Fantasy Basketball 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 2/12
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
February 12, 2016
Just because there’s no more NBA action until Thursday doesn’t mean you should neglect your fantasy basketball lineup over the All-Star break. Now is a perfect time to check the waiver wire and see if there are any upgrades you can make for the stretch run of the season. Let’s check out some of the trending players out there and see if anyone makes sense for your roster.
Bobby Portis, PF/C, Chicago Bulls: Portis is probably the top add in fantasy over the past day or two. He’s coming off a double-double at home against Atlanta, with 12 points and 10 rebounds to his credit.
With the Bulls all banged up, Portis should see an up-tick in minutes coming out of the break. If Taj Gibson is down for a while, he’ll get even more. Portis and the gang will be back on the 18th against Cleveland.
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Maurice Harkless, SF, Portland Trail Blazers: Deep-leaguers can check out Harkless, who impressed us all in his last game. He had 19 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and an assist against the Rockets, putting Portland in seventh place in the West.
Harkless has scored double-digits in his last three outings, making a strong case for the starting PF job for the Blazers. He’s not a must-add yet but is worth kicking the tires on as he comes out of the break into a big showdown against the Warriors on the 19th.
Dennis Schroder, PG, Atlanta Hawks: Schroder broke out of his shell in Chicago during the Hawks’ last pre-All-Star game, accounting for a team-high 18 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Schroder’s value is going to hinge on what the Hawks ultimately do with Jeff Teague. If Teague is traded, Schroder will see a lot more court time. That makes him a deep-league grab-n-stash. He’ll see Miami on the 19th.
Brandan Wright, PF/C, Memphis Grizzlies: Let’s get speculative and check out Wright. Word is that he’ll be back after the All-Star break if all goes well; he’s coming back from arthroscopic knee surgery that he had back in December.
With Marc Gasol ailing, Wright could get thrown right into the fire as soon as he returns. It may take him a while to get going, but if you’re in a deep league and need a big guy, he could be a nice value pickup.
Jeremy Lin, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets: Lin had a nice game in Indianapolis, accounting for 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. It was his first double-digit points outing since February 3.
Lin is still little more than a deeper-league guy, but with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hurting he should see more minutes going forward. He’s in Milwaukee on the 19th.
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