October 16, 2019, 2:17 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Thunder for rest reasons.
Brandon Clarke and Jae Crowder will be rested as well. Morant is a very intriguing rookie but expectations should be tempered early on.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies PR on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 11:29 pmGoga BitadzeC, Indiana Pacers
Goga Bitadze (ankle) impressed in his Pacers debut on Tuesday as he went for 14 points (6-for-9 FGs), four rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
It was a nice way to begin his career in Indy. Bitadze won't likely play this many minutes on a regular basis, but he should get enough minutes to warrant rostering in deep leagues right away. He's in a situation similar to fellow rookie big man Brandon Clarke. Both are currently blocked but have big dynasty value.
October 14, 2019, 10:38 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke double-doubled with 16 points and 12 boards to go with three assists, two steals and a block in Monday's 99-120 loss to the Hornets.
Clarke is way ahead of the curve defensively, but there's still Jaren Jackson Jr. (six points, five rebounds and two triples) and Jonas Valanciunas (DNP-CD) who will limit Clarke's upside. He could still get it done defensively in limited minutes, but is a guy you should be looking at in the later rounds on draft day.
October 12, 2019, 4:48 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas (foot) will be shut down for the remainder of the preseason.
The Grizzlies' opening game is next Wednesday and the team will revaluate him prior. His foot has been tested and there is no structural damage, but the shutdown puts his availability in question. Ivan Rabb and Brandon Clarke would benefit the most in Valanciunas' absence.
Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 10:40 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke pulled down 12 rebounds to go with his six points (3-for-7 FGs) in 20 minutes vs. the New Zealand Breakers on Tuesday night.
Another encouraging performance by a Grizzlies rookie. Clarke has immense blocks potential, but he'll likely see too few minutes early on to be a fantasy starter as a Memphis bench player. If he's undrafted in your league, watch him like a hawk, though. Remember that he's already 23 and may not need much seasoning.
October 7, 2019, 5:15 pmKyle AndersonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson (thigh bruise) was able to go through a full practice on Monday after sitting out Sunday's game.
Anderson is trending in the right direction though the Grizzlies could still hold him out of Tuesday's exhibition game with New Zealand. It's expected that Slo Mo will start at small forward this year, and there's nice bounce-back potential after injuries derailed his first season in Memphis. He's a nice pick any time after pick No. 100. Brandon Clarke (ankle) was also a full participant in today's practice, not surprising after he suited up on Sunday.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
October 6, 2019, 8:11 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Despite some ankle soreness that had him listed as questionable, Brandon Clarke played 15 minutes on Sunday versus Maccabi Haifa, registering six points and five rebounds.
Maybe Clarke is shaking off some rust from the injury, as we did not see any blocks tonight, but it is good to see that he made it onto the court. The Summer League MVP is an intriguing late-round prospect for his defensive stats upside, and the 21st pick will likely get a chance to prove his fantasy-relevance at some point this season.
October 5, 2019, 6:15 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (ankle soreness) is being considered questionable for Sunday's game versus Maccabi Haifa.
The Summer League MVP may more than likely sit this one out considering it isn't even against an NBA opponent. Clarke could provide valuable defensive stats and even in limited minutes he could be valuable in deep leagues.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 10:49 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke led the Grizzlies to their 95-92 Summer League championship win over the Wolves on Monday with 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting while chipping in a 3-pointer, a game-high 16 rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks.
What a monster stat line. Clarke was named Summer League MVP prior to tonight and he lived up to the name. He's hyper athletic with a high motor and has a great feel for the game on both ends of the floor and it looks like his talent should win out and earn him a regular spot in the rotation alongside Jaren Jackson Jr. Keep an eye out for him in the later rounds on draft day, especially in dynasty leagues.
July 15, 2019, 5:37 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Rookie Brandon Clarke has been named the 2019 Summer League MVP.
Clarke put the Grizzlies through to Monday's championship game with a game-winner in Sunday's semifinal matchup, and he'll look to put the finishing touches on his strong debut with another trophy tonight. He's averaged 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.2 steals and 1.6 blocks on .570 shooting across five games so far, all in only 21.4 mpg. Clarke has increased his stock as much as anyone in Vegas, though the presence of Jaren Jackson Jr. could make it hard for him to carve out huge minutes from the jump. Still, there's a chance that Clarke puts himself on the standard-league map and he can be considered a late-round flier in competitive formats.
Source: NBA on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 5:32 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson, Jarrett Allen, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Brandon Clarke and Kendrick Nunn have been named to the Summer League First Team.
Robinson averaged 13.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in only 25.2 mpg in Vegas, and the hype train will continue to roll. Allen had a slow start to his Summer League but came around to dominate as a player of his caliber should. Alexander-Walker and Clarke showed out for the rookie class, with NAW finishing third in scoring at 24.3 points per game. Nunn put up 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals in his summer session and will look to crack the backcourt rotation in Miami this year.
Source: NBA on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 8:25 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke shot 7-of-10 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line to end Sunday OT night's win over the Pelicans with 23 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Clarke has displayed a fantasy-friendly game in Summer League and appears to be one of the rookies who can crack the top-150 in value thanks to his solid shooting percentages and diverse stat line. Keep an eye on him in camp and preseason action as a potential late-round pick.
July 13, 2019, 6:43 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and three blocks during Saturday's win over the Celtics.
The Grizzlies handed the Celtics their first loss of the Summer League and in was on the back of Clarke, who is making a strong case to be in the early season rotation.
July 9, 2019, 9:43 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke helped the Grizzlies eke out a defensive win by recording nine points, eight rebounds, two assists, one block and a team-high +25 plus/minus in Tuesday's 79-69 win against the Suns.
The first-round pick's stats don't pop off the page, but he had more than double the next highest team member's plus/minus ratio which is a better indicator of how he played. Ivan Rabb chipped in with 12 rebounds and Bruno Caboclo had a well-rounded game with six points, seven rebounds, two steals and three blocks. Each of the three will be looking to crack the Grizzlies rotation next season as they commence their new youth movement.
July 8, 2019, 1:35 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke looked sharp in his Summer League debut on Sunday, dropping 17 points (7-of-11 shooting) in 17 minutes, along with one trey, four boards, one assist and two blocks.
Clarke was scouted as being NBA-ready thanks to his versatility on both ends of the floor. He did not need a lot of time to do his damage, which bodes well for his 2019-20 outlook considering he will likely be backing up Jaren Jackson Jr. at four.