3 Goals for Houston Rockets power forward Gary Clark

Houston Rockets Gary Clark (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets Gary Clark (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Gary Clark did just enough to make the Houston Rockets’ roster this season. Now he has an opportunity to show he deserves real playing time in Clutch City.

After a decorated college career at Cincinnati, Gary Clark went undrafted in 2018 but was eventually signed by the Houston Rockets a week before beginning Summer League play. Showing up in 51 games for Houston last season, Clark didn’t do much statistically, but to be fair, wasn’t really given enough minutes to do so.

In 12.6 minutes per game, the North Carolina native averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds, which when broken down to a per-36-minute basis, amounts to 8.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Simply put, Gary Clark showed flashes that he could be an important role player for Mike D’Antoni last season but had too much talent ahead of him in the rotation.

While it will again be tough to crack the rotation this season, Clark should get some spot minutes here and there. When those times come, he will need to do a few things to impress the coaching staff and potentially increase his role within the team.

Here are a few things Gary Clark can do to maximize his potential this season.

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