Jan 4, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans (30) and Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Earl Clark (6) battle at the net during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks, Earl Clark finalizing agreement


Almost immediately after being dealt from the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with Henry Sims and a couple of second round draft picks, to the Philadelphia 76ers in return for veteran center Spencer Hawes, forward Earl Clark was waived by the 76ers.

The New York Knicks, who recently parted ways with forward Metta World Peace and point guard Beno Udrih, have been looking for upgrades on defense.

It looks like Clark is one of those upgrades.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Clark and the New York Knicks are finalizing a deal to bring Clark to New York for the rest of the season.

The New York Knicks are finalizing an agreement with free-agent forward Earl Clark, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Knicks also are trying to sign another defensive-minded player before meeting the Miami Heat on Thursday in Miami, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Clark is averaging 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game.

As for the other defensive player? It will likely be veteran swingman Dahntay Jones, who the Knicks recently worked out.

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