Clarke picked up his fourth consecutive DNP-CD in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to Utah.
Coming off of an encouraging rookie season, Clarke was expected to be a major contributor for the Grizzlies, but he regressed in a number of key categories and is now out of the rotation as coach Taylor Jenkins leans on Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman for minutes at the four. Looking ahead, this is an extremely discouraging development for Clarke's fantasy value in 2021-22. He entered 2020-21 with an ADP inside the top 100.
Clarke (thigh) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game at Golden State.
The 24-year-old and most of Memphis' regular contributors sat out Friday against Sacramento, and all but Grayson Allen (abdomen) and Sean McDermott (foot) will be available for the final game of the regular season Sunday. Clarke has averaged 9.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 19.2 minutes off the bench in his past five games.
Clarke will not play Friday against the Kings due to right thigh soreness.
Almost all of the Grizzlies' key rotation players have suddenly come down with injuries for the team's second-to-last game of the regular season. Justise Winslow and Xavier Tillman should see plenty of extra run in the frontcourt.
Clarke posted 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 win over the Mavericks.
Clarke has failed to live up to the expectations he set for himself as a rookie, but he was able to capture some of that magic Tuesday with both Jaren Jackson (knee) and Jonas Valanciunas (back) sidelined. The performance marked Clarke's first game with at least 14 points since April 4.
Clarke accumulated 12 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 139-135 win over the Timberwolves.
After falling out of the rotation over the last two games, Clarke recaptured a spot on the second unit while Jaren Jackson sat out for rest purposes. Though Clarke showed well during his time on the floor, his performance may not be enough for him to stick in the rotation when Jackson returns to action for the second half of the back-to-back set Thursday in Detroit. Coach Taylor Jenkins will have to decide between Clarke and Xavier Tillman as the Grizzlies' fourth big man behind Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson and Jackson.
Clarke didn't play in either of Memphis' last two games, failing to leave the bench in coach's decisions on both occasions.
Jaren Jackson's return from meniscus surgery in late April was expected to have an effect on Clarke's playing time, but the second-year big man was still considered likely to hold down a spot on the second unit. Instead, Clarke has been bypassed on the depth chart by rookie Xavier Tillman, who has served as the fourth frontcourt option behind Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson and Jackson in losses Monday to the Knicks and Saturday to the Magic. Tillman has only averaged 12.5 minutes between those two games, so a meaningful role won't be there for Clarke if he somehow supplants Tillman in the pecking order before season's end.
Clarke had eight points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 130-109 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Clarke led the Grizzlies with 10 rebounds but once again failed to reach any great heights. With Jaren Jackson back in the equation, Clarke's exact role is seeming to be one of mediocrity. Despite the clear talent, it appears he is now safe to move on from in standard formats.
Clarke (hip) will play Monday against the Nuggets, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
Clarke has been nursing hip soreness, but the team has given him the green light to take the court in Denver. He's averaging 8.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his last six games off the bench (21.7 minutes).
Clarke (hip) is questionable for Monday's game against the Nuggets.
Clarke has missed the last two games due to right hip soreness. If he's held out once again Monday, Xavier Tillman and Killian Tillie could see increased run for the Grizzlies.
Clarke (hip) is out Saturday against the Bucks.
As expected, Clarke will miss a second straight game Saturday. Xavier Tillman and Killian Tillie are candidates to see more minutes.
Clarke (hip) is doubtful for Saturday's matchup against the Bucks.
RIght hip soreness forced Clarke to miss Friday's win over the Bulls, and it's unlikely that he'll be back Saturday. In his presumed absence, Xavier Tillman and Killian Tillie remain candidates to see extra run.
Clarke (hip) will not play in Friday's game against the Bulls.
Clarke is dealing with hip soreness, and the issue is severe enough to keep him out of Friday's contest. In his absence, look for his minutes to be allocated to the likes of Xavier Tillman and Kyle Anderson. His next chance to suit up will be Saturday versus the Bucks.
Clarke (hip) is questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Clarke is dealing with hip soreness, which has his status for Friday's game unclear. Clarke has averaged 6.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists across his last four outings.
Clarke (calf) is available for Friday's game against the Knicks, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
Clarke was a game-time decision for Friday's matchup after missing the last two games due to a sore left calf. He'll come off the bench in his return to the court, and it's not clear whether he'll have a minutes restriction against New York.
Clarke (calf) is questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Clarke was initially listed as doubtful for Friday, but it appears that he's made unexpected progress in his recovery. Lingering calf soreness sidelined Clarke during the Grizzlies' last two games.
Clarke (calf) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Knicks, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Clarke has missed the last two games due to soreness in his calf, and he appears unlikely to play for a third-consecutive contest. Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks and Killian Tillie could all see slightly increased minutes if Clarke is sidelined again.
Clarke (calf) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
A sore left calf will keep Clarke out for both halves of the Grizzlies' back-to-back after he missed Tuesday night's win over Miami. Both Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks saw slightly elevated roles against Miami, while Killian Tillie picked up 13 minutes off the bench.
Clarke (calf) is out Tuesday against the Heat, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Initially questionable with left calf soreness, Clarke will end up sitting out. In his absence, Xavier Tillman and Killian Tillie could see more action.
Clarke is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game at Miami due to a sore calf.
The issue doesn't look to be anything overly serious, but Clarke's status will be worth keeping an eye on after shootaround Tuesday morning. He played 21 minutes off the bench in Sunday's win over Philly, finishing with 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block.
Clarke totaled 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes during Friday's 120-108 win over the Timberwolves.
Clarke makes a habit of checking every box on the scorecard. This marks the 12th time this season the second-year forward has recorded at least one point, one rebound, one assist and one steal in a game. The 24-year-old's performance Friday was extremely similar to his season averages (11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks).
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