Feb 25, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Earl Clark (6) warms up before the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 119-108. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Cleveland Cavaliers Sign Earl Clark for Two Years, $9 million

Last season, Earl Clark made the most of his time in Los Angeles filling in for the injured Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

The fourteenth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft struggled for playing time during his first three season, where were split between Phoenix and Orlando. However, acquired alongside Dwight in the trade to Los Angeles, Clark found a home on the Lakers. He’s also found a home in Cleveland, as according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Clark has signed a two year deal worth $9 million dollars with the Cavaliers.

Source tells Sporting News that Lakers F Earl Clark has signed a 2 yr deal w the Cavaliers for $9 million

While a few teams expressed interest in Clark, including the Lakers, none showed more desire for the former Louisville product than that of Cleveland Cavaliers who heavily courted the athletic power forward.

It’s a bit of an odd signing given the Cavaliers selected power forward Anthony Bennett with the number one overall selection this year and also have Tristan Thompson on their roster, but it was a no-brainer for Clark who wouldn’t have received an offer close to that elsewhere.

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