Clark will come off the bench Saturday against the Lakers, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports. After being in the starting five for one game, coach Mike D'Antoni has changed his tune, and James Ennis will start at power forward. Clark should still see solid run, however. Over his past four games, he's averaging 4.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.0 minutes.
Clark will start Wednesday against the Nets, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports. Coach Mike D'Antoni doesn't seem to have liked what he saw from Nene starting at center during Monday's game against the Grizzlies, so he'll opt to go with a small-ball lineup. Clark will enter the starting five while P.J. Tucker gets pushed to center. Clark is averaging 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds across 15.4 minutes. It's not immediately clear if this change will be set in stone until the return of Clint Capela (thumb).
Clark signed a three-year, $3.7M deal with the Rockets on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The contract is fully guaranteed this season, half guaranteed in '19-20 with incentives to make it full, and guarantee date in '20-21. Clark was previously on a one-year deal with the team, but has emerged into enough of a contributor for the Rockets to extend a bigger contract. While he's shooting just 29.9 percent from the field and 27.1 from deep, his defensive abilities have allowed him to see 17.0 minutes per night.
Clark contributed nine points (3-7 FG, 3-7 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 28 minutes during Thursday's 107-86 win over the Warriors. Clark was listed as questionable with a bruised hip but ultimately was able to give it a go. His numbers have been up and down over the last five games, but he continues to earn no shortage of minutes, especially now that the Carmelo Anthony situation has been resolved. With the Rockets looking to turn up the dial defensively, Clark is a quality fit, especially considering he can also knock down spot-up threes as well.
Clark (hip) will play Thursday against the Warriors, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic Houston reports. Clark entered Thursday questionable with a bruised hip, but he's been cleared to play after getting through warmups with no issues. The undrafted rookie will assume his usual role off the bench; through 12 games this season, Clark is averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds across 15.8 minutes.
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