The New York Knicks are in a bit of a struggle right now. They’re also in a dark place in which they’re not too far out of the playoffs to stop trying, but so far out that no one honestly thinks that they’re going to make the playoffs. That’s the Knicks struggle right now.
Also, the fact that their starting point guard was just arrested doesn’t make matters any better.
But in somewhat lighter news, Yahoo is reporting that the Knicks are pursuing free-agent Forward Earl Clark.
The Knicks are trying to sign two defensive-minded players before meeting the Miami Heat on Thursday in Miami, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
After acquiring him in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, Philadelphia released Clark, 26, and he cleared waivers to become a free agent.
The Knicks created two roster openings Monday when they agreed to buyouts with Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.
Clark was recently traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Philadelphia 76ers last week, to only be waived just hours after the trade became official.
The 6-foot-10 forward was averaging 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers this season. The Knicks have also been linked to Jimmer Fredette, who is expected to get bought out by the Sacramento Kings sooner rather than later.