Report: Warriors to sign Ian Clark

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Ian Clark led the Warriors to the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League title.

That earned Clark a two-year contract with the Jazz.

Now a free agent again, Clark is headed back to the champion Warriors.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Free agent guard Ian Clark has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors, league sources told RealGM

Clark will give the Warriors 16 players – one more than the regular-season limit – though James Michael McAdoo’s contract is just $100,00 guaranteed and Chris Babb’s is unguaranteed.

Clark’s guarantee will say a lot about how much the Warriors value him. Given their impending luxury-tax bill, they’ll be especially reluctant to waive players with guaranteed salaries. Any guarantee would give Clark a leg up on Babb in a potential training-camp battle, and if the guarantee is big enough, it could put put Clark ahead of McAdoo, too.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are obviously excellent 3-pointer shooters, but Golden State could use another outside threat off the bench. Clark, who made 43% of his 3-pointers in four years at Belmont and 38% professionally between the NBA and D-League, would fit the bill.