Just two days after being released from the Memphis Grizzlies, former Louisville forward Earl Clark has landed with another NBA team.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced on Friday that the team has claimed Clark off waivers.
Clark signed a free agent/training-camp tryout deal with the Grizzlies in late September. The former Cardinal had a decent showing for Memphis early on the their preseason games, but unfortunately the club decided his services weren’t needed.
He averaged 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists on .474 shooting in 12.5 minutes in four preseason appearances.
Following a breakout season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-13, Clark signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to provide much production for the Cavs and was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA trade deadline.
As soon as his rights were traded to Philadelphia, Clark was waived by the team. He later signed a ten day contract with the New York Knicks, but did not finish the season on an NBA roster.
Clark was one of the few bright spots for the Lakers in 2012-13 and was one of the NBA’s most improved players once he was inserted into the rotation. He averaged 7.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 59 appearances for the team.
Hopefully he’ll be able to make the most of his opportunity with the Rockets