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#181 bigfetz

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 02:15 PM

I wonder if this guy really knows how popular he is now.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 03:29 PM

Earl "The Pearl" Clark = the next Paul George you heard it here first guyz

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Hopefully the FO doesn't trade him.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 04:24 PM

Earl "The Pearl" Clark = the next Paul George you heard it here first guyz


george is a Sf. i think Clark thrives at Pf, so no, not close actually. earl is josh smith-like

Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, January 15, 2013 - 04:24 PM.

Kobe and Randle led Lakers lead the team to a 32-50 record. the Lakers select Myles Turner with the 5th pick.


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 04:47 PM

george is a Sf. i think Clark thrives at Pf, so no, not close actually. earl is josh smith-like


Actually he is a SG for the Pacers and has moved to the Small Forward in Grangers Absence but Earl Clark is a combo forward who can play the Small Forward and Power Forward... and he seems to be smart enough to pass the ball so he can definitely get time at the small forward position

as long as he can defend and hit jump shots and rebound he will have a place for this team

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 05:26 PM

Actually he is a SG for the Pacers and has moved to the Small Forward in Grangers Absence but Earl Clark is a combo forward who can play the Small Forward and Power Forward... and he seems to be smart enough to pass the ball so he can definitely get time at the small forward position

as long as he can defend and hit jump shots and rebound he will have a place for this team


i said earl thrives at Pf, i made this thread(before the Spurs game) saying that Earl should be our backup SF, i know he can play both positions. from what ive seen, id like him at Pf, he has more of an advantage on O at PF, and he contests hella shots at the rim.

and btw,earl has a place on this team without him hitting Jumpers.at the 4 ala jordan hill, or at the 3 ala matt barnes(who didnt shoot well for us). (read the OP of why i think he can help this team without a jumper) with a jumper tho, he can be our starting Pf,and we can trade pau for wings.

Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, January 15, 2013 - 05:29 PM.

Kobe and Randle led Lakers lead the team to a 32-50 record. the Lakers select Myles Turner with the 5th pick.


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:02 PM

decent game. didn't score much but got 9 boards.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Stuffing the stat sheet like crazy, 5th straight game with at least 9rebs and 3 assists. Keep it up :rock:

On his birthday Thursday hes gonna be asked to guard Lebron. Good luck :laughing:

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Stuffing the stat sheet like crazy, 5th straight game with at least 9rebs and 3 assists. Keep it up :rock:

On his birthday Thursday hes gonna be asked to guard Lebron. Good luck :laughing:

That is going to be very fun to watch. I think he has a decent chance of containing lebron. With that said, I think Lebum will drop 35/9/8

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:28 PM

I think Clark will stay with the lakers in the future.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:44 PM

I think Clark will stay with the lakers in the future.

I thought that about sessions. I miss him on our team. I thought he would get some all star votes this year.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:55 PM

At what point does Kupchak say "Screw it" and just coach the team himself? He keeps finding guys who can play -- not necessarily All-Stars mind you, but useful NBA players -- and it practically requires a court order to get them unstuck from the end of the bench.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 11:12 PM

decent game. didn't score much but got 9 boards.


considering his minutes,he had a good game,bro,not decent. you cant expect this kid to score, hes not a good shooter..
he didnt score,but he had some great assist,got our team points. he grabbed some GREAT rebounds,i mean Jordan HIll-esq rebounds where he outjumps people in traffic. you could say it was just a decent game for Earl,because he didnt have a great impact on D,like he has in recent games,,but, you cant say it was only a decent game for him because he didnt score much.
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Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, January 15, 2013 - 11:12 PM.

Kobe and Randle led Lakers lead the team to a 32-50 record. the Lakers select Myles Turner with the 5th pick.


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 11:53 PM

Honestly, I think Clark is looking so good for Laker fans because he's doing exactly what Pau should be doing. I'm not asking an 18 and 10 average from the guy, but his hustle really shows why younger teams with many players in their primes are striving.

Part of me can't wait for the day we revamp the roster with youth and athleticism to partner up with Dwight. Of course, I want Kobe and Nash to win a couple before leaving us :cry:

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:13 AM

Let's stop comparing earl clark to anyone. If anything he's just a role player. A glue guy. An Ariza, haslem type. Guy who doesn't disrupt things (pau and Ron) and allows stars to be stars by knowing to play off of them and hustle

Honestly it's refreshing to have an athlete that actually understands his place. This reminds me of when Shannon brown first got playing time here. Was running all over the place and taking leftovers. Then he thought he was Kobe and started chucking

This also reminds me of when mike d'antoni inserted Jared Jeffries in new York and everything flowed smoother

Every elite team has a glue guy or two in the starting lineup

Heat have chalmers and battier
Thunder have thabo and Perkins
Spurs are one big blob of glue

Honestly with Clark just being an athlete and unselfish he's allowed everything else to fall into place. Less screwed up rotations less ball stoppage has done wonders

It's sad that we had so many players submarining this by just not understanding who they are (artest) or just not being able to move (pau)

I guess there is a reason big 3s and duos work but big 4s don't. Too much ball stoppage, not enough movement

Just trade pau for some starting defensive guard who plays off the ball and 2 bench players( big and wing) and I'm happy
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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:49 AM

poor man's Lamar Odom before he got traded and cried

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 06:03 AM

D'Antoni said after the game that Pau was still a starter. Boooo!

He kind of hemmed and hawed a bit, but it was still his point that when Pau returns, Clark goes back to the bench. Sadly, I don't think Clark gives us what we need off the bench, especially if he's playing with the likes of Jamison/Sacre/Duhon/etc.

Let Pau back up Dwight and play in the post, where he is most useful. He's out of shape. Slow-footed. Doesn't defend/get back on defense, and he misses open jumpers.

The Lakers are 2-0 when Kobe/Nash/Dwight are in the starting line-up and Pau doesn't play. That is our best combination as I see it.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 06:17 AM

D'Antoni said after the game that Pau was still a starter. Boooo!

He kind of hemmed and hawed a bit, but it was still his point that when Pau returns, Clark goes back to the bench. Sadly, I don't think Clark gives us what we need off the bench, especially if he's playing with the likes of Jamison/Sacre/Duhon/etc.

Let Pau back up Dwight and play in the post, where he is most useful. He's out of shape. Slow-footed. Doesn't defend/get back on defense, and he misses open jumpers.

The Lakers are 2-0 when Kobe/Nash/Dwight are in the starting line-up and Pau doesn't play. That is our best combination as I see it.


It's probably more useful just to trade him.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 06:20 AM

I think Clark will stay with the lakers in the future.


dont lakers usually get rid of their bright young players?
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Posted January 16, 2013 - 06:21 AM

D'Antoni said after the game that Pau was still a starter. Boooo!

He kind of hemmed and hawed a bit, but it was still his point that when Pau returns, Clark goes back to the bench. Sadly, I don't think Clark gives us what we need off the bench, especially if he's playing with the likes of Jamison/Sacre/Duhon/etc.

Let Pau back up Dwight and play in the post, where he is most useful. He's out of shape. Slow-footed. Doesn't defend/get back on defense, and he misses open jumpers.

The Lakers are 2-0 when Kobe/Nash/Dwight are in the starting line-up and Pau doesn't play. That is our best combination as I see it.


I agree fully. I couldn't care less how much Pau gets paid. If he can't be traded, then I rather him come off the bench at this point in time. Clark is not a better player than Pau, but he does everything that Pau doesn't do. Defends on the perimiter, contests shots consistently, hustles, and grabs boards with his athleticism. He plays with a motor that Pau just doesn't have. Kobe (being dialed in on defense), Artest, Clark, and Dwight is the team's best defensive line up and it can cause problems for opposing teams.

The offense can still run fluidly with Nash in the line up also. Pau isn't even needed in the starting line up for the offense to be smooth.

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