pierce, no doubt.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:25 pm

LMAO forgot about Artest. And Pierce's friendship.

Allright lets just stick Clark on KG/Terry/Green etc
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:28 pm

even when things looked TERRIBLE tonight, when they could have just mailed it in and lost by 30...EC was still out there trying. :jam2:
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby The Rock on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:29 pm

Clark looked bad last night beacuse he was playing Center guarding KG, hes a SF/PF using him along those lines properly. Great great game
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby karacha on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:36 pm

Great game today.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby The Rock on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:37 pm

We need Sacre to play some minutes and help out in the frontcourt, Clark is playing heavy heavy minutes now
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby scissors on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:43 pm

This guy is a star in the making. The future looks good for him.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:47 pm

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

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:48 pm

Clark looked sluggish early like against Boston but came on late. Nice.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:36 pm

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

Postby Ice-Fire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:48 pm

I'm not sure why anyone is surprised at what Clark is doing, it's not like he was selected at the 55-60th slot... during the draft... he was a lottery pick... he should at the very least be a very good role player.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Weezy on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:54 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:I'm not sure why anyone is surprised at what Clark is doing, it's not like he was selected at the 55-60th slot... during the draft... he was a lottery pick... he should at the very least be a very good role player.


Yes we all should have seen this coming even though tons of lottery picks never amount to anything and at least 4 coaches didn't see anything special enough in Clark to give him consistent time. I'm not sure what the point of a post like this even is. To downplay what Clark is doing, to make it seem like you expected this all along from Clark, what?
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby Ice-Fire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:58 pm

Perhaps Clark's game only suits MDA's system.... we should be thankful George Karl picked Clark to shoot the FT's and not Sacre.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby kobe_mamba on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:10 pm

Easy E just keeps rolling....turning into such a good player. He's got talent and he is motivated.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:10 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:I'm not sure why anyone is surprised at what Clark is doing, it's not like he was selected at the 55-60th slot... during the draft... he was a lottery pick... he should at the very least be a very good role player.

Every day I come to CL and I read a sillier quote than the day before.

Go do some quick research and see how many lottery picks turn into nothing on the court. Just check the Clippers history as a start.
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Re: Earl Clark Discussion: "they call me Easy"

Postby aznromeo169 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:48 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:Perhaps Clark's game only suits MDA's system.... we should be thankful George Karl picked Clark to shoot the FT's and not Sacre.


I was at that game, and I think Sacre was sent down to the D-League around that time because he was not at the bench. Nonetheless, thank you George Karl!
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