Nov 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Earl Clark (6) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Cavaliers 94-79. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks to sign Earl Clark

The New York Knicks have filled one of their empty roster spots by signing free agent forward Earl Clark, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Dec 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Earl Clark (6) controls the ball during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The deal is a 10-day contract according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.

The Knicks have been linked to several players over the past couple of days since releasing both Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih and appear to be settling for Clark,

Clark met with coach Mike Woodson and GM Steve Mills yesterday and the deal came very quickly after that.

He’s a guy that could help a little bit as he can play both forward positions, but I don’t expect him to get many minutes.

Clark was the No. 14 overall pick in the 2009 draft and had some of the best performances of his career last year with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he regressed in a big way this season after signing a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer.

The Cavs traded him to the Sixers at the deadline, who waived him less than 24 hours later.

He averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game this season and boasts career averages of 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 242 career NBA games with four different franchises.

I would expect Clark to be in uniform Thursday night when the Knicks take on the Miami Heat.


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