Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Basketball Forum.

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Brook Lopez NJ | C

There comes a time when guys that were dropped because of an injury need to get picked back up, that time has come for Lopez. He should be back at some point in mid February, and I think waiting him out around a month is a small price to pay for a guy like Lopez. The only reason I would suggest not picking him up is if your team is towards the bottom of your standings and you need to win now. (about 55% owned)

Byron Mullens CHA | C

I was surprised to see that Mullens is still only owned in about half of leagues. The Bobcats don’t have a lot of options at the center position, and there are even more minutes to go around with Diaw in the doghouse. Mullens isn’t going to blow you away with his production, but he has solid percentages across the board and should put up decent point totals. The former 1st round pick of the Mavericks doesn’t have an extremely high ceiling, but I still think he is worth an add in pretty much all leagues. (about 55% owned)

Carl Landry NO | SF/PF

When Landry gets the minutes has the ability to put up big numbers, and he should be seeing a decent amount of minutes for the Hornets. Landry might not find the starting lineup but if he plays over 25 minutes per game he should have value in most leagues. Another reason I like Landry is because if someone gets hurt for the Hornets and he starts getting over 30 mins, then he could have a ton of value. (about 50% owned)


Trevor Ariza NO | SG/SF

I liked Ariza this year as a potential bounce back candidate from his days in Houston. After getting hurt and getting off to a slow start he has begun to wake up. Since coming back from his injury he has been filling up the stat sheet and he has scored in double digits in each of his last 4 games. Ariza has a big upside and he needs to be owned in way more leagues at this point. (about 65% owned)

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Baron Davis NY | PG

Davis is still recovery from his back injury, but it looks like we might finally be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. He should be back to full speed in a couple weeks and could have an instant impact in the assists category. At this point of his career he has a limited upside, but with guys like Anthony and Stoudemire on your team assists should be easy to come by. (about 45% owned)

Zaza Pachulia ATL | C

I know Zaza doesn’t have the biggest upside in the world but I was shocked to see he is only owned in about 10% of leagues. He isn’t going to fill up the stat sheet, but he does have the potential to average close to a double double with a decent amount of free throws made. With Horford all but done for the year this makes Zaza a decent role player center. (about 10% owned)

Tayshaun Prince DET | SF/PF

What has gotten into Prince lately? In the last 2 weeks he has been on fire, scoring in double digits in all of his last 7 of his last 8 games, and 20 or more points 3 times during that stretch. I doubt he will keep up this pace, but if you are looking for a scoring specialist then you might as well ride out this hot streak. (about 45% owned)

O.J. Mayo MEM | SG

There is no denying that Mayo can put the ball in the basket, his problem has always just been getting the playing time. I doubt Mayo will find the starting lineup without an injury, but he is consistently getting between 20-25 minutes a game. Mayo has also been the subject of a lot of trade rumors over the last year, and if he lands in the right situation he could be a great fantasy player. (about 45% owned)

Richard Hamilton CHI | SG/SF

Hamilton is back from his early season injury and he is starting to do what he does best, which is score. You aren’t going to get much else from him than points, but he still has the ability to be a nice role player for your team. Once everyone is healthy for the Bulls I don’t expect Hamilton to have too many 20 point nights, but he should easily average around 15 points per game while Deng is out. (about 40% owned)

Luke Ridnour MIN | PG/SG

The arrival of Rubio in Minnesota made Ridnour a scary pick this year, but he has proven that they can co-exist. Ridnour and Rubio have both been spending a lot of time on the court together, and this has enabled Ridnour to stay fantasy relevant. He offers solid percentages across the board, and while his assists are down from last year his points are up. (about 45% owned)

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Tiago Splitter SA | PF/C

Duncan just isn’t the same player and the Spurs are going to have start giving their younger guys like Splitter more playing time. When given the time on the floor Splitter is capable of putting up big numbers, and if Duncan gets hurt he could be huge. In most leagues I don’t think Splitter is worth a roster spot, but he needs to be on everyones radar at this point. (about 15% owned)

Mike Miller MIA | SG/SF

With the big 3 out in Miami there isn’t that big of a need for scoring from other members of the team, but Miller still has some upside. With all the attention that the big 3 get this opens the door for Miller to get a lot of open shots. He will not have a ton of value if all of the big 3 are healthy, but if you are looking for a 3 point specialist he could be a nice role player for some teams. (about 20% owned)

James Johnson TOR | SF/PF

Johnson is one of those streaky players that has a lot of upside, but he just can’t find the consistency to be a great fantasy player. He has been getting a lot of minutes this year, but he has only scored in double digits twice on the season. If he is able to find more consistency with his production he could be a great pickup. The former 1st round pick is still only 24 years old and he needs to be added to everyones watch list. (about 20% owned)