Earl Clark is no longer the Lakers' feel-good story. He's failed to crack double digits in six of the last seven games. Earlier this week, Clark sat out of the second half of the Lakers' loss to Oklahoma City. Clark played only 18 minutes in the Lakers' win Friday over Toronto, a season low since appearing regularly in the rotation. "His energy level is way down," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He might have hit a wall." Clark has worn a sleeve on his sore right knee for the past 12 games after accidentally bumping it against a door. Clark noticed opposing teams keying on him more, and he's also tried to find a way to maintain his strong work ethic while ensuring his body recovers.
Lakers forward Earl Clark slowing down after fast start
L.A. Daily News | Mar 10