Memphis Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2022-23 season, it was announced today by NBA executive vice president and head of basketball operations Joe Dumars.
Under NBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended without pay for one game once he receives his 16th technical foul during the regular season. For every two additional technical fouls received during that season, the player or coach will be suspended without pay for an additional game.
Brooks received his most recent technical foul with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies’ 113-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets on March 3 at Ball Arena.
Brooks will serve his suspension on Sunday when the Grizzlies face the Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena.
Memphis will also be without Ja Morant, who is stepping away from the team for at least the next two games "to get help" after a string of concerning incidents, and Brandon Clarke, who is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn Achilles.
The Grizzlies are 38-24, which is the second-best record in the Western Conference.
This season, Brooks is averaging 14.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 threes, while shooting 38.9% from the field, 31.9% from three-point range and 79.4% from the free-throw line.