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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This Georgetown graduate has really come into his own over the past couple of weeks. It all started with an injury to Ben Wallace that pushed Monroe into the starting line-up. Ever since then he has been a double double machine with his most recent game grabbing a career high 17 rebounds. If this was not reason enough to pick him up just know that head coach John Kuester has nothing but great things to say about this rookie which leads us to believe he will get starter minutes for the rest of the year.
(about 40% owned)
In the month of January Anderson averaged over 15 points, 6 rebounds, and almost 2 threes a game. Maybe one of the most important numbers is the fact Anderson played almost 25 minutes coming off the bench and with Bass going down with an injury on Monday night those minutes might increase. Even if Bass is fine as long as Howard is healthy you can bank on those threes from this power forward which is always a nice bump. (about 70% owned)
After tearing his ACL in the Finals a season ago Kendrick Perkins was back on the court this past week. His numbers has blown anyone away but the fact he was playing at all is impressive. Don’t think for a minute that Shaq is the starting center for Boston, it is Perkin’s job and once he gets in playing shape he should near a double double with over a block a game. (about 25% owned)
This past month Amir played over 28 minutes a game, scored over 11 points, grabbed over 6 boards, but most impressive stat is the fact he shot close to 65% from the field. If you are in a league that counts FG% make sure he is on your team as he does not hurt you in any facet. (about 60% owned)
Someone has been drinking out of the fountain of youth as of late (we know that is a terribly corny line but there is no other way to describe how he is playing). McGrady has simply been on fire, playing a ton of minutes mainly handling the ball and flirting with a triple double every night. Of course he is an injury waiting to happen but might as well ride him out for this stretch. (about 35% owned)
It took forever but since his January 21st return Delfino has been playing great. It looks as if he picked-up right where he left off before his concussion. He has scored in double figures for three straight games and has already had two games where he has hit four three pointers. If you are at all in need of someone hitting the long ball on your team grab Delfino immediately. (about 30% owned)
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This is not a typo, arguably the worst number one overall pick of all-time is somewhat fantasy relevant. He has been starting and flirts with double digit points and rebounds on a nightly basis. He still gives none of the defense stats you would hope for out of a big man but if you are desperate then Brown might be your move. (about 15% owned)
Turner’s minutes have been up and down all year long but he is currently in his best stretch of minutes since the start of the season. Turner was a big time scorer in college but thus far in his NBA life he is more of a complete player. Don’t expect a huge bump in points from him but he will certainly help you across the board if he continues to get the minutes. (about 45% owned)
With Garcia sidelined Casppi has stepped into the starting line-up and has proven to be a very viable fantasy option. He grabs a great amount of rebounds from the shooting guard position and will knock down a few threes a game for you. (about 20% owned)
If you are playoff bound or sitting a top of your league we think it might be a wise move to grab Murphy. With the trading deadline less than a month away Murphy still might be moved and if that happens he could produce huge dividends for your fantasy team. Murphy is a year removed from a great season with a ton of fantasy relevance due to his rebounding and deep threat shooting. Again if you are in a playoff battle might not want to touch him as he will not help in the short run but a great long term (which is not that long anymore) gamble is certainly a fair title for him. (about 50% owned)
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