The paperwork necessary for Clark to opt in was filed Friday before his deadline, said Clark's agent, Happy Walters. The move ensured that Clark will remain under contract for the next 12 months and will receive a salary of $1.24 million.
Clark, 24, played sparingly in his two seasons with the Magic, but he believes he will have an opportunity to play more now.
The Magic have plenty of players who can man the power forward spot: veteran
Ryan Anderson, last year's starter, is a restricted free agent. The Magic have the right to match any offer sheet Anderson signs with another team.
Clark's decision to opt in also could be a smart financial choice. The minimum
HoopsWorld first reported that Clark had changed his mind and opted in to his contract's final year.