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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: Week 18

by David Leggieri
Updated On: February 18, 2020, 5:21 pm ET

ICYMI, here are several notable columns written by the Rotoworld Hoops crew throughout the week:

Michael Gallagher and Jonas Nader go deep into the waiver wire for potential additions.

Matt Stroup takes a look at how the timing of the All-Star break impacts several players.

Ryan Knaus evaluates the consistency of players at the forward position.

Tommy Beer analyzes the play of Russell Westbrook, Khris Middleton and Christian Wood.

Dr. A presents a few buy-low and sell-high options.

Lastly, check out our injury report for details on the injuries around the league.

Now, here's the Week 18 slate!

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Week 18 Schedule: Games Played

3 games: CHI

2 games: ATL, BOS, BKN, CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, OKC, PHI, PHX, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

1 game: LAC, NYK, ORL

After a couple light weeks, the Bulls finally have a favorable slate. Feel free to dump any of your fringe Clippers, Knicks or Magic this week for immediate help.

NBA Streaming Schedule:

Thursday (6 games): Grizzlies @ Kings, Nets @ 76ers, Rockets @ Warriors, Bucks @ Pistons, Hornets @ Bulls, Heat @ Hawks

Friday (9 games): Cavs @ Wizards, Spurs @ Jazz, Suns @ Raptors, Pelicans @ Blazers, Mavs @ Magic, Nuggets @ Thunder, Pacers @ Knicks, Celtics @ Wolves, Grizzlies @ Lakers

Saturday (7 games): Rockets @ Jazz, 76ers @ Bucks, Cavs @ Heat, Kings @ Clippers, Suns @ Bulls, Nets @ Hornets, Mavs @ Hawks

Sunday (7 games): Pacers @ Raptors, Pistons @ Blazers, Spurs @ Thunder, Celtics @ Lakers, Pelicans @ Warriors, Wolves @ Nuggets, Wizards @ Bulls

Back-to-backs:

Thursday-Friday: Grizzlies

Friday-Saturday: Jazz, Cavs, Suns, Mavs

Saturday-Sunday: Bulls

Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love have some rest potential this week.

Three games in four days:

Thursday-Sunday: Bulls

Rest of Season Schedule Preview:

Since this week only has four days with games and streaming won't be super difficult, I decided to change things up a bit. Here are each team's games per week for the final eight weeks of the season (Weeks 19-26).

Most games: BKN, MIN, WAS

Fewest games: ATL, CHI, DET (fewest), POR

ATL: 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 1 - 24 games

BOS: 3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 2, 2 - 25 games

BKN: 4, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 3, 2 -  27 games

CHA: 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 26 games

CHI: 2, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2 - 24 games

CLE: 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 26 games

DAL: 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2 - 25 games

DEN: 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 25 games

DET: 3, 3, 2, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2 - 23 games

GSW: 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2 - 25 games

HOU: 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 2 - 26 games

IND: 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2 - 25 games

LAC: 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2 - 25 games

LAL: 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 26 games

MEM: 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 2, 2 - 26 games

MIA: 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 26 games

MIL: 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 1 - 26 games

MIN: 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 27 games

NOP: 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2 - 25 games

NYK: 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2 - 26 games

OKC: 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 25 games

ORL: 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2 - 26 games

PHI: 4, 3, 2, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2 - 25 games

PHX: 4, 3, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2 - 25 games

POR: 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 2, 2 - 24 games

SAC: 4, 4, 2, 4, 3, 4, 3, 2 - 26 games

SAS: 2, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 2 - 26 games

TOR: 3, 3, 2, 4, 3, 4, 4, 2 - 25 games

UTA: 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4, 2, 2 - 26 games

WAS: 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2 - 27 games

 

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