“I want to be a Laker,” Earl Clark said Monday. “I had a lot of fun this season. It’s the first season I got an opportunity to play and just show people, the world, what I can do. I hope everything works out and I come back. I definitely don’t want to leave here being on one of the worst Laker teams in history. I don’t want to be a part of that.”
The 25-year-old enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent and even stated he would go as far as taking less money, fewer years to remain in LA.
Clark averaged 9 points and 6.8 rebounds as a starter for the injury-riddled Lakers early in the season, and maintained solid production in limited minutes off the bench.
He has all the tools to eventually replace Metta World Peace as a starter on the wing and boasts a higher ceiling than we initially thought, evident from his 10.3 PPG and 8.4 REB averages in January.
His youth and attitude will certainly be welcome in LA.