Happy Walters, who represents Clark, said the 6-foot-10 forward has returned to the United States because Clark’s girlfriend is seven weeks away from giving birth to a baby boy and is having some complications.
“He wanted to be there and was not comfortable being in China with problems happening,” Walters told the Orlando Sentinel via e-mail. “He is bummed, but family comes first.
“The team in China has been very supportive and understanding and they will release him from his contract,” Walters added.
Clark, who will now become an unrestricted free agent, averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 33 games for the Magic last season.
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