Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 3/2
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Waiver Wire Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
March 2, 2015
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time once again for another look at the fantasy basketball waiver wire. We’re coming off a pretty active weekend in the NBA, and we’ve got a fresh batch of emerging trends for you to peruse and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Andrea Bargnani, PF/C, New York Knicks: Bargnani has hit near the top of the waiver wire rankings recently, based on a few pretty productive games. He’s got at least 17 points in his last three outings and put up a double-double against the Pistons last week.
Bargnani is an obvious health risk, but on a putrid Knicks roster he’s about all you’re going to get. He’ll provide points, but not a whole lot else.
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James Johnson, SF/PF, Toronto Raptors: Moving on to the Raptors--who played and lost against the Knicks this weekend--we come to Johnson. He put up 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks at the Garden, his third double-digit points game in the last five.
Johnson will have some “blah” games here and there, but seems to be one of the more consistent fantasy options in Toronto right now. He’s a gotta-have guy right now at that level.
Mason Plumlee, PF/C, Brooklyn Nets: The woefully inconsistent Nets don’t have a whole lot to be boastful about right now, but at least Plumlee has been playing well. He has double-digit points in his last two outings, and is coming off a double-double against the Mavs.
Plumlee put up 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks in that one, which renewed fantasy interest. The looming specter of Brook Lopez is troublesome, but he’s the trendy play right now.
Nikola Mirotic, SF/PF, Chicago Bulls: Mirotic is probably the top name on the waiver wire this morning, thanks to a stellar performance last night against the Clippers. He posted 29 points and nine rebounds in 31 minutes, which was a career-high in scoring for him.
Mirotic is set to get some more court time due to the Bulls’ injury issues, so he’s a prudent pickup for those fantasy owners in need of some depth. We’ll see if he can translate that extra time into production.
Will Barton, SG, Denver Nuggets: Another trendy add this morning is Barton, who put up 16 points and a career-high 10 rebounds last night against the Pelicans. That gives him four double-digit scoring outings in a row.
Barton is on something of a hot streak right now, and pessimists see him hitting a wall at some point in the future. If you’d like to ride the wave while you can, however, now’s the time.
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