August 7, 2020, 6:30 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke was solid off the bench for the Grizzlies on Friday vs. the Thunder, totaling 12 points (6-of-6 FG), eight rebounds and two turnovers.
Clarke didn't blow us away over his 20 minutes, but he did bring a strong field goal percentage boost with that shooting line. The 20 minutes is a letdown, but he should be able to do better in the next contest. Gorgui Dieng was also strong off the bench as he logged 12 points (5-of-5 FT), seven rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block in 22 minutes.
August 7, 2020, 3:52 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke will come off the bench for Friday's tilt against the Thunder, allowing Anthony Tolliver to draw the start.
Clarke did not live up to expectations on Wednesday in his first start in place of the injured Jaren Jackson Jr. (torn meniscus), but as he has already made a living coming off the bench for Grizzlies this season, don't fret over this change a lot. Tolliver figures to have some value as a 3-point specialist, but he's not about to receive major minutes, which leaves him as just a deep-league option.
Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter
August 5, 2020, 6:18 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke disappointed on Wednesday in his first start since Jaren Jackson Jr. (torn meniscus) suffered a season-ending injury, posting six points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one turnover.
Clarke saw 27 minutes of action, the lowest number of any starter and went to the bench at the four-minute mark in favor of Dillon Brooks. He did check in for Jonas Valančiūnas for the last 10 seconds of the contest, but the game was already a wrap at that point. The three defensive stats were encouraging but Clarke is going to have to do a bit more on offense for the Grizzlies to overcome the loss of triple-J from both a reality and fantasy perspective.
August 5, 2020, 1:15 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke will make his fourth NBA start on Wednesday against the Jazz.
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. That makes Clarke a prime candidate to increase his productivity going forward. Clarke averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds during the regular season while shooting 62.4 percent from the floor.
Source: Kelcey Johnson on Twitter
August 4, 2020, 6:40 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) has been ruled out of the remainder of the season after suffering a torn meniscus.
Jackson suffered the injury in Monday's loss to the Pelicans after making contact with an opponent's knee. This is a brutal blow for the Grizzlies who are currently the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Jackson had been playing well leading up to the injury and his absence could open up more playing time for Brandon Clarke, Anthony Tolliver and even Gorgui Dieng.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
August 3, 2020, 10:12 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas racked up 13 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and a steal in Monday's 109-99 defeat at the hands of the Pelicans.
On the flip side, Valanciunas turned the ball over five times and fouled out after 30 minutes. Double-doubles are nothing new for the big man, who has averaged 14.9 points and 11.1 boards. Brandon Clarke also scored 10 points off the bench.
August 2, 2020, 7:23 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke had a muted game on Sunday, turning 25 minutes into eight points, three rebounds and a steal.
Clarke also shot just 4-of-9 from the field, which is a big divergence from the .627 mark he posted during the regular season. We've seen that his efficiency affords him a top-100 floor, so try not to sweat this performance against a guard-heavy opponent and expect better in the next one.
July 31, 2020, 8:18 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke was efficient in the Grizzlies' return to the court on Friday afternoon as he went 7-for-8 from both the floor and the FT line in an OT defeat at the hands of the Blazers, 140-135.
He finished with 21 points, seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes off the bench. The Grizzlies have seemingly struck gold in their draft selections of Clarke and Jaren Jackson Jr. in recent years (not to mention last year's second-overall choice Ja Morant) and if they don't manage to keep themselves in the playoff field this season, expect them to be a staple in the NBA playoffs for years to come.
July 28, 2020, 4:31 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke totaled 11 points in 25 minutes, going 5-of-6 from the floor to go with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal during Tuesday's victory over the Heat.
Clarke continues to play well off the bench for the Grizzlies, a welcome sign after battling a hip injury during the month of March. He is looking to become the first rookie to shoot at least 62 percent and based on what we have seen thus far in Orlando, that is a very real possibility. Typically the first man off the bench, Clarke should see upwards of 25 minutes per night and presents as a mid-round target for those in resumption leagues.
July 26, 2020, 10:58 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke played well against the Rockets on Sunday with 16 points and eight boards on 7-of-13 shooting.
Clarke played 26 minutes and continued his display of efficient scoring that he had all season long. He shot 62.3-percent from the field and 40.4-percent from beyond the arc on the season. He is a great complementary player to Jaren Jackson Jr. and will be a huge factor in the Grizzlies having a strong finish to the season.
July 24, 2020, 5:46 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke continued his strong rookie campaign on Friday vs. the Sixers, going for 11 points (5-of-6 FGs), one 3-pointer and three rebounds over 18 minutes.
Clarke has been shooting a robust .623 percent from the field for the season, and while his season averages will not blow you away, the Grizzlies will be going full throttle in the bubble to secure a playoff berth. He's fully healthy and over the hip and quad injuries that were hampering him before the lockdown.
July 13, 2020, 11:32 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke finished his rookie year averaging 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds, landing him a 104/80 ranking in 8/9-cat leagues.
While Ja Morant stole most of the headlines in Memphis, Clarke may have been the most surprising rookie for the squad. After an ADP in the tenth round, Clarke outperformed those expectations and nearly cracked the top-100 in both 8/9-cat, finishing the season ranked 104/80. His value was carried by his consistency and FG%, where he finished top-five in the NBA at 62.3%, the highest mark for any rookie with at least 300 FGA, ever. Before missing the the final two weeks of the season with hip and quad injuries, Clarke finished the season on a high note, averaging 13.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals on 60% shooting over his final 10 full games. He should sneak into the top-100 of drafts next season.
July 8, 2020, 5:40 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
In an interview with Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Brandon Clarke confirmed that he has recovered from his right quad injury by stating, "over these past five to six weeks, I've gotten back to the player that I was. I feel like I'm pretty much the same health that I was pre-injury."
All of the news coming out of the Grizzlies' camp is positive with a fully healthy squad heading to Orlando. Clarke had an excellent rookie season prior to the injury as he posted 104/80 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues and will likely improve upon those numbers as he continues to hone his craft.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
July 1, 2020, 7:21 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Head coach Taylor Jenkins told the media that they are "looking good, feeling good" in regards to the health of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee), Brandon Clarke (right quad) and Justise Winslow (back soreness).
Jackson and Clarke missed nine and eight games respectively prior to the shutdown while Winslow has yet to play a game for the Grizzlies due to an ongoing back injury. This appears to be great news for the young team as they will be at full strength when the league does resume. Clarke and Jackson definitely have fantasy appeal as they both finished inside the top-80 on the season. Winslow has potential but he is the riskiest of the three based on a brand new situation and the back injury that has caused him to miss 53 games so far this season. It is probably best to avoid Winslow for the league resumption and re-evaluate his fantasy value prior to the 2020-21 campaign.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 4:20 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right quad) is progressing well in his recovery and the team expects him to return at some point this season.
The team didn't specify a timetable for his return but they did say that they expect their rookie to return before the season ends. With the fantasy playoffs upon us, it is hard to justify rostering Clarke in standard leagues without a timetable for his return unless the league has injury reserve spots.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter