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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Ben Gordon DET | SG

Rip Hamilton is about to be traded or might just be in the dog house but either way it has been great news for Gordon since he has been starting and Rip has seen the bench. Gordon has taken advantage of these minutes his scoring has gone up. Even if you are not looking to add points to your team you might want to pick-up Gordon because his 20 points a game potential is at least perfect trade bait. (about 65%owned)


Ty Lawson DEN | PG

When the news came out that Billups might be involved in the Melo trade Lawson was added in a decent amount of leagues. He has been added for two reasons, the first one is he has been productive in limited minutes giving any team a nice bump in steals and assists. The second reason is if he becomes the starter there is a chance he becomes a top ten point guard. (about 30% owned)

Greg Monroe DET | C

Ben Wallace has been hurt but he might have lost the majority of his minutes upon his return to this rookie out of Georgetown. Monroe has been a double double machine over the past five games who also adds a sneaky amount of steals for a center. The Pistons will be going to the youth movement sooner than later and we believe now is the time to grab and hold onto Monroe. (about 25%owned)

Nick Young WAS | SG

All Nick Young does is score, but he is quite good at it. Since the new year (seven total games) he is averaging over 20 points a game which included a monster, seven three pointers, 43 total point game. He might be a little inconsistent but 17 points a game from here on out is a very realistic number. (about 65%owned)

Jared Dudley PHO | SG/SF

After the smoke has cleared from that monster trade with Orlando, Dudley has proved to be a fantasy relevant player. Whether he is starting or coming off the bench Dudley has proved he is a threat to score in bunches and hit a good amount of threes a night. (about 35% owned)

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Tyler Hansbrough IND | PF

Hansbrough is now starting for the Pacers and as long as he keeps getting the minutes he is going to be productive. His line will rarely blow anyone away but close to a double double with a steal and a block is certainly in the realm of possibility. (about 25% owned)

Troy Murphy NJ | PF/C

Murphy is playing under 15 minutes a game and some nights he does not even see the floor at all. So why did he make our list? Well, just a year ago Murphy averaged a double double while hitting two threes a game and this year he has been linked to a lot of the Melo trade talk. If he goes anywhere where he will start we doubt there will be a better player you will be able to grab off the wire. (about 55% owned)

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