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  • Ian Clark: Headed to China

    Clark signed a contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese CBA, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando rpeorts.

    Clark just played in his sixth NBA season overall and his second in New Orleans, appearing in 60 games and averaging 6.7 points while shooting 32.7 percent from behind the arc. Clark seemingly did not develop enough interest around the league and now will head overseas for the first time in his professional career.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: New personal best in threes

    Clark mustered 31 points (11-21 FG, 7-15 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 36 minutes in the Pelicans' 133-129 win over the Kings on Sunday.

    Clark paced all scorers on the night while draining a career-best seven three-pointers. The veteran guard saw an expanded role due to several key absences, including those of Anthony Davis (back), Julius Randle (rest) and Frank Jackson (concussion). Clark has been a surprise late-season fantasy asset, averaging an outstanding 24.0 points (on 48.2 percent shooting, including 41.2 percent from distance), 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 block across three April contests. He should continue seeing run with the starting five over the last two games of the regular season.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Excellent in spot start

    Clark supplied 24 points (9-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block across 40 minutes in the Pelicans' 133-126 overtime loss to the Suns on Friday.

    Clark drew another start at shooting guard and parlayed it into his third straight double-digit scoring effort. The fifth-year guard was much more efficient than he'd been Wednesday against the Hornets, with his 57.1 percent success rate from three-point range particularly standing out. Clark has proven capable of solid production when given the minutes this season, and he could be in for extended run over the final two games of the campaign as well.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Offensively productive Wednesday

    Clark totaled 17 points (7-18 FG, 3-12 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 115-109 loss to Charlotte.

    Clark played at least 31 minutes for the third straight game Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, albeit on inefficient shooting. In fact, he has shot less than 39 percent from the field in four consecutive games, negatively impacting the field-goal percentage of anyone that has streamed him in. He should continue to play big minutes with the Pelicans having nothing to play for but can't really be trusted for anything other than decent points on high volume shooting.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Disappoints in start

    Clark played 31 minutes and finished with 11 points (5-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt), three assists and two rebounds Sunday in the Pelicans' 130-102 loss to the Lakers.

    With Frank Jackson (concussion) sidelined, Clark drew his second straight start at shooting guard and was again undone by poor shooting. He's converted only 7-of-26 shots from the field during the back-to-back starts and will likely see his playing time drop sharply if Jackson is able to make it back for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Starting at shooting guard

    Clark will start at shooting guard Thursday against the Kings, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    With Frank Jackson (concussion) out, Clark will make his first start of the year. When seeing at least 24 minutes, Clark is averaging 14.2 points, 3.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 27.7 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Posts 17 points in Wednesday's loss

    Clark totaled 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt), five rebounds, and four assists in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 119-96 loss to the Magic.

    Clark reached double figures in scoring for the sixth time in the last seven games, and he's also averaging 3.0 assists during that same stretch. While he's not reliable enough for standard leagues, Clark is proving himself to be a decent cheap option in daily formats while Jrue Holiday (abdomen) and E'Twaun Moore (quadriceps) are held out, which could continue to happen for the final eight matchups of 2018-19.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Hands out five assists in loss

    Clark chipped in 11 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 127-104 loss to the Raptors.

    Clark matched his season high in assists while appearing in his second game across the first five March matchups. The absences of Jrue Holiday (abdomen) and E'Twaun Moore (quadriceps) almost certainly played a part in Clark earning this many minutes. Nevertheless, Holiday and Moore are both expected to miss at least another couple games, which could force Clark into regular rotation minutes in the short-term.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Scores 15 points in 14 minutes

    Clark totaled 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt), one rebound, and one assist in 14 minutes during Saturday's 113-108 loss to the Spurs.

    Clark matched his season high in scoring and reached double figures for the second time in the last three games. The 27-year-old guard had scored 10 points or more only three times this season prior to this recent stretch, all of which took place during his first nine appearances. Those considering Clark as a dart throw in daily formats for Monday's matchup with the Pacers might be wise to keep track of the status of Elfrid Payton (ankle).

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Scores season-high 15 points

    Clark erupted for 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt) and added three rebounds across 18 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Pelicans' 121-116 win over the Rockets.

    The banged-up Pelicans only dressed 10 players for the contest, so Clark was plugged into the rotation out of necessity after playing in only 11 of the team's 27 games since the beginning of December. While the reserve guard provided the second unit with a nice lift here, it's unlikely to translate to many additional opportunities for Clark. The Pelicans will get E'Twaun Moore (rest) back for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets and could return Julius Randle (ankle) and Elfrid Payton (ankle) to action as well.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Kept out of rotation

    Clark (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench Monday in the Pelicans' 105-85 win over the Grizzlies.

    Despite the Pelicans' 20-point margin of victory, coach Alvin Gentry didn't delve into his bench much in this one. Only 10 players saw action and two played fewer than 10 minutes, leaving no time left over for Clark. The 27-year-old has failed to see the floor in five of the Pelicans' last six contests.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Available vs. Lakers

    Clark (ankle) is listed as available for Friday's game against Los Angeles.

    Clark has missed the last three games with the same ankle injury, but he'll be ready to go off the bench if needed Friday night.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: May return Friday

    Clark (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers.

    Clark has missed the previous three games due to a right ankle sprain, but there's a chance he could be cleared to play in Los Angeles. Even if he is given the green light, Clark hasn't been a big factor within his team's rotation, averaging just 8.3 minutes over his last seven matchups.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Ruled out Wednesday

    Clark (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Bucks, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Clark popped up on the injury report Tuesday with a right ankle sprain, and the Pelicans will keep the guard on sideline for Wednesday's outing in Milwaukee. Clark has not seen the court in four of the last five games, however, so his absence shouldn't have much of an impact on New Orleans' rotation.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Questionable Wednesday

    Clark will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee due to a right ankle sprain, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Clark failed to take the court in each of his team's previous two contests, although it's unclear if his ankle was bothering him or if this was simply due to his current place in the rotation. Clarity surrounding his status should emerge as tipoff nears.

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  • Pelicans' Ian Clark: Scoreless in 17 minutes

    Clark finished with zero points (0-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt), two rebounds, and two assists in 17 minutes during Monday's 113-100 loss to the Celtics.

    Clark hadn't played in three of the last four games, the exception being a four-minute stint during garbage time in last Wednesday's matchup with the Mavericks. Clark averaged 15.8 minutes during November, but prior to Monday the last time he saw at least 15 minutes was back on Nov. 23. E'Twaun Moore (lower leg) missed Monday's loss after previously being listed as probable, and if Moore is able to rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's meeting with the Thunder there's no guarantee Clark will even see the court.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Memphis, TN, USA
Age: 31
School: Belmont University
Experience: 6