After parting ways with forward Metta World Peace and point guard Beno Udrih, the New York Knicks wanted to upgrade their defense off of the bench.
That is why they agreed to sign veteran guard Shannon Brown and veteran forward Earl Clark to a 10-day contracts.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks are expected to sign Clark to a second 10-day contact now that his current deal is set to expire.
Expect #Knicks to sign Earl Clark to second ten-day contract after tonight’s game in Cleveland.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) March 8, 2014
Clark started his career with the Phoenix Suns after they selected him with the 14th overall pick in the 2009 draft. He was traded to the Orlando Magic during his second season. After his third season, the Magic sent him to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Dwight Howard trade. He signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in the offseason, but was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Spencer Hawes deal. The 76ers soon waived him.
Clark is averaging 4.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season.
He has appeared in five games with the Knicks, averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.