Lakers news: Earl Clark signing with Cleveland Cavaliers, according to report

Jeff Gross

Earl Clark is leaving the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers free agent forward Earl Clark has come to an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will accept a two-year, $9 million contract, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Clark had a second meeting with the Cavaliers on Wednesday and the sides appear to have worked out the salary details since. He cannot officially sign the contract until July 10.

The Cavaliers will have a team option for the second year of the contract, reports TNT analyst David Aldridge.

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The Lakers expressed interest in bringing Clark back once free agency began on July 1 but reports indicated that the front office would be hesitant to offer Clark a multi-year deal.

Clark averaged 7.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Lakers in 2012-2013. Clark made an impact for the Lakers once injuries decimated their forward depth after initially being considered a "throw in" for salary purposes in the Dwight Howard trade.

Through the season Clark had expressed his desire to return to the Lakers. The Los Angeles Clippers also expressed interest in meeting with the 6'10 forward.

- Drew

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