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Old 02-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Earl Clark Wants to Re-Sign with L.A



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Earl Clark has played an integral role for the Los Angeles Lakers since becoming the starter last month, and he knows that his value has increased ahead of unrestricted free agency this upcoming offseason.

"Obviously, not playing earlier and averaging those [low] numbers, I didn't know where I would end up," Clark said. "Playing good now and with other teams wanting you, you can pick your own destiny. It feels good to be in the driver's seat."

Still, Clark made it clear that he hopes to re-sign with the Lakers.
"This is my first team that gave me an opportunity. I love the guys here," Clark said. "The organization and the style of play fits me. I really want to stay here."
Clark, 25, is making just $1.2 million this season. He has averaged 10.8 points and 8.5 points since supplanting Pau Gasol as the Lakers' starting power forward.

Via Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/sports/basket...tory?track=rss
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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whats he going to say? ill look at other offers?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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I hope his salary demands aren't too ridiculous, I would love for the team to resign him.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Nash says he likes playing with kobe

Pau said he likes playing with kobe

Earl Clark likes playing with kobe

Soooo dwight????
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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Nash says he likes playing with kobe

Pau said he likes playing with kobe

Earl Clark likes playing with kobe

Soooo dwight????
Well Dwight is the only player that really matters to the future of LA. They would amnesty Kobe if they thought that would make Dwight sign a long contract.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Well Dwight is the only player that really matters to the future of LA. They would amnesty Kobe if they thought that would make Dwight sign a long contract.


I don't think they would.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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Well Dwight is the only player that really matters to the future of LA. They would amnesty Kobe if they thought that would make Dwight sign a long contract.

This is only true if Dwight can be OK with being Bill Russell instead of Shaq or the Lakers can get Kyrie. As long as he thinks he deserves touches in crunch time he will just get hacked right out of the playoffs.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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Love to have ya.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:45 PM   #9
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I hope his salary demands aren't too ridiculous, I would love for the team to resign him.
I think he could get a minimum of $3-5MM/yr or max of $8-9MM/yr.

He's 6'10" but plays more of a SF style b/c of his body frame. I think we all know that Rashard Lewis has totally devalued these types of players when he got $20MM/yr contract. If he can keep it up, he could be a "new Lamar Odom(the younger version)," which would be great for the Lakers but would cost a bit too.

If GMs see him more of a Rashard/Frye/ type = $3-5MM/yr.
If GMs see him to be a new Lamar Odom(pre-2011) = $8-9MM/yr.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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Dude is a must sign imo, but knowing Jim Buss, we'll probably let him go.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
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What does the cap situation look like for the lakers in the offseason???
and what exemptions would they have to sign him???
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Default Re: Earl Clark Wants to Re-Sign with L.A

If we move Gasol this summer (will most likely happen, since he's expiring) I say we give this guy a deal similar to J.Hill. Move forward with a backcourt of Howard, Hill and Clark.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #13
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If we move Gasol this summer (will most likely happen, since he's expiring) I say we give this guy a deal similar to J.Hill. Move forward with a backcourt of Howard, Hill and Clark.
Gasol doesn't expire until the end of 2014.
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Gasol doesn't expire until the end of 2014.

Yeah he's an expiring contract so he'll be dealt with in the summer.
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Do we have his bird rights?
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