Clarke poured in 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 25 minutes during Saturday's 126-122 loss to the Trail Blazers. Clarke continued to torment the Trail Blazers, albeit in a loss. He amassed a career high in made threes and scored at least 20 for the third time in three meetings against Portland. He missed just six field-goal attempts (27-of-33) in three games against the Trail Blazers and owns the NBA record for highest field-goal percentage ever posted by a rookie. Assuming Clarke's role increases as a sophomore, he'll likely be a valuable contributor for fantasy purposes.
Clarke tallied 15 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 122-107 loss to the Celtics. The Grizzlies started off with Anthony Tolliver at the four but quickly gave way to Clarke. After Jaren Jackson (knee) went down, it was expected that Clarke would be the primary beneficiary, and although it didn't happen that way initially, it appears he now has a firmer foothold on the job.
Clarke is coming off the bench Friday against the Thunder, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports. Clarke will head to the bench, possibly to provide the second unit with more energy while Anthony Tolliver gets the start. In his 24 games off the bench since the New Year, Clarke is averaging 11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.5 minutes.
Clarke had just six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3PT) and five rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Utah. 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.
Clarke will get the start at power forward Wednesday against the Jazz, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports With Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) done for the season, Clarke will likely fill the starting role for the rest of the team's seeding games and into the playoffs -- should the Grizzlies hang on to the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. The rookie out of Gonzaga has enjoyed a strong debut season, averaging 12.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists, while shooting 62.4 percent from the field, in 22.0 minutes per game. His workload will likely increase beyond the 24.0 minutes per game he averaged over the Grizzlies' last two games.
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