Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 3/27
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 27, 2015
We’re coming off a slow evening (one game) in the NBA, and heading into a busy one (13 games). That makes this morning a great time to talk fantasy basketball. Whether you’re in a daily or a seasonal league, it’ll pay to know the latest waiver wire trends. Let’s take a closer look at some of the guys who have been making waves lately.
Robert Covington, SG/SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers: With his multi-positional eligibility, Covington makes a lot of sense as a pickup right now. He’s been hot over the past few games, putting up double-digits in his last three outings.
Covington has a combined 46 points and nine rebounds in his past two games. As long as he’s getting minutes-loads in the high 20s, he’s a gotta-have guy in fantasy.
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Chase Budinger, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: We’ve talked about Budinger a few times in this space this season, and here he is again. He’s a nice run of seven straight games with double-digit scoring, and put up 22 in a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Budinger should continue to see lots of time on the court as the Timberwolves tank their way to a high draft pick. He’ll be in Houston tonight.
Zach LaVine, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves: Before we leave Minnesota, let’s take a look at LaVine. He had a nice game against the Lakers as well, putting up 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.
That makes four straight double-digit scoring outings for LaVine. He’s also providing a healthy dose of rebounds and assists for your fantasy buck as well. With Ricky Rubio injured, he makes a lot of sense as a fantasy add.
Jordan Clarkson, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: Now let’s head to the other side of the aforementioned Lakers-Timberwolves matchup and check out Clarkson. He managed 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in the OT win.
Clarkson has 50 points, nine rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and four blocks in his past two games alone. You can’t afford to leave fantasy production like that on the waiver wire.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Detroit Pistons: Now it’s off to the Motor City to check out Caldwell-Pope, who has been making all sorts of noise recently. He’s coming off a 26-point, six-rebound, four assist performance against Toronto in his last outing.
Caldwell-Pope has put up at least 20 points in four of his last five games, with three of those appearances including at least six rebounds. He’ll take his hot streak into Orlando tonight and see if he can keep it going against the Magic.
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