If you would, how much would you be willing to offer him?
Also, do you think he just sorta hit the wall, or is this possibly more of the real Earl Clark going back to his truer self?
His name is Earl. His game is struggling.
The darling of the Lakers a month ago, Earl Clark has faded recently, failing to hit double-digit scoring in six of the last seven games while trying to adapt to the biggest opportunity of his NBA life.
If a player can hit the rookie wall in his fourth NBA season, it's happening now.
He started his 23rd consecutive game Friday against the Toronto Raptors and finished with two points and two rebounds in the Lakers' 118-116 victory.
Earlier this week against Oklahoma City, Clark was on the bench for the start of the second half.
Are these the first signs of the end of his run?
"He's hit a wall a little bit of late," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We're trying to cut his minutes a little bit to get him re-energized so that he can have a big finish. I think it's normal. You can't play that level all the time. He's coming down a little bit and hopefully he'll rebound."
Clark averaged 10.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in January and followed it up with 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in February despite tailing off at the end of the month.
March has been a different drumbeat for Clark, 25, a restricted free agent making a relatively low $1.2 million this season.
D'Antoni tried to remain upbeat about the same player he called "the brightest spot we've had this year" a few weeks ago.
"He's got it. It's just a matter of, he's never played this many games at this level with the importance of every game," D'Antoni said. "I think it's slipped a little bit, but there's no reason why he doesn't pick it back up."
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