Each week during the 2013-2014 NBA season FST brings you our fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups, which breaks down players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest pickups at each position heading into Week 21 of the NBA season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Basketball Forum.

Point Guards

Shaun Livingston BKN | PG

Since Feb. 27th, Livingston has been averaging over 25 minutes per game, playing with the starting unit most of the time. In that time, he’s shot 50%+ from the field, 95%+ from the line, and has averaged 2.3 steals per game. His points and boards are icing on the cake – owners that need a productive third PG should check out Livingston. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Avery Bradley BOS | PG

Bradley has been out since early February, but he recently made his return from an ankle injury. His first game back was entirely unremarkable, but we’re going to recommend an add anyway if he’s available. Over the last full month that he played,(January) Avery averaged about 16 points, 4 boards, 1.5 dimes, and about 1 STL / 3PM per game. Those stats play in most formats, making Bradley a player that should be owned. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Shooting Guard

Tim Hardaway, Jr. NYK | SG

After a short commercial break of terrible performances, the Knicks have turned back to THJ over the past two games. He’s rewarded their faith, averaging 25 points and 4 3’s made per game while posting great percentages. If you’re in need of cheap 3’s, Hardaway is available in most leagues. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Corey Brewer MIN | SG

Brewer has been up and down lately, and has been dropped in a ton of leagues. That’s a mistake, as he’s averaging 12 points, 3 boards, 2 assists, and 2 steals over the last 14 days, putting him just outside the top 100. He has a favorable fantasy playoff schedule coming up, and is an excellent play at the end of any bench. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Small Forward

Dorell Wright POR | SF

LaMarcus Aldridge fell and injured his back on a nasty fall Wednesday night, and is out at least the next two games with the injury. The candidates to replace him in the short term at Thomas Robinson and Wright, but Wright drew the initial start and put up a 15/ 4 / 3 line. He’s not a standard league must-add just yet, but is definitely a deep league special. If Aldridge is out for awhile, Wright could thrive at the PF slot in the Blazers offense. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Matt Barnes LAC | SF

Barnes still isn’t 50% owned, and that’s a travesty. Even when Jamal Crawford returns, it’s likely that Barnes will continue starting due to his far superior contributions on the glass and on defense. He hit’s 3’s, gets blocks and steals, and rarely had dud games. Find room for Barnes on your bench. He’s ranked #22 overall over the past 14 days. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Power Forward

Kyle O’Quinn ORL | PF

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going on this weekend and into next week, featuring O’Quinn here was a given. Fortunately, he’s justified such notable acclaim with an ever increasing role at PF on the tanking Magic. The big man is averaging 9+ points, 8+ boards, and 2.0 BLK over the past 14 days to go with strong percentages. If you need blocks, he’s well worth a look in all formats. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Kris Humphries BOS | PF

Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens is so hot and cold on Hump. He’ll play solid minutes for a week and dominate, and then not play over 15 the next. It’s virtually impossible to predict the next trend in the Boston Big Man saga, but we’ll try anyway. Jared Sullinger hasn’t been the same played since returning from injury, and that has lead to more time for Hump. He’s averaged 12+ points, 8+ boards, and 1+ blocks over the last 14 days, but more importantly has been playing 25+ minutes per game. He’s as good a PF/C add as any right now with the way he’s been filling up the stat sheet. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues


Chris Anderson MIA | C

The Birdman has always been able to provide elite Blocks and strong percentages when given the playing time, but that has happened very infrequently in his time on the Miami Heat due to their superior depth. Recently, however, he’s been getting 20+ minutes of run, and is averaging 6+ points and boards along with 2.5 blocks on very strong percentages. I’m not certain this run continues forever, but with the Heat looking to rest their starters over the last couple of weeks, it would make sense that Birdman could continue getting an extended look. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Pero Antic ATL | C

Antic has continued to play well, hitting 3’s and contributing strong percentages from the C position. He’s not an ideal C play due to his low REB and BLK totals, but the Hawks have one of the most favorable schedules over the next four weeks (4 games in each week) and with Atlanta just barely holding the last playoff spot, there’s no real reason for them to start sitting players. Antic should get all the minutes he can handle and be a solid contributor to any team that can find a roster spot for him. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues