Orlando Magic Re-Sign Earl Clark to Two-Year Contract, According to Reports

The Orlando Magic have re-signed combo forward Earl Clark to a two-year contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Thursday morning, Happy Walters, Clark's agent, told the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins that Clark was at the Magic's practice facility, though the team declined comment to Robbins.

Clark, who turns 24 in January, played 33 games in Magic pinstripes after arriving via trade with the Phoenix Suns. The 14th pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, Clark's career averages stand at 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds on 40.1 percent shooting. With Orlando, he tallied 4.1 points and 2.5 boards per contest, hitting 44.1 percent of his field-goal attempts.

Though limited offensively, Clark's athleticism and size allows him to defend both forward positions well, giving coach Stan Van Gundy some flexibility in lineups in which he appears. He will likely battle rookie Justin Harper for minutes as Orlando's fifth big man.

The addition of Clark brings Orlando's preseason roster to 16 players, with 13 of them on guaranteed contracts. The team's final two roster spots, if the team indeed decides to carry the full 15 players to start the season, will come down to veteran combo guard Larry Hughes, rookie combo guard DeAndre Liggins, and point guard Gabe Pruitt.

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