Sydney Kings add NBA experience with the signing of Ian Clark

The Sydney Kings have signed former NBA Champion Ian Clark for the remainder of NBL22 (Photo: Golden State Warriors)

The Sydney Kings have signed former NBA player Ian Clark for the rest of the NBL season. Clark was formerly apart of the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz organisations in the NBA.

The new Kings import has played 330 NBA regular season games across seven seasons with 41 playoff appearances.

Clark, who last played in China (CBA) with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, has been signed to the Kings to replace the injured big man Jordan Hunter. He was able to be signed to the Kings as an import due to the vacant spot left by RJ Hunter.

Clarke won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2017, adding championship experience to a side that needs it.

Kings’ owner Andrew Bogut played along side Clarke in the Warriors 2015-16 season. In which they would go to the NBA Finals and lose in game seven to Melbourne United star Matthew Dellavedova and his Cleveland Cavaliers.

Clarke, who is a 6’3 guard, will be added to a Kings roster that is already small heavy. Sydney have been criticised for not going after a big man to help ease the workload of Jarell Martin and Xavier Cooks. But only time will tell if this is the right call.

The 30 year-old guard from Memphis, Tennessee is going to suit up for the Kings in their game tomorrow against the Brisbane Bullets.

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