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Ian Clark | Guard | #2

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: Belmont
Contract: view contract details

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Ian Clark played 32 minutes and hit 7-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, four rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's exciting overtime win at Boston.
The 15 points were the most he's scored in January, but he's worth keeping an eye on right now, averaging just under 26 minutes a game over his last four with Jameer Nelson (personal) sidelined. He's not doing all that much with the sudden boost in playing time though, averaging just 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists over that stretch, without many steals or 3-pointers. Just put him on your watch list in deep leagues in case the minutes stick in the mid-20s going forward. Jan 16 - 10:26 PM

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Ian Clark scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes on Wednesday, as coach Alvin Gentry ran with a variety of smaller lineups vs. the Grizzlies.

New Orleans fell to 3-3 without Anthony Davis this season, with E'Twaun Moore missing a potentially game-tying 3-pointer down the stretch. "We're going to have to have a deeper bench, so we'll have to have some of the other guys come in and step up their game," Gentry said before the game. "We'll try some different combinations." They nearly pulled off the win tonight, but it's all moot if Davis returns vs. Portland on Friday.
Jan 11 - 12:47 AM

Ian Clark scored a season-high 19 points with two rebounds, one assist and five 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

The Pelicans have got hot at times from deep and today it was Clark being the hero with his +16 in plus-minus off the bench. He's basically the fifth guard in the rotation and he wasn't even playing three games ago, so just about all fantasy owners can ignore this one.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:47:00 PM

Ian Clark shifted back to the Pelicans' bench on Sunday, where he scored three points in 13 minutes.

Jameer Nelson (left ankle) was out tonight, but Rajon Rondo logged a season-high 37 minutes and there wasn't much left over for Clark. He's not worth owning while Rondo is healthy and Jameer is day-to-day.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:09:00 PM

Ian Clark started for Rajon Rondo (rest) on Friday against the Kings, making 6-of-8 from the field for 15 points with three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

He wasn't just a catch-and-shoot guy in this one, so coach Alvin Gentry does seem to have faith in Clark in handling the rock. Rondo was just getting a game off here, so there isn't much analysis needed. If you started him tonight in DFS or season long, well done.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 01:29:00 AM

Ian Clark will start for Rajon Rondo (rest) against the Kings on Friday.

It's just a spot start as the Pelicans take it easy on the 31-year-old Rondo. Clark probably won't be looking at much usage today, so he'll have to get hot from deep to put up a usable stat line for fantasy owners.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 07:32:00 PM

Ian Clark scored seven points with one assist and one steal in nine minutes during Friday's road win in Phoenix.

Clark has a pair of DNP-CDs since Rajon Rondo returned in mid-November, and he's behind Jameer Nelson for the backup PG job. Enough said.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 12:22:00 AM

Ian Clark logged 24 minutes off the bench on Sunday, shooting 6-of-9 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

The Pelicans signed Clark for the minimum this offseason and he looks like a bargain. He's a great fit off the bench, but is more of a deep-league option with newly-signed PG Jameer Nelson in town. Rajon Rondo's eventual return from a core-muscle injury won't help.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:05:00 AM

Ian Clark finished with 11 points, one assist and one rebound in 20 minutes off the bench vs. the Warriors on Friday.

Clark was very active against his former teammates, and he's likely to continue seeing a solid amount of playing time until Rajon Rondo (core muscles) is healthy enough to return. After being buried on the bench with the defending champs, Clark is getting a chance to spread his wings with the Pelicans and the results have been up and down early on.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 01:31:00 AM

Ian Clark played 30 minutes off the Pelicans' bench on Sunday, finishing with seven points, seven assists, four steals and three rebounds.

Clark has never handed out more than six assists in an NBA game, but he was called upon to play a big role tonight with Rajon Rondo (core muscles) out of commission. Rondo will be evaluated on Monday to determine if he needs surgery, at which point a timetable should be established -- if he's out for an extended period, Clark and E'Twaun Moore should get a nice short-term boost in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:54:00 PM

Ian Clark is hopeful that he can earn more consistent playing time with the Pelicans this season.

"Being able to show what I can do in the minutes I get, I want to be able to expand on that this year," said Clark. "I want to show that I can do that in extended minutes and be consistent at it, and help my team win, whether that’s on the defensive or offensive end." Clark may see a slight increase in his minutes this upcoming season, but as long as Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday are healthy, he won't be on the floor enough to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops.
Source: NBA
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Pelicans sign G Ian Clark.

The Pelicans got a bargain on their hands and add some much-needed shooting. While Clark is too small to guard twos and he's likely not going to be a ball-handler, his range will help as the Pelicans attempt to adjust their scheme to be more like the Nuggets. Clark could compete for a rotation spot, but he'll likely need some players to miss time to have fantasy value in most leagues.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 06:21:00 PM

Ian Clark has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Pelicans.

Arguably the top free agent PG left on the market, Clark had to settle for a $1.6 million deal (he was looking for $8 million at the start of free agency), but he has a nice opportunity to increase his value for the Summer of 2018. The Pelicans plan to start both Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday in the backcourt, but Clark should be able to carve out a decent role as a combo guard off the bench. He shot 37.4 percent from 3-point range last season, so his floor spacing will be key for their superstar frontcourt of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The Pelicans will also have to find minutes for Jordan Crawford and E'Twaun Moore, so Clark's value may be limited to deeper fantasy leagues.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said Ian Clark's "skills are appreciated by the Heat."

The Heat do have an open roster spot, but they already have quality depth at PG in Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson. Josh Richardson has proved that he can fill in there as well. Clark was initially looking for a deal in the $8 million per year range, but there aren't many teams with cap space left. The Heat do have a $4.3 million exception that they could use, but there's been no real indication that they're ready to spend it on Clark.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 11:33:00 AM

The Wolves have interest in Ian Clark, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.

This report adds that Clark has turned down minimum offers. A report from Tuesday said that the Lakers aren't in for Clark anymore, which would've made a ton of sense with his former coach Luke Walton. Clark is arguably the best point guard on the market and he would be a fantastic fit as a backup with the Wolves for his shooting.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Jameer Nelson
3Ian Clark
4Mike James
5Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2Tony Allen
3DeAndre Liggins
4Charles Cooke
SF1E'Twaun Moore
2Dante Cunningham
3Darius Miller
4Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik