The Golden State Warriors' bench will look rather different next season, as the Kevin Durant signing meant they needed to shake up the roster. There will be a little bit of continuity, however. As well as the returns of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, guard Ian Clark will be back. Clark agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors on Thursday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.
Clark was not always a part of Golden State's rotation last year, but he played by far the most minutes of his three-year career. The 25-year-old averaged 3.6 points, one rebound and one assist in 8.8 minutes, appearing in 66 games.
A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Clark's best NBA skill is his outside shot. He made 36 percent of his 3-pointers last season, and that number might be higher if he was getting more regular minutes. With the departure of Leandro Barbosa, Clark has an opportunity to show he can be a reliable playmaker off the bench as well as a spot-up shooter.
Here's what Golden State's (ridiculous) rotation looks like right now:
PG: Stephen Curry, Shaun Livingston
SG: Klay Thompson, Ian Clark, Patrick McCaw
SF: Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala
PF: Draymond Green, David West, Kevon Looney
C: Zaza Pachulia, Damian Jones
It's still a little bit hard to believe this is a real team. Clark should get plenty of open shots when he's on the court, and if the Warriors decide to rest their players more often in the regular season, he might get much more playing time than ever before.