The Warriors offseason has been unique. While claiming the NBA’s throne as champions, the need to draft well, scout Summer League talents, and to trade for pieces was nonexistent. Other teams around the league needed to bulk up their roster to compete with the Dubs. This offseason, the Warriors drafted Kevon Looney (UCLA),resigned Leandro Barbosa, Marrese Speights, Draymond Green, and received Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb in exchange for David Lee. Along with Lee, the Warriors also lost Justin Holiday.
A familiar name returns to the Warriors as Ian Clark is reportedly read to sign with Golden State. Shams Charania of Real GM the two year veteran will wear the gold and blue:
Free agent Ian Clark has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors, finalizing terms, league sources tell RealGM. Former Utah/DEN guard.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 27, 2015
Clark was undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft but kept chasing his dreams. He signed on to play for the Miami Heat (Orlando) and then the Golden State Warriors (Las Vegas) for Summer League. He would shine, win MVP, and lead the Warriors to the Summer League championship. His terrific showing led to a two-year deal with the Utah Jazz. From there, his time in the NBA consisted of D League assignments and NBA promotions.
Last season, he appeared in 7 games for Denver and averaged a mere 4.4 minutes per game. He also played for the Jazz in 23 games and played 7 minutes per appearance. While the terms are still being negotatied, Clark has agreed to play in Oakland. As of now, Golden State has 13 guaranteed contracts and still has room to sign the 6-foot-3 guard. Looking to replace Holiday, this shooter may fit in just right off the bench.