Earl Clark, who played limited minutes with the Nets after signing late in the season, told Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders that after talking with Billy King, he's unsure of his status with the team next season.
Kennedy who ran into Clark at a training session tweeted...
Earl Clark says he spoke to Billy King and his future with Nets is unclear. He has non-guaranteed deal. May play summer league if Nets drop.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 5, 2015
Earl Clark wants to be back with Nets and said it was great stint. Just unsure if he'll return. He knows there's a lot of things going on.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 5, 2015
The Nets signed Clark, a 6'10" small forward to two 10-day contracts in March after losing Mirza Teletovic and Sergey Karasev. At end of the 10-days, the Nets signed him to a two-year deal, but the second year, 2015-16, is non-guaranteed until October 26, roster cutdown day. At that point, he'd receive $200,000 if still on the roster but wouldn't be fully guaranteed until the first week of January. That's when all non-guaranteed picks become fully guaranteed.
Brooklyn is unlikely to dump him before July. His non-guaranteed $1.2 million deal could be part of a larger trade package. He cannot be traded before July 6, however, because he signed so late in the season.
Clark, 27, had played most of last season in China, where he put up gaudy stats, as so most NBA vets. With the Nets, he had a few good games, but often looked lost. Overall, he played 10 games and averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds, shooting less than 40 percent overall and less than 30 percent from deep. His six-year career numbers aren't much better.
Earl Clark's Nets future uncertain - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game