Fantasy Basketball 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 4/7
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 7, 2015
After a skimpy one-game schedule last night in the NBA, the league will be back with six matchups tonight. That means fantasy basketball daily leagues and seasonal teams will be back in play, so what better time than now to take a look at some of the trending players out there on the waiver wire? Here’s a look at some of the hot names out there.
Paul George, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers: When George made his season debut this week against the Heat, it marked the end of a long road of recovery from his broken leg last summer. He would finish the game with 13 points in 15 minutes, adding three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
George will be on a minutes restriction as the Pacers attempt to nab a playoff slot, so you’ll have to watch out for that. Still, he’s a great pickup for those in need at this level.
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Ben McLemore, SG, Sacramento Kings: McLemore had a great game against the Jazz in his last appearance, posting 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals and a pair of 3-pointers.
McLemore has scored in double-figures in each of his last three games, adding a handful of steals, rebounds and assists to his line. With Rudy Gay’s return looming, he’s an under-the-radar pickup who could do you some good in fantasy.
Justin Hamilton, PF/C, Minnesota Timberwolves: It’s been a while since we’ve seen Hamilton play, so let’s refresh our memories as to why he’s trending in fantasy basketball. In his last four appearances, he’s posted double-digit points, culminating in a 14-point, nine-rebound effort against Orlando in his last game.
Hamilton will be in Sacramento to start a road trip. His minutes may take a hit with the team getting healthier, but he might be worth nabbing.
Shane Larkin, PG, New York Knicks: We’re fans of the young Larkin around here, so he’s appeared in this space a few times over the course of the season. He’s a waiver wire option once again heading into tomorrow’s game against the Pacers.
Larkin is coming off a double-double (15 points; 11 rebounds; seven assists) against the Sixers and has scored in double-figures during three of his last five games. Go get him.
Greg Monroe, PF/C, Detroit Pistons: Let’s finish up today with a look at Monroe, who is a hot pickup as he returns from injury. If all goes well, he’ll be starting tomorrow night against the Celtics, which will be his first action since hurting his knee.
No word yet on any kind of minutes restrictions for Monroe, but with his ceiling it’s hard to imagine not grabbing him if you can.
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