Welcome to the 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner!
It is finally here! For most of us, the last week of the NBA fantasy regular season is almost upon us! The almighty week 20 could be disastrous to many. Just ask Ja "pistol Pete" Morant (MEM - PG), who will be out for the next two games, per the Memphis Grizzlies, after seeming to wave around a gun in an early-morning Saturday Instagram live video. Ja was also of focus earlier this week and accused of being involved in three violent off-court confrontations.
Grizzlies star Ja Morant was allegedly seen showing off a gun on his IG Live this morning.pic.twitter.com/HlhvoWlnYy
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 4, 2023
To make matters worst Brandon Clarke (Mem - SF/PF) seemed to suffer a non-contact left leg injury, necessitating assistance to leave the court Friday @ Denver. It was later diagnosed as a season-ending Achilles tear, according to his agent, who spoke to ESPN on Saturday.
I don't like this Brandon Clarke injury at all pic.twitter.com/xYrwDPQGXS
— eric (@EricTweetsNBA) March 4, 2023
To add to the misery of the Grizzlies, Friday night's game in Denver saw Dillon Brooks (Mem - SG/SF) receive a technical foul. Brooks picked up his 16th technical foul of the year as a result of the argument with Nikola Jokic (Den - C), which immediately results in a one-game suspension (@ LAC). Every second technical, after a player receives 16, will result in an additional one-game ban. Can anyone say next man up to the new bad boys Memphis Grizzlies!
Jokic was (rightfully) upset over Dillon Brooks slightly yanking his arm while boxing out. Easy double tech, but Brooks is out for next game with too many techs on the season 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/x21v2IryZc
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) March 4, 2023
Next Man Up
Ja Morant down and Tyus Jones (Mem - PG) up.
There is a possibility that Morant will miss more time than the "at least two games" stated in the press release. Tyus Jones should start at point guard for Memphis, where he has shined this season, for at least their next two games.
Dillon Brooks down and John Konchar (Mem - SG/SF) up.
Konchar had a warm start to the season but slowed offensively. Memphis will heavily rely on his defense going forward even when Brooks returns since Ja could be out longer than expected.
Brandon Clarke down Xavier Tillman (Mem - PF/C) and Santi Aldama (Mem - PF/C) up.
Even after Steven Adams (Mem - C) returns to the lineup, these two should still be very important. Given how long Achilles injuries take to heal, this injury may affect Clarke's availability to begin the upcoming season.
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2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Planner
|# Games Played||6||8||7||6||6||10||6|
|Golden State Warriors||3||@OKL||@MEM||MIL|
|Los Angeles Clippers||2||TOR||NYK|
|Los Angeles Lakers||3||MEM||TOR||NYK|
|New Orleans Pelicans||4||@SAC||DAL||OKL||POR|
|New York Knicks||4||CHA||@SAC||@LAC||@LAL|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||4||GSW||@PHX||@NOP||@SAS|
|Portland Trail Blazers||4||@DET||@BOS||@PHI||@NOP|
|San Antonio Spurs||2||DEN||OKL|
2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Outlook
5 Teams with 2 Games: CHI, LAC, MIN, PHO, SAS
Teams with 3 Games: BOS, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, MIL, ORL, SAC, TOR, UTA
Teams with 4 Games: ATL, BKN, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, MIA, NOP, NYK, OKC, PHI, POR, WAS
Week 20 Back-to-Back Games
Sun (Week 19)-Mon: BOS, IND, POR
Mon-Tues: DET, PHI
Tues-Weds: DAL, OKC, WAS
Fri-Sat: ATL, MIA
Sat-Sun: CHA, NOP, NYK, OKC
Sun-Mon (Week 21): None
First Game on Weds: CHI, LAC, PHO
First Game on Fri: SAS
Last Game on Fri: MIN, TOR
Mon: 6 Games
Tues: 8 Games
Weds: 7 Games
Thurs: 6 Games
Fri: 6 Games
Sat: 10 Games
Sun: 6 Games
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