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Grizzlies’ rookie Brandon Clarke will be out at least two weeks with thigh bruise

NBA: FEB 24 Grizzlies at Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Memphis Grizzlies Forward Brandon Clarke (15) looks on before a NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 24, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Fans tune into Memphis games to watch Ja Morant, the dynamic rookie point guard who has led the Grizzlies to the playoff chase in the West (the Grizzlies currently hold down the eighth spot and final playoff slot).

Those same fans often come away saying, “who is that No. 15?”

It’s Brandon Clarke, another Memphis rookie, this one out of Gonzaga. Clarke is averaging 12 points a game shooting 62.3% from the field, and he’s been a solid part of the Memphis rotation.

Now, he’s going to be out a couple of weeks with a thigh bruise.

It’s another tough blow for a Memphis team trying to hang on to the eight seed. The Grizzlies also are without Jaren Jackson Jr. due to a sprained left knee.