Earl Clark was not selected the league's most-improved player, The award went to Indiana Pacers guard-forward Paul George. Clark received three third-place votes to come in a five-way tie for 21st.
Through his first three seasons, Clark started a single game for Orlando Magic (none for the Phoenix Suns team that drafted him).
When the Lakers suffered injuries this season and temporarily moved Pau Gasol to the bench, Clark made the most of his opportunity, starting 36 games. Through 59 games, Clark averaged 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 44% from the field.
On Jan. 9, he scored a career-high 22 points against the San Antonio Spurs. On Feb. 20, Clark pulled down a personal-best 16 rebounds.