The Knicks are reportedly set to agree to terms with recently released forward Earl Clark. The New Jersey native will join a Knicks team in utter disarray after suffering their 8th loss in their last ten games last night at home against the Dallas Mavericks.
Clark,26, was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on February 20th immediately after he was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and became a free agent on February 22nd will be the player to provide the Knicks with the forward deoth that they seek. The former number 14 overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft was averaging over 15 minutes per game this year for the Cavaliers and chipping in just over 5 points and 2 rebounds per game.
The 6’10” Clark has the ability to play both the power forward and small forward positions, versatility that undoubtedly was a factor in the Knicks deciding to being him aboard. The Knicks are in desperate need of another body since they waived both Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih, coupled with the injuries to Kenyon Martin and Andrea Bargnani. Clark will absilutely see minutes for the team immediately upon his arrival and if he proves effective he could carve out a role for the Knicks even when Bargnani and Martin return.