For two days, the Cavaliers put on a full-court press trying to persuade 25-year-old free-agent forward Earl Clark to come to Cleveland. Rejecting interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, Clark has agreed to a contract that will insert him into the middle of the Cavs’ youth movement, a source told Sporting News.
Clark gets a two-year, $9 million contract.
According to the report, Clark, who had a little bit of a breakout year last season, will have a chance to take over the starting job, but he will have competition. The Cavs drafted Anthony Bennett, who can play both forward positions, while Tristan Thompson occupied the power forward position last season.
Clark should be a decent pickup and can act as a stretch-four if the Cavaliers decide to play small.
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