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Earl Clark
SF/PF - 6'10, 225lbs - 36 years old - 6 years of NBA experience
Signed in Taiwan - Signed with Hsinchu Lioneers
  • Birthdate: 01/17/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): 14th pick, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Louisville
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Happy Walters (Catalyst Sports)
2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 14th overall by Phoenix.
10th July, 2009NBASigned four year, $8,704,546 rookie scale contract with Phoenix. Included team options for 2011/12 and 2012/13.
15th March, 2010D-LeagueAssigned by Phoenix to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
22nd March, 2010D-LeagueRecalled by Phoenix from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
31st October, 2010NBAPhoenix declined 2011/12 team option.
18th December, 2010NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Phoenix to Orlando, along with Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson, in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round pick (#23, Nikola Mirotic) and cash from Orlando.
10th August, 2011ChinaSigned a one year contract with Zhejiang Guangsha.
29th September, 2011ChinaLeft Zhejiang Guangsha.
15th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Orland to a two year, $2.4 million contract. Included player option for 2012/13.
30th June, 2012NBAExercised 2012/13 player option.
10th August, 2012NBAAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Orlando to L.A. Lakers, along with Dwight Howard and Chris Duhon, and Jason Richardson to Philadelphia, in exchange for Nikola Vucevic, Mo Harkless and a protected 2015 first round pick from Philadelphia (deferred to 2017; #5, De'Aaron Fox), Christian Eyenga, Josh McRoberts, a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed) and a protected 2017 first round pick (converted to 2017 and 2018 second round picks; #33, 2017, Wesley Iwundu) from L.A. Lakers, and Al Harrington, Arron Afflalo, a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby) and a 2014 first round pick (#12, Dario Saric) from Denver.
12th July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $8.5 million contract with Cleveland.
20th February, 2014NBATraded by Cleveland, along with Henry Sims and two 2014 second round picks (#39, Jerami Grant; #52, Vasilije Micic) to Philadelphia in exchange for Spencer Hawes.
20th February, 2014NBAWaived by Cleveland.
27th February, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with New York.
10th March, 2014NBASigned a second 10 day contract with New York.
15th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
22nd October, 2014NBAWaived by Memphis.
24th October, 2014NBAClaimed off waivers by Houston.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Houston.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Iowa Energy.
1st November, 2014D-LeagueAs a part of a five team deal, traded by Iowa Energy to Rio Grande Valley Vipers, along with Brandon Provost, and along with Marcus Melvin to Texas Legends, in exchange for the returning player rights to Hassan Whiteside and a 2015 second round pick.
10th December, 2014D-LeagueLeft Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
10th December, 2014ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Shandong.
27th March, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
9th April, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Brooklyn.
10th August, 2015NBAWaived by Brooklyn.
20th August, 2015D-LeagueDrafted 2nd overall in tclarkhe 2015 D-League Expansion Draft by Raptors 905. Concurrently signed.
30th October, 2015D-LeagueTraded by Raptors 905 in exchange for a 2016 third round pick.
16th January, 2016D-LeagueTraded by Bakersfield Jam, along with the returning player rights to Ike Diogu, to Delaware 87ers in exchange for the returning player rights to Tristan Spurlock and a 2016 second round pick.
19th March, 2016D-LeagueWaived by Delaware 87ers.
24th May, 2016ChinaSigned a one season contract with Henan.
18th August, 2016TurkeySigned a one year contract with Besiktas.
3rd July, 2017TurkeySigned another one year contract with Besiktas.
Career Moves
2006 - 2009Louisville (NCAA)
June 2009 - December 2010Phoenix Suns (NBA)
December 2010 - August 2011Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2011 - September 2011Zhejiang Guangsha (China)
December 2011 - August 2012Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2013L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2013 - February 2014Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
February 2014Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
February 2014 - March 2014New York Knicks (NBA)
September 2014 - October 2014Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
October 2014Houston Rockets (NBA)
October 2014 - November 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2014 - December 2014Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
December 2014 - March 2015Shandong (China)
March 2015 - August 2015Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
August 2015 - October 2015Raptors 905 (D-League)
October 2015 - January 2016Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2016 - March 2016Delaware 87ers (D-League)
May 2016 - July 2016Henan (China)
August 2016 - presentBestikas (Turkey)
Articles about Earl Clark

July 4, 2015

Clark is now 27. This should be his prime. And yet here he is, back in summer league, once again trying to get back in the NBA after a season on its very fringes. The man whose calling card was the fact that he "does so many things" continues to struggle to find a place in the bigs on account of not doing any one particular thing. Occasional shooting and good passing vision for his size are not proving enough, and now in his late twenties, it's getting tougher. There are better shooters to use as stretch bigs, and there are younger unpolished 6'10 athletes.

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January 5, 2014

[...] Few other offseason moves have worked out, either, and the Cavaliers have found themselves off to a disappointing 10-21 start. Most notably, #1 overall pick Anthony Bennett is off to a horrific start to his NBA career, shooting 28% from the field and looking utterly lost and overwhelmed. After his great climax to last season, Jarrett Jack has regressed to his career means with sedate averages of 10 and 4, whilst the other big summer signing, Earl Clark, has gone from being a player who could do a little bit of everything except shoot to a fairly one dimensional (albeit efficient) one dimensional shooter who no longer wishes to use his good passing skills. The efficient, capable, sweet-shooting Matthew Dellavedova has been a good third string point guard pick-up, and Henry Sims has pretty much outplayed Bennett in his limited minutes to date, but with draftees Sergei Karasev and Carrick Felix offering nothing so far, the Cavaliers’ offseason acquisitions have been mostly underwhelming. And because of this, the team has been underwhelming.

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July 12, 2010

Earl Clark

Clark's rookie year was not great, due in no small part to a lack of opportunities. He averaged only 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, shooting 37% with an 8.5 PER, and not always playing the quality defense for which he (should) be known. The departure of Amare Stoudemire should in theory have gotten him more playing time; however, the acquisitions of Hakim Warrick, Josh Childress and Hedo Turkoglu, plus the retention of Grant Hill and Jared Dudley, and the possible re-signing of Louis Amundson, seem to have snuffed that out again. Where Clark's minutes will come from next year is once again unclear.

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