2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Waiver Wire

by Brian Dailisan
2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week Waiver Wire

Welcome to Week 20, the playoff battleground for fantasy leagues! Hats off if you've navigated the tumult of injuries and surprises to make it here. Now you're in the thick of it, and the 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Waiver Wire is your ace in the hole, ready to help you snag those stealthy players who can solidify your team.

Are you on the hunt for those fantasy game-changers? Our lineup, rich with possible breakout stars, is primed to disrupt your league's status quo. Brace yourself for pivotal additions that could change your fortune!

Week after week, I'm your reliable scout, finding those underrated talents who are owned in less than 40% of leagues but have the potential to make a big splash.

As you gear up for Week 20, lean on our insights from the waiver wire to energize your fantasy lineup. Together, let's pinpoint those movers and shakers who will steer your team toward victory in the 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Waiver Wire.

2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Waiver Wire

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Vasilije Micic, PG, Charlotte Hornets (26% owned)

Vasilije Micic has truly hit his stride, impressively averaging 14.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.2 steals over 31.2 minutes in his latest five games. Moreover, with LaMelo Ball's timeline for return still unclear and injuries sidelining key players like Seth Curry, Cody Martin, and Tre Mann, the Charlotte Hornets are increasingly depending on Micic to step up and fill those significant minutes.

The Hornets' Week 20 lineup features four games, including a valuable stretch of three games in four nights, making Micic an ideal streaming target. They kick off against the Detroit Pistons on Monday, take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, and then face a back-to-back challenge against the Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers on Friday and Saturday.

Need a boost in points, assists, and steals? Micic could be your guy in Week 20. However, monitor his shooting efficiency; he's shooting 43.8% and averaging 3.6 turnovers per game, with modest three-point contributions. But if these stats aren't deal-breakers for you, snag this Serbian rookie guard — he's poised to make an impact for both the Hornets and fantasy teams.

Malaki Branham, PG/SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs (17% owned)

Malaki Branham is lighting up the scoreboard in his last four games, averaging an impressive 20.3 points, 3.5 three-pointers, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, all while maintaining a 52.8% shooting from the field and 91.7% from the charity stripe. His scoring spree has pushed him up to the 8th-round value in nine-category leagues recently.

Heading into Week 20, the San Antonio Spurs present a prime schedule with four games on tap. They're also one of just two teams with a coveted back-to-back set on Monday and Tuesday. They'll take on the dynamic Golden State Warriors to start, then lock horns with the Houston Rockets the following night. The week continues with a face-off against the Denver Nuggets and concludes with a game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Seeking a short-term lift in scoring and three-pointers? Branham is a smart pickup for Week 20, particularly to maximize the Spurs' advantageous early-week back-to-back games. Despite limited contributions elsewhere, Branham's scoring and threes might be the perfect boost for fantasy managers this week.

Dalano Banton, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers (21% owned)

Dalano Banton's recent surge nets 21.5 points, 3.0 threes, 6.8 boards, and 4.5 assists, all while logging 35.8 minutes a night. Yet, his 40.8% shooting from the field and 66.7% from the free-throw line have pegged him at just a 14th-round value in nine-category leagues.

The Portland Trail Blazers' Week 20 looks busy with four games on the calendar, including a stretch of three games in four nights, making it a prime time for fantasy streaming. They'll kick off against the stalwart Boston Celtics, then duke it out in back-to-back games against the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. Portland rounds off the week against the formidable New Orleans Pelicans.

Injury woes have hit Portland's lineup hard, creating ample space for Banton to shine. With Portland possibly sidelining their heavy hitters as playoffs become a distant dream, Banton's role could expand significantly.

Need a surge in rebounds, assists, and steals? Dalano Banton might just be your wildcard. Keep an eye on Portland's injury updates and rotation shifts to make the most of Banton's potential during this critical fantasy week.

Jake LaRavia, SF/PF, Memphis Grizzlies (17% owned)

The Memphis Grizzlies present a conundrum in fantasy basketball currently. Forecasting their lineup is tricky. Nonetheless, Jake LaRavia shines brightly. His recent stats include 15.0 points, 1.5 threes, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.8 steals, positioning him as a ninth-round asset in nine-category leagues.

Consider picking up LaRavia in Week 20 for a boost in points and boards, especially useful in deeper leagues. Note, though, the Grizzlies have just three games this week. Still, they feature a back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday, clashing with the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

Keep tabs on Grizzlies updates and accordingly capitalize on LaRavia's significant playtime. Consequently, he could be the key to your playoff success.

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