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Report: Cavaliers talking to Earl Clark, there is “mutual interest”

Jul 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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Earl Clark got his chance to shine with the rash of Lakers injuries last season and on a team that desperately needed more athleticism he stood out at first. But as time wore on Mike D’Antoni went away from him more and more as the flaws in his game were exposed.

Still, there is a lot of potential there for a team that is building still. A team like maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers.

There is interest there, reports Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

Free agent forward Earl Clark met with the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Tuesday, and though no contract offers were made, the two sides are expected to meet again Wednesday, a source told Sporting News. The source labeled the interest between Clark and the Cavaliers “very mutual.”

Do the Cavs need another 6’10” power forward? Clark is a four who plays more like a three. With Tristan Thompson and just drafted Anthony Bennett on the roster, his minutes were limited.

Clark started 36 games for the injury riddled Lakers. He got looks but couldn’t consistently knock them down (44 percent shooting overall, 33.7 percent from three), he turned the ball over more than you would like, and he would disappear for long stretches if his shots didn’t fall. He’s athletic, he showed improvement, but he has a ways to go.

Coming off the bench for the Cavaliers and getting steady minutes in the rotation to develop his game might work. The question is are there minutes to give him.

  1. 00maltliquor - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Dwight ain’t coming back Mitch, please see if we can re-sign him at least. Not Bryan Mullins.

  2. secdominance - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Earl Grant!

  3. kb2408 - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Ha ha ha, good one @secdominance! Exactly what I thought! Only a joke LAKER insider’s will understand…

    • iceonmypinky85 - Jul 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      As 8 Lakers fans pushes thumbs down.

  4. kb2408 - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    @maltliq, I don’t think Earl “Grant” will sign with the Cavs until the Dwightmare is decided. If Dwight leaves, Earl stays.

  5. dyn0myte - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I’m waiting for the “Please Don’t Leave Earl” bus stop benches to start popping up on the streets of L.A.

  6. lakerade - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Get yours Earl, take care of your family. But factor in your role on whichever team you choose. Either way, once a Laker, always.

  7. fearthehoody - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    “Made me few greyt, you know”

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