Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers and free-agent
forward Earl Clark have agreed to terms on a two-year, $9 million contract,
the Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday.
Clark comes to the Cavs off a solid 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Lakers
in which the 25-year-old posted career-best averages of 7.3 points and 5.5
rebounds while starting 36 of his 59 regular-season games. The former first-
round pick was acquired by the Lakers from the Orlando Magic as part of last
August's blockbuster trade that also sent All-Star center Dwight Howard to Los
The Lakers had reportedly been interested in retaining Clark, but the cap-
strapped franchise wasn't able to match the $4.5 million annual salary he'll
receive to join recent No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett in Cleveland.
Clark, who spent the first two seasons of his five-year career with Phoenix,
has averaged 4.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 14 minutes over 197 NBA games.
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