When the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, they sent two second round picks, forward Earl Clark and forward Henry Sims to the 76ers.
Immediately after the 76ers acquired Clark, most pundits expected they would soon release him.
It didn’t take long for the 76ers to do just that. On Friday, they officially waived Clark.
Clark has shown signs of being a competent role player, but hasn’t been able to find a niche with any of his teams, the Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers.
However, he is talented enough to find another landing spot.
According to Jorge Sierra of Hoops Hype, he could find a place on a contender in the near future.
I spoke with Kevin Bradbury, Earl Clark’s agent, and he’s expecting several playoff contenders to express interest, but it’s very preliminary at this point since Clark has not even cleared waivers. What I can tell you is that the trade caught them a bit off guard. His name wasn’t popping up in trade rumors that much and it was all a surprise.
Clark averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 45 appearances with the Cavaliers this season.