Brandon Clarke

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  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, 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

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    In the latest medical update from the Grizzlies, Brandon Clarke (right quad) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Clarke's absence opens up a window for guys like Gorgui Dieng and Josh Jackson to shine in the short term. Dieng is an add in standard leagues, while Jackson can be picked up in 16-teamers or deeper.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke (right hip soreness) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    The injury is untimely as Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the next two weeks. Without Clarke and Jackson, Josh Jackson may slide his way into the starting lineup while Gorgui Dieng and De'Anthony Melton should see additional minutes as well. Josh Jackson looks like the highest upside of the group while both of the team's top PF's are out.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke (right hip soreness) is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Clarke exited just four minutes into the game. It's time to see if Gorgui Dieng is owned in your leagues in case this turns into missed time for Clarke.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke went to the locker room on Monday and has not returned to the bench.

    Clarke played just four minutes before exiting the game. The Grizzlies should provide an update shortly.

    Source: Evan Barnes on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke will get the start on Monday vs. the Clippers in place of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee injury).

    There was some uncertainty about Jackson's replacement in the starting lineup. Gorgui Dieng was another option, and it's possible that the Grizzlies decide to give him a shot as well. However, this is Clarke's best chance to showcase his talents so far. Make sure you're starting him if you're fortunate enough to have him.

    Source: Memphis Grizzlies on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke started the second half of Friday's vs. the Lakers after Jaren Jackson Jr. went down with a knee injury and was able to excel in 33 minutes with 14 points (7-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Clarke has always been a roto-friendly player and now that he's been earning some serious minutes once again, he's re-entered the standard-league conversation once again. Ridde him while he's productive.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas did not play the last 16-plus minutes of Thursday's game vs. the Kings but was able to post eight points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.

    There's no news regarding any injuries, so this was likely a matchup-based decision on the part of the Grizzlies, who leaned heavily on their bench mob in this one. Brandon Clarke saw 25 minutes off the bench and was able to produce a slightly better line with eight points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks. We should expect to see Valanciunas get his minutes back up in the next game. No worries here.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke was in the starting lineup for Team World in the Rising Stars game Friday night and put up 22 points on 11-of-15 FG and added eight rebounds.

    Clarke has the best shooting percentage out of all NBA rookies this season, sitting at a cool 62.3% from the floor. He didn't let up Friday, only missing four of his 15 shots. Clarke has sneakily almost cracked the top-75 in standard leagues this season and needs to be owned across the board. The Grizzlies are surprising everybody and currently hold a spot in the playoffs, so Clarke should maintain his value.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke played well on Wednesday, exploding off the bench for 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block as the Grizzlies snuck a 111-104 win over the Blazers.

    Clarke outshined Jaren Jackson Jr. (eight points, five rebounds, three blocks), who was slowed by foul trouble for most of the game. Clarke has been a top-80 player over the last month and should be able to hold steady in that range ROS.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke accumulated 11 points (4-for-7 shooting), five rebounds, one triple, one assist and one steal in Friday's loss to the Sixers.

    It wasn't a great night for Memphis, but Clarke continues to look like one of the best rookies in the league. With the Grizzlies finding success with their youth movement, expect Clarke to continue to see ample playing time moving forward.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valančiūnas (left ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Wizards.

    This most recent ailment may have affected Valančiūnas during Wednesday's game as he had one of his worst performances in recent memory. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke will be in line for more minutes if Jonas sits out while new addition Gorgui Dieng could debut if he is active.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Valanciunas has been on fire over the past month with top-12/20 value in 9/8 cat leagues. If he is forced to miss any time, Brandon Clarke would see a spike in minutes. Over the past month, Clarke has been a top-80/100 player in only 22.7 minutes per game.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke's production dipped on Monday vs. the Pistons as he produced just four points on 2-of-7 shooting, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 23 minutes.

    The shooting was certainly an aberration in this game. Clarke is still hitting shots at a 61.9 percent clip for the season. Games like this make him an excellent buy-low candidate. De'Anthony Melton was nearly invisible with just two points (1-of-6 FGs), one assist and one steal in 14 minutes in this game, making him a great buy-low option as well.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke will miss Friday's game against the Pelicans due to left hip soreness.

    Clarke will join Jaren Jackson Jr. (suspension) on the sidelines tonight, which means Kyle Anderson and Solomon Hill will get some extra action against the Pelicans. Clarke is heating up overall, and this should just be a bump in the road in his march towards mid-round value.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter