Earl Clark will be in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Lakers reporter Mike Trudell tweeted that Clark earned the start with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace and Robert Sacre (Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are out indefinitely). And his reward could be a nightmare: He gets to try to guard Kevin Durant.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni sounds like a Clark fan. According to Trudell, "D’Antoni said LAL can actually
gain both size & speed with Earl Clark in the line up, as he can get
out in transition & defend big men."
Clark had a huge game -- 22 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and a three-pointer -- in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs January 9.
Keep an eye on what Clark does tonight, but be aware that he's done absolutely nothing up until two nights ago.