Brandon Clarke
Brandon Clarke
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Memphis Grizzlies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Clarke transferred to Gonzaga last season after two years with San Jose State, and he won the WCC Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year behind versatile play on both ends of the court. Over his last two collegiate seasons, Clarke put up 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists on 64.0 percent shooting from the field. On top of the near double-double he averaged on offense, Clarke also posted a healthy 4.1 combined blocks/steals. He was a standout in the NCAA tournament, leading the Bulldogs on a deep run. The No. 21 overall pick in 2019 should be the primary backup at one of the frontcourt positions behind Jonas Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson, where he'll likely find a rotational role with minutes in the 20s. His rebounding, shooting and defensive numbers should provide him a high floor as a rookie on an up-and-coming Memphis team. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.08 million contract with the Grizzlies in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Clarke was born in 1996 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and moved to the United States at the age of three. He was one of Arizona's top shot-blockers when attending Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. Clarke was able to lead the team to the Division I state championship in 2015. As a senior, he was named to the first-team All-Arizona Division I by the Arizona Republic, having recorded 10 triple-doubles. As a junior, he averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 blocks. Check out Clarke on Twitter (@brandonclarke23) and Instagram (@brandon_clarke23).

College/International Summary

Clarke led Gonzaga in rebounds per game (8.6) and was second in average points per game at 16.9 in his first and only season at the school. The Phoenix, Arizona native transferred from San Jose State to Gonzaga after two seasons. Clarke was named the West Coast Conference Rookie of the Year while at Gonzaga. He was also pegged for the 2018-19 All-WCC team. Clarke set a 2018-19 season-high mark of 36 points against Baylor in the second round of the NCAA tournament and led Gonzaga to the to the Elite Eight. He declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and was selected 21st overall by the Thunder. He was then traded to Grizzlies a few weeks later.

Quiet in starting role
FMemphis Grizzlies
August 5, 2020
Clarke had just six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3PT) and five rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Utah.
ANALYSIS
Starting in place of Jaren Jackson Jr., Clarke did add two steals and a block on the defensive end, but he was mostly ineffective as the Grizzlies dropped to 0-4 in seeding play.
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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 6, 2019
    Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Memphis Grizzlies for Darius Bazley and a 2024 2nd round draft pick.
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Brandon Clarke
FanDuel NBA: Monday Value Plays
2 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco looks over Monday's slate and expects Ja Morant and the Grizzlies to put up big numbers in a potential barn burner against the Pelicans.
FanDuel NBA: Sunday Value Plays
3 days ago
After an impressive showing Friday, Joel Bartilotta is tipping Jaren Jackson Jr. to repeat that effort against the Spurs.
NBA Return: Best-Case/Worst-Case for Western Conference Teams
5 days ago
As seeding games get underway from Orlando on Thursday night, Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha lay out their best- and worst-case scenarios for each of the 22 teams.
FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays
6 days ago
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Handicapping the NBA: First Two Days of Restart Overview
25 days ago
The Pelicans will try to capture the first win of the resumed season over the Jazz.
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Starting in place of Jackson
FMemphis Grizzlies
August 5, 2020
Clarke will get the start at power forward Wednesday against the Jazz, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports
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Superb showing versus Trail Blazers
FMemphis Grizzlies
July 31, 2020
Clarke collected 21 points (7-8 FG, 7-8 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes during Friday's 140-135 overtime loss to the Trail Blazers.
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Nears double-double in scrimmage
FMemphis Grizzlies
July 26, 2020
Clarke had 16 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) and eight rebounds in Sunday's scrimmage against Houston.
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Efficient 11 points in scrimmage
FMemphis Grizzlies
July 24, 2020
Clarke posted 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in 18 minutes during Friday's 90-83 scrimmage loss to the 76ers.
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Ready to go in Orlando
FMemphis Grizzlies
July 2, 2020
Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said Wednesday that Clarke (quadriceps) is "looking good, feeling good," implying that the rookie will be ready to go for the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando later this month, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
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