Nets sign Earl Clark to ten-day contract

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Earl Clark to a ten-day contract, the team announced Friday. Clark, a New Jersey native, is a 6’10” 234 lb. tweener who played for five teams in his five NBA seasons before most recently playing pro ball in China.

This move likely comes in response to Thaddeus Young suffering a hyperextended left knee in Brooklyn’s win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The only other power forward available on the roster is Cory Jefferson, not counting playing either Mason Plumlee or Jerome Jordan at the four.

Clark is a 33.1% career shooter from downtown but has a wing’s arsenal of moves and is a capable defender. His most successful tenure was spent starting for the disappointing 2012-13 Lakers squad that included Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

The Nets take on Cleveland in Brooklyn tonight at 7:30 p.m.