Brandon Clarke

Brandon Clarke

27-Year-Old ForwardF
Memphis Grizzlies
GTD
Injury Hand
Est. Return 10/1/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brandon Clarke in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Grizzlies in October of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

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). 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.

Out for season finale Sunday
FMemphis Grizzlies
Hand
April 13, 2024
Clarke (hand) is out for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.
ANALYSIS
Clarke spent most of the season recovering from an Achilles injury, and while he made his season debut on March 27, he won't play in the final game of the campaign due to a contusion. The Grizzlies won't risk Clarke in a meaningless game, as the team has been out of playoff contention for quite some time now. Clarke ends the 2023-24 season with averages of 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocks across 22.3 minutes per game in six appearances (one start).
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How does Brandon Clarke compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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True Shooting %
54.8%
 
Effective Field Goal %
56.8%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
10.2%
 
Free Throw Rate
11.9%
 
Offensive Rebound %
10.2%
 
Defensive Rebound %
16.2%
 
Total Rebound %
13.1%
 
Assist %
12.2%
 
Steal %
1.6%
 
Block %
4.2%
 
Turnover %
4.0%
 
Usage %
20.8%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
25.0
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.1
 
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Might return before end of season
FMemphis Grizzlies
March 12, 2024
Clarke is aiming to begin five-on-five workouts this weekend as he continues his recovery from a torn Achilles, and he could be back in the Memphis lineup before the end of the season, Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old big was injured last March and has yet to suit up this season. "Really encouraged by all the signs he's been showing," coach Taylor Jenkins said Tuesday. "He's on schedule. We're hopeful sometime maybe at the end of the month he's in a Grizzlies uniform." Clarke's potential return would provide a boost to a roster that's been ravaged by injuries in 2023-24.
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With Jaren Jackson and Steven Adams healthy and Kyle Anderson and Ziaire Williams getting time at forward last season, Clarke's role reduced in size. Clarke logged the fewest minutes of his career (19.5 MPG), though he still made strides. He set new career highs in field-goal percentage (64.4%), offensive rebounds (2.1) and blocks (1.1) per game. The fourth-year forward has shot well inside the paint, making 75 percent of his 233 attempts at the rim and 54 percent of his 152 shots from floater range (91st percentile for players classified as bigs). Clarke also made some strides creating for himself. In 2020-21, only 17 percent of his baskets were unassisted. Last season, that number climbed to a solid 29 percent. Assuming his development continues, Clarke has the potential to compose the best season of his career in 2022-23. Jackson broke his foot in late June and is expected to be out 4-6 months, meaning he may miss about half the season. And given his extensive injury history, Memphis may exercise caution bringing him back. That could thrust Clarke into a starting role, or at the very least, a sixth-man role. It should give managers a little pause that the Grizzlies have been hesitant to hand Clark big minutes in the past. In his 181 career games, he's seen 30-plus minutes only 10 times. The numbers are encouraging - 16.3 points on 59.5 percent from the field, 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks - but the sample is concerningly small. Still, the situation and the potential upside make Clarke a warranted selection near the end of standard fantasy drafts. He ranked only 160th in per-game production last season, but he ranked as high as 106th as a rookie seeing 22.4 minutes. It's still important to remember that elevated workload and usage will likely only last as long as Jackson is sidelined.
After a strong rookie season, Clarke fell victim to the dreaded sophomore slump. His efficiency fell across the board, and he was a worse rebounder despite seeing more minutes. The result was Clarke's fantasy ranking dropping from 106th to 141st on a per-game basis due to his 10.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.9 combined steals-plus-blocks. He continued to play a backup role behind the likes of Jaren Jackson, Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Anderson. That shouldn't change this season, though Steven Adams has replaced Valanciunas. There's reason to be optimistic regarding Clarke's upside for those in dynasty and keeper leagues, but fantasy managers in redraft formats probably don't need to consider Clarke except in deep formats. His potential is heavily reliant on players ahead of him getting injured, which is never a good thing to bank on.
Clarke flashed big-time potential in his rookie season, averaging 12.1 points with 5.9 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocks despite making just four starts and averaging a modest 22.4 minutes. Stretch those stats out over 36 minutes and you get 19.4 points, 9.6 boards, 1.3 blocks and 0.9 steals -- the numbers of a fantasy star. There are few weaknesses in Clarke's game; he shot a remarkable 61.8 percent from the field as a rookie, posted a good-enough 75.9 free-throw percentage, and even proved to be a solid three-point shooter (35.9 percent). To start this season, Jaren Jackson won't be fully recovered from his torn meniscus, so Clarke should start at power forward until he returns. Given the upside Clarke showed as a rookie, he has strong potential as a fantasy sleeper and could get off to a hot start.
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.
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Ruled out for Friday
FMemphis Grizzlies
Hand
April 11, 2024
Clarke has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers due to a right hand contusion.
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Resting Wednesday
FMemphis Grizzlies
Achilles
April 10, 2024
Clarke won't play Wednesday against the Cavaliers due to left Achilles injury management, Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
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Gets starting nod
FMemphis Grizzlies
April 9, 2024
Clarke is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Spurs.
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Available for Saturday
FMemphis Grizzlies
April 6, 2024
Clarke (rest) is available for Saturday's game against the 76ers, according to Memphis reporter KJ Wright.
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Considered questionable
FMemphis Grizzlies
Rest
April 6, 2024
Clark is considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with the 76ers due to left Achilles maintenance.
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