Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 2/23
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 23, 2015
It’s that time once again. This morning we’re taking a look at the fantasy basketball waiver wire to see which players are trending as adds. We’ll examine the recent stats and see if anyone out there makes a good fit for your roster. Here’s a closer look at the noteworthy pickups right now.
James Johnson, SF/PF, Toronto Raptors: Johnson was red-hot on Saturday in Houston, posting 27 points, five rebounds, four steals and four blocks in 35 minutes as Toronto fell to the Rockets.
There’s not a lot to get excited about on the Raptors roster right now, so Johnson seems to have a clear path to success laid out. As long as he’s getting the minutes, there’s no reason not to pick him up in fantasy if he’s available.
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Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Several times this season, Jones has distinguished himself enough to rise as a trend on the fantasy basketball waiver wire. We’re in the midst of one such surge right now, as he’s coming off a 11-point, 9-rebound game on Saturday.
That one follows a 9-point, 9-rebound effort in the game before that, so Jones has been flirting with double-double territory. As long as he’s healthy he’s a gotta-have player in fantasy.
Alex Len, C, Phoenix Suns: Len made the most of his 34 minutes against the Bulls this weekend, providing eight points and 11 rebounds for his owners’ troubles. That performance comes on the heels of a double-double in his previous outing.
Len is definitely worth starting as long as he’s getting minutes in the 30-and-above range, even though the Suns are flailing right now. He’ll be at home against Boston tonight.
Rodney Stuckey, PG/SG, Indiana Pacers: Stuckey is a hot commodity this morning, thanks to another strong performance in a win over Golden State last night. He posted 30 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in that one, giving him two 30-point games in a row.
Stuckey’s crazy run certainly won’t last, but as long as he’s scoring and getting minutes as the Pacers get healthy, he’s worth picking up to see what he can do.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Detroit Pistons: Caldwell-Pope had a hot shooting night yesterday as well, dropping 26 points, two rebounds, an assist and two steals against the Wizards. That line also included six 3-pointers.
Caldwell-Pope has now scored double-digits in four of his last five games, and he’ll almost definitely get enough minutes to keep it up. If you need threes and scoring bursts here and there, he’s your guy.
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