2013 NBA Free Agency: Cleveland Cavaliers Would Get Great Young Prospect in Earl Clark

By Ryan Heckman


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The Cleveland Cavaliers figure to be pretty busy early on in this 2013 NBA Free Agency period. Having some cap room to work with and a young point guard on the rise, the Cavs look to be big players on the market.

After drafting Anthony Bennett number one overall, the Cavs are in a great spot down low with him and Tristan Thompson. The forward position could be getting even better pretty soon.

Cleveland has reportedly met with free agent small forward Earl Clark Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

If the Cavs could lock down Clark, they would solidify their forward rotation for the most part. Clark is a fantastic young prospect that has a lot of upside. With the Los Angeles Lakers, Clark shined in his limited minutes on the floor and occasionally flashed an exciting dunk or two each night.

At 6’10”, Clark is a tall and athletic swing forward that can score and rebound. Las season with Los Angeles, he averaged 44 percent shooting from the field. Still only 25 years old and much to learn as a professional. that is an impressive percentage.

In 23 minutes per game, he also gave the Lakers 5.5 rebounds per game. Considering he’s on the court with a big man like Dwight Howard a lot of the times, that’s a great number for a young small forward.

Clark would likely be a guy they could sign in order to continue to build a solid young core in effort to attract LeBron James next summer. With Kyrie Irving running the show and the potential to sign another star this offseason, the Cavs would put themselves in great position to contend going into 2014.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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