Originally written January 30, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
Former Louisville forward, Earl Clark, suffered early in his NBA career but lately it looks like he has turned it around.  Clark has cracked the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers and is making the most of his opportunity. Everyone knew Clarks potential was very high coming out of college and that is why the Pheonix Suns took him as their first round draft pick.  But Clark never really excelled in that system and was looked down upon because of his seemingly lack of effort on defense.  Clark was then traded to the Orlando Magic where he played about 11 minutes a game.  But still Clark was criticized for his defense and wasnt a big impact player. Then Clark was traded to the Lakers in a blockbuster deal that involved superstar center Dwight Howard.  It looked like the Lakers were the team to beat in the west and that Clark had no role on the team due to Pau Gasol’s presence.  But Mike Brown was fired and Mike Dantoni was brought in to coach the team.  The run and gun offense ...
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