Fantasy Basketball 2013-14: Waiver Wire Update 11/22
Waiver Wire Adds and Trends in Fantasy Basketball This Week
November 22, 2013
Considering the thin schedule in the NBA last night (just two games), this morning is a good time to check in on the fantasy basketball waiver wire and see what’s happening out there. We’ve got a few viable potential adds for your consideration, so let’s take a look at the trending names and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Jared Sullinger, PF, Boston Celtics: Sullinger shot to the top of the waiver wire list yesterday with a beastly performance against the Spurs on Wednesday evening. He posted 19 points and 17 rebounds in 31 minutes of action, which was his first double-double of the season so far. Sullinger had at least eight boards in three of his previous five outings, so it was just a matter of time before he hit that magical double-digit mark. He’ll give you some decent production for a lower-end name.
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Trey Burke, PG, Utah Jazz: Burke’s waiver wire popularity is based mostly on potential, as he missed the first 12 games of the Jazz’s season with a broken finger. He made his debut on Wednesday and played pretty well, notching 11 points, a rebound, an assist and a steal in 12 minutes. We’d imagine the team will ramp up Burke’s contributions over the next week or so, which will give fantasy owners a little more time to evaluate his talents.
Gerald Green, SG, Phoenix Suns: Green has guard and forward eligibility in a lot of leagues, so that ups his value right off the bat. He’s been getting some extra minutes in the past couple of games, and has made good use of them. Green scored 23 points in each of his last two outings, with a combined five rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks. He also got at least 35 minutes in both games, so at least we know the coaching staff trusts him out there on the floor--for now, anyway.
DeMarre Carroll, PF, Atlanta Hawks: Carroll shows up here thanks to his performance against the Pistons this week, which resulted in 11 points and 12 rebounds. He added three assists, two steals and two blocks for a very productive evening. Carroll can get hot when he’s shooting--he had five made threes in a 21-point outing a few games back--and will trickle in a fairly consistent amount of across-the-board numbers. He’s a solid all-around low-end add.
Terrence Jones, SF, Houston Rockets: Over these first couple weeks of the season, Jones has turned into a key piece for the Rockets. He’s been rolling recently, scoring in double figures four of the last five games. He also has double-digit rebounds in three of the last six, so he can get hot on the boards as well. We also like Jones’ ability to rack up blocks--he has 12 of those in his last half-dozen outings. Get on the train now; it’s looking like he’s becoming a big part of Houston’s plans.
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