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 and widely available streaming options to help you win your league heading into Week 23 of the NBA season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Basketball Forum.

Point Guards

Jarret Jack CLE | PG

With Kyrie Irving continuing to be out (update expected on Monday) Jack has stepped into the lead PG role in Cleveland and run with it. He’s averaged over 15 points, 3 boards, and 4 dimes with good peripheral stats to back it up. Assuming Irving continues to be out, Jack is a lock for 30+ min a night. Best of all he has 4 cake matchups in line for week 23 (DET, ORL, ATL, CHA). He’s out there for the streaming in almost half of leagues. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Ramon Sessions MIL | PG

Sessions is now the man in Milwaukee. Since joining the Bucks, he’s been dominant, and has continued to earn additional playing time as a result. The Bucks have nothing to play for, and Sessions has been given free reign to pad his stats. He’s got 4 games coming up this week, with a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. He’s mostly a points and boards guy, but he also shoots 75%+ from the free throw line, making him a great late-week addition for teams that need a FT% boost. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Shooting Guard

Terrence Ross TOR | SG

Ross has been filling the box score lately, and fantasy owners involved in championship week would do well to consider his services, even on a limited basis. He’s drilled 10 3’s in his last three games, hits almost 90% from the stripe, and adds in couple boards / assists per game. Best of all, he’s a very low turnover guy. Streamers will want to target his upcoming 4 games week, especially against Orlando on Monday and Houston on Friday. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Nick Young LAC | SG

Since returning from injury on March 21st, Swaggy has made 17 3’s in 5 games, hit 18-20 free throws, and scored 95 points. He’s actually shot a respectable percentage from the field as well. He’s the epitome of an instant offense Streamer SG, and with 4 four game slate that includes Phoenix and Sacramento, he could make a sizable contribution to your team this coming week. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Small Forward

Kent Bazemore LAL | SF

Bazemore does most of the same things as the aforementioned Nick Young, except when he gets the minutes, he contributes quite a bit more in boards, assists, and steals. And he’s getting the minutes, having been named the starter and recently played 30+ in 2 of his last three games. He’s generally a good play for the coming week, but if you need late-week help, pay special attention to the matchups against the Mavericks and Kings. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Corey Brewer MIN | SF

Brewer is a total wild card this coming week. Minnesota has 4 fairly difficult matchups, and need to play well in all of them to keep their very slim playoff hopes alive. Brewer could flourish, as he’s done before, or he could wilt, as he’s also done before. What I do like about him this coming week for fantasy purposes – he’s a steals guy, (averaging 1.7 per game in 2014) that you can throw into your lineup and get instant results. He can shoot a few 3’s and score a bit too, but if you’re down in steals late in the week (like I am in a league right now) have a look at his back-to-back games on 4/4 and 4/5 as a streaming option. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Power Forward

Josh McRoberts CHA | PF

Talk about peaking at the right time. McRoberts dominated Orlando to the tune of 24 / 7 / 6 / 1 / 2 with 6 3’s against Orlando on Friday. He’s been a useful if not dominant PF / C all year, but the Bobcats are playing better lately and he’s been a big reason why. Icing on the cake for this add: Their schedule for next week is solid swiss cheese defensively: PHI, ORL, CLE, and WAS. If you’re in need of big man help, make certain McBob isn’t available before considering other options. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Jordan Hill LAL | PF

Our second (and final) Hill plug in a row finds many more owners drinking the Kool-Aid after Hill exploded for a 28/13 line right after our last column, and then followed that up with a 28/16 line four days later. He’s getting the big man minutes and stats while Pau Gasol is out with vertigo, and if he can stay out of foul trouble, could be a gigantic difference maker this next week for fantasy purposes. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues


Omer Asik HOU | C

With the news coming on Saturday that Dwight Howard will probably miss the next 10 days (unconfirmed, but widely reported) the onus falls to Asik to man the middle for the Rockets playoff-seeding push. He’s shown to be more than capable of doing to in the past, averaging 10+ points and boards, along with 1+ blocks per game last season. He stinks from the charity stripe, but if you’re in need of a big for the coming week, give Asik a long look – He’s got 4 games coming, all against teams (OKC, DEN, BKN, TOR) that lack a dominant C. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Kyle O’Quinn ORL | C

O’Quinn is more of a blocks specialist, but now that we’ve seen 10 consecutive starts from him, we can project that he’ll hold decent fantasy value this coming week. He, like almost every other team, has 4 games coming to him, and his matchups (MIN, CLE, CHA, TOR) look to be above average. Basically, if you need blocks, consider that he’s had at least 1 in his last 10 games while making strong contributions in boards and modest ones in points. His back-to-back games on April 4th and 5th look especially inviting for streaming owners late in the week. (less than 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues