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January has been a good month for former Louisville forward Earl Clark, who is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Clark has played almost more minutes this month with the Lakers than in his first three seasons in the league.
Clark was given an opportunity to more extended minutes for LA in the last couple of weeks due to numerous injuries. The man formally known as E5 has more than taken advantage of the opportunity.
Clark is averaging 9.8 points and 8.9 rebounds in the month of January. Despite the return of four time NBA All Star Pua Gasol, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has named Clark the starter.
Gasol started in Los Angeles’ Sunday night loss to the Toronto Raptors, but it was Clark who came off the bench scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
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So far, so good with Earl Clark. His first night as the Lakers' starting power forward ended in a loss, but Clark played well (12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks).
Clark played 34 minutes, and it sounds like he's locked in going forward. Pick him up.
Off the bench, Pau Gasol played 25 minutes but posted an efficient line: 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will have surgery on his left hip on Wednesday.
The team says Hill was examined Tuesday by a doctor in Nashville, Tenn. Hill was told on Jan. 12 that he needed season-ending surgery and he decided to get a second opinion.
Hill got hurt on Jan. 6 against Denver. He is averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds as the Lakers' top backup big man...
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