Nets ink Earl Clark to multi-year contract


Earl Clark
Earl Clark
The Nets have signed forward Earl Clark to a multi-year deal, the team announced today. The deal is a non-guaranteed minimum deal for next season, with a partial guarantee if he makes next season’s roster, a team source confirmed to The Brooklyn Game.

Clark, a Plainfield, N.J. native and Louisville graduate, was drafted 14th overall in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft — three picks after the Nets drafted a fellow Louisville graduate, Terrence Williams. Williams is since out of the league, and Clark has bounced in and out of the NBA; the Nets are his sixth NBA team in as many years, and he was playing in China prior to signing a ten-day contract with the Nets on March 27th.

In five games with the Nets, Clark averaged 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game, shooting 34.6 percent from the field and 3-for-12 from three-point range. He was signed as an emergency backup following a knee injury to Thaddeus Young.