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.
Prior to the NBA's shutdown in mid-March, the Grizzlies had been playing without the services of three rotation pieces in Jaren Jackson (knee), Justise Winslow (back) and Clarke, but all are healthy after having three-plus months to recover from their respective injuries. Clarke is expected to reprise his usual duties as Memphis' first big man off the bench in Orlando, capping off what's been a productive rookie year for the No. 21 overall pick. In 50 games prior to the league's hiatus, Clarke averaged 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 blocks in 21.7 minutes per contest while shooting 62.3 percent from the floor and 78.5 percent from the charity stripe.