Considering that the Suns did not pick up Earl's option, they would not have been able to sign him to more than 2 million dollars, but since Clark has been traded, a possibility remains. Hit the jump to find out what kind of crazy idea popped into my head.
The Suns didn't have roster space for Clark to show what he had, but in the limited time that Clark did play, he showed that he could have a solid career as a nice wing defender. Coupled with his ravishing athleticism and speed, Clark had the tools to become an all-star. His game could have been enhanced playing alongside Nash and playing in the roster consistently, but obviously the Suns had too many proven guys to take a a big time risk on a relatively "listless" player. Now that Clark is in Orlando he'll probably make the rotation, because Ryan Anderson is more of an SF anyway, and Clark is their only other true back up PF. (Other than Malik Allen.) Both Allen and Anderson are injured at this point, and as I am typing this Clark has made a basket and guarded Dirk fairly well in limited time. Now then, with an opportunity to show what he has got, I was thinking the Suns are planning to re-sign Clark for a larger deal once they are convinced that he can make a winning difference on a consistent basis. Just food for thought, but I want to see what my fellow Bright Siders feel about this topic.