A lot of fans look at Earl Clark and wonder why he is not getting minutes. Big powerful athletic guy, not getting any play time, when we disparately need size in the paint.
I said that Clark does not play because he cannot understand the game, or at least our game plan. For you Clark supports out there, I think Gentry is supporting my position and letting us know:
" he’s earned the minutes with his strong and energetic play in practice lately."
Let's put that in reverse, He has not earned the minutes with his weak and lackluster play in practice, earlier.
There it is. It is obviuos that Clark cannot get on the floow becuase he is bad in practice. The logic seems easy. the assumtions are that:
1. Gentry is a good coach, knows talent and effort
2. Suns need size
3. Earl Clark has size
The variable here is Earl Clark's play. The only thing that keeps him off the floor is his play. (Well I guess it could be that he is a jerk, but if his play was good, he would still be on the floor.)
Anyway, I am glad he look like he is getting it. I would like to see him succeed.