Grizzlies' Clarke agrees to 4-year, $52M extension

by Gordon Dixon - Brandon Clarke became the latest key Grizzlies player to secure an extension, agreeing to a four-year, $52 million deal, his agents told ESPN on Sunday.

Memphis Grizzlies, Brandon Clarke reach 4-year, $52M extension 6:33 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke has agreed on a four-year, $52 million contract extension, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports told ESPN on Sunday. Clarke lands on a deal ahead of Monday's 6 p.m. ET deadline for rookie scale deals for members of the 2019 draft class and becomes yet another key Grizzlies player to secure an extension. Clarke, 26, has become an integral player off the Grizzlies' bench. As Memphis won 56 games and earned a No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs a season ago, Clarke ranked in the top five in the NBA in several categories, including second-chance points, paint points and offensive rebounds, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. In his three NBA seasons, Clarke has averaged 10.9 points on 59% shooting. Clarke's offensive rebounding was essential to Memphis' postseason success, his 3.1 average the most for any player with a minimum of 10 games, per ESPN Stats & Information. He also led postseason players with 18 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter of Grizzlies playoff games. Ja Morant , Jaren Jackson Jr. , Steven Adams and John Konchar have agreed on extensions with Memphis in the past year-plus.