Earlier this week the Magic re-signed Earl Clark to a two year deal worth a reported $2 million. Orlando acquired Clark in the Jason Richardson/Hedo Turkoglu deal last December but struggled to crack the rotation. He played in only 33 games and scored 4.1 points per game and grabbed 2.5 rebounds per game (12.3 points per 36 minutes and 7.7 rebounds per 36 minutes).
The team though still has high hopes on Earl Clark and believe that he can fulfill his potential. Stan Van Gundy, for one, believes Clark can develop into a defensive stopper and be a valuable player for the Magic defending perimeter scorers.
"We want Earl to guard the 3s and 4s who are primary scorers, seeing if he can guard Kevin Durant, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki ... the bigger wings and the 4s," Van Gundy told Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. "That's where I see Earl coming in and getting his minutes."
That was what the team hoped for Clark last year too. He never quite dev...