Utah Jazz: Combo guard Ian Clark officially signs with Jazz

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  • Wags Riverton, UT
    July 31, 2013 2:38 p.m.


    I really like this signing as well, but I highly doubt that Clark will be starting at PG because he isnt a natural PG. He's best suited a SG, but is a bit undersized. If there is 1 thing that the history of summer league has taught us, it is dont trust anything you see in summer league. Im getting tired of Jazz fans already calling Burke a bust due to poor summer league play. But here's the thing.. it was summer league. Clark is not automatically going to become an NBA All-Star after winning summer league MVP, and Burke isnt automatically a bust after poor summer league play. Im excited to see how good Trey can be for the Jazz, and Im hoping that Ian Clark is confortable enough to play PG behind him and learn how run an NBA offense. The back-court of Millsap, Big Al, Favors, and Kanter have been the talk in Utah these past years with no mention of the front-court, but now Im really excited to see our front court play this year. We have 4 gaurds that can all score in Burks, Burke, Rush, and now Clark. Go Jazz!!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 30, 2013 4:22 p.m.

    This is real simple folks.

    The Jazz and many fans are finally sick of the endless mediocrity. We have accumulated some young talent and we will never know who can fly without pushing them out of the nest before we have to pay big bucks to keep them around.

    We have to go young, let them play, build chemistry, and see who flourishes.

    @Aggie84 "loosing" Dude, you are embarrasing Aggie nation. Its losing.

    If you call building for the future planning on losing then I guess you can but really the team is building to try to win something besides the mediocre award every year. Try to have some vision.

    Sure they will lose more than last season but you should go back and check Kevin Durrants shooting % and their win % in his early career. I'm not suggesting we have Kevin Durrant but this is the method to let young guys grow and develop together to build a solid foundation.

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    July 30, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    This year will be real interesting. I don't think anyone quite knows how it will go. It might be a real bummer of a year or these young guys might surprise us. No one knows. Love the speculation though. Thanks

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    July 30, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    The Jazz have a plan and so far everything seems to be going as planned, fans this year need to be ready and OK with having a losing record, that said this Jazz team will probably be more competitive than many think. The FO and coaches aren't just throwing our young kids into the fire without preparing them, Favors & Hayward have 3 yrs in the league, Kanter and Burks have 2 and all of them have proven that they can play, the question is how can they play when the pressure is on them and they are the ones that determine whether they win or lose. In the past it has always been the vets, Big Al, Milsap, Mo, etc that the pressure and responsibility fell on, now it's these young players and it will be interesting and it will give the coaches and FO info on how good these kids can be. This is needed. If we want to be more than mediocre this path is necessary, the Mil. Bucks brought in several vets to go with their young kids but it will only allow them to be mediocre and we want to push past that.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    July 30, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Is there any doubt, the Jazz are preparing for a loosing season. Maybe even loosing Corbin by the end of the year. I will be spending my time in Cache Valley this winter watching a winning program.
    Go Aggies

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    July 30, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    Clark is well worth the signing. The defense says a lot about his character of being a well rounded player. His attitude and comments say a lot more. Actually, the OVC has some good teams that are just a tad below the big ones. I worked with a 6'10" player from Murray St. He played in Europe for 10 years and had a 30 day contract with the Bulls. I am also eager to find out in what kind of physical shape Brandon Rush is. He is from Kansas and was highly regarded before his injury. The Jazz are developing a team of "sleepers". It will be up to Coach Corbin to bring out the best in each and to do a "Bad News Bears" impression. Let's see if he can do what Walter Matheau was able to do. With a young team, energy and emotion are important.

  • gotold Ivins, UT
    July 30, 2013 6:14 a.m.

    This appears to be a great signing by the jazz and this young man will likely become our starting point guard this year. Our number one pick was the talk of the summer league and the talk was not positive. He was a big disappointment and everyone in the Jazz organization must be scared to death of a pending disaster. Next came Lucas, a nice guy with a famous father, but he's really not able to provide much help. I watched Clark play on TV and he seems to be the man for our team. Go Jazz.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 30, 2013 5:33 a.m.

    Neto said that he didn't want to ride the bench this year, even though his first choice would be playing for the Jazz. Neto should come to the Jazz in 2014 and will probably be given a chance to play with the second team right off and maybe push Burke for the starting role.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 30, 2013 12:12 a.m.

    in the long run...in my opinion...Neto would be better fit than burke...to be honest...i never liked him...but i am giving him a chance...since most Jazz fans seem to like him a lot...

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    July 29, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    I watched as many summer league games as I could and this guy really looked good. It looks like we will have a lot of options at point guard while we discover if Burke can become the real deal. Behind Burke we have Lucas, a couple of combo guards in Burks and Clark that can play some point, and we have Neto getting more experience in Europe this year that the Jazz can bring in next year hopefully. I was a little concerned that Neto sounded like it was his decision to not play for the Jazz this year because the Jazz are so ready to turn thinks over to Burke. I wonder if Neto would be satisfied being a bench player for the Jazz. Funny thing is that with the little playing time he had in Orlando he really does show a lot of promise.