Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 11/11
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
November 11, 2015
The NBA is heading into a busy evening tonight, which makes this a great time to take a look at some of the trending fantasy basketball waiver wire adds out there for daily and seasonal leagues. We’ve got some interesting names in store for you today, so let’s check out the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Ish Smith, PG, New Orleans Pelicans: Smith is trending this morning, following a nice performance in a win over Dallas last night. He put up 17 points in 27 minutes in that one, also collecting 12 assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block.
Smith has been up-and-down this season; his last double-digit scoring effort was way back on October 27. Still, with Jrue Holiday not playing as much right now, he’s a good fill-in.
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J.J. Hickson, PF/C, Denver Nuggets: Hickson got the start in the Nuggets’ last game on Monday, turning it into a double-double on 19 points and 13 rebounds. He put up an assist and three blocks as well.
Hickson has seven blocks in his last four games, and is usually good for a handful of rebounds as well. He’s a nice low-end play for tonight at home against Milwaukee and for a short time beyond.
Nemanja Bjelica, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Bjelica has been on fire recently, and he turned in another nice performance last night. He managed 13 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block against Charlotte, giving him three double-digit scoring outings in a row.
Bjelica has played no fewer than 24 minutes over his last six games, so he’s getting sufficient court time to contribute. He won’t be out there again until tomorrow against Golden State, though.
Evan Turner, SG/SF, Boston Celtics: In the wake of Avery Bradley’s leg injury, it’s a good idea to kick the tires on Turner. He played 29 minutes last night in Milwaukee, leading to 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals.
We’ll have to wait and see how long Bradley will be out; in the meantime Turner is the main benefactor here. He’s got double-digit points in his last three games and will get the Pacers at home tonight.
Marcus Thornton, SG, Houston Rockets: As long as the Rockets are banged up, it’s safe to roll with Thornton. He’s got double-digit points in his last five straight outings and is coming off a 16-point, four-rebound, three-assist, three-steal outing against the Clippers.
Thornton’s role will decrease once Terrence Jones and Patrick Beverley are healthy, but for now he’s looking like a good choice for tonight against the woeful Nets.
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