It’s about time.
After an impressive summer league outing which included being named all-NBA during the Orlando summer league with Miami Heat, and dropping 33 points in the NBA Summer league final, Ian Clark has an NBA Contract with the Utah Jazz.
No financial terms have been disclosed, although the deal is one year guaranteed, with a team option for a second.
“I’m ecstatic,” Clark told belmontbruins.com. “I really can’t put this into words. It shows that hard work can lead to good things. I would like to thank the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat – those organizations, coaches and players gave me an opportunity during summer league that I will always be grateful for. I just tried to play my game, and look forward to what lies ahead.”
According to CBS Sports, only two of Utah’s current guards, No. 9 draft pick Trey Burke and John Lucas III currently have guaranteed deals, so Clark could fill that third spot.
Clark going Isaiah Cannan and Robert Covington as signees from this year’s senior class, both of whom landed with the Houston Rockets.
UPDATE: Clark’s contract will pay him $490k this season with the team option next season being valued at $816k.