Lakers Rumors: Team passes on Earl Clark, Quincy Miller?

It appears that the Los Angeles Lakers will pass on the opportunity to sign Earl Clark or Quincy Miller.

According to Marc Stein from ESPN, Clark has signed a lucrative deal with a team in China, while Quincy Miller is headed to the D-League, per Shams Charania from Real GM.

The Lakers reportedly entered contract talks with Clark at the end of November, though the 26-year-old seemingly had a better offer from a team in China. As for Miller, the Lakers worked out of the 22-year-old last month, along with a number of other players, though have yet to make any kind of roster move.

The Lakers were recently awarded the hardship exception by the NBA which would allow the team to extend their roster to size from 15 to 16, though that number would have to be reduced to 15 again once Ryan Kelly returns to action within the coming weeks. This may be why the team decided against signing Clark or Miller.

Signing a player to a 10-day contract isn’t an option yet, either, as the league doesn’t allow teams to ink players to such deals until January.

Waiving Xaiver Henry may eventually be an option, however, as the swingman is on an expiring contract and is expected to be out for the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles’ tendon during practice last month.

Written by Ross Pickering

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