Report: Canadian Brandon Clarke traded to Grizzlies from Thunder

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Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke celebrates after scoring against Florida State during the second half an NCAA men's college basketball tournament. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired Canadian forward Brandon Clarke from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the No. 23 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a 2024 second-rounder, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting.

Clarke was taken 21st overall Thursday night by the Thunder, a pick made for the Grizzlies.

A Vancouver, B.C., native, Clarke was the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, averaging 3.1 blocks per game last season playing for Gonzaga despite being listed at only six-foot-eight.

Clarke was the third Canadian drafted on the evening after R.J. Barrett (No. 3) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (No. 17).

The Grizzlies took Murray State guard Ja Morant with the second-overall pick earlier in the draft.

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