Former Louisville forward Earl Clark has spent most of the 2012-13 season on the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers. Clark has played just 5 minutes per game in his first season in Los Angeles.
He was part of a blockbuster trade over the summer that sent three members of the Orlando Magic to the Lakers. With a roster full of talented veterans, Clark has had a tough time breaking into the lineup.
Fortunately for Clark, the Lakers have been depleted with injuries lately, which allowed E5 to play a season high 21 minutes last night in a 112-125 loss to the Houston Rockets. In those 21 minutes, Clark finished with five points, nine rebounds, three assists, one block and zero turnovers.
Earl hasn’t quite lived up to his lottery pick potential, but it’s good to see him making the most of his opportunity last night.