Grizzlies’ rookie Brandon Clarke ready for the NBA season restart

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Brandon Clarke has worked his way out of quadriceps injury that sidelined him in February to help the Memphis Grizzlies retain the 8th seed in Orlando.

Clarke said he has fully recovered and is ready to play in Orlando, as the “pause” gave him the time to regain his form, once his team began voluntary workouts.

“Over these past five to six weeks, I’ve gotten back to the player that I was. I feel like I’m pretty much the same health that I was pre-injury,” Clarke said Monday, per USA Today. “I got the same balance and running habits, so it’ll all just be about my habits on the court.”

The rookie big man has had a great NBA season, until his injury, averaging 12.4 points and almost 6 rebounds on 21.7 minutes per contest.