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As injuries decimate their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are working on a one-year deal to sign forward Earl Clark, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Clark has averaged 29 points per game for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, and the eventual finalization of a deal could bring Clark back to the Lakers in the next few days, sources said.
The run of injuries has allowed the Lakers to petition the NBA for extra roster spots.
Clark, 26, is familiar to the organization and its officials. He started 36 games for Los Angeles in the 2012-13 season. Clark has averaged 4.4 points per game in parts of five NBA seasons. He was a training-camp invite for the Memphis Grizzlies in the preseason, but didn’t make the roster.
The Lakers have lost Xavier Henry, Julius Randle and Steve Nash to season-ending injuries. The Lakers also are without forward Ryan Kelly for the next month because of a hamstring injury.
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