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Fantasy Basketball Update 1/9/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers

Fantasy Basketball Sleepers, Waiver Wire Adds and Trends

January 9, 2016

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We’ve just completed another weekend of NBA basketball in the 2016-17 season, so it’s a great time to settle in and check out some of the noteworthy fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups out there. Here’s a closer look at a few trending names this morning. 

Doug McDermott, SF, Chicago Bulls: McDermott has been on quite a roll lately, and is tops in the waiver wire rankings today. He’s coming off his first double-double of the season (17 points and 10 rebounds), and holds five straight double-digit scoring outings. 

Fantasy Basketball Update 1/9/17: Top Waiver Wire Picks and Sleepers


McDermott is now averaging 10.4 PPG and has played at least 29 minutes in five straight. He’ll get OKC tonight. 

Donatas Motiejunas, SF/PF, New Orleans Pelicans: Motiejunas made his return to action against the Celtics on Saturday, playing 20 minutes. In that span, he put up 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. 

Deeper-league owners will want to check out Motiejunas, as the Pelicans seem to want to use him alongside Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis. The Pelicans get New York tonight. 

Tim Hardaway Jr., Atlanta Hawks: Hardaway has tons of talent, and he’s been showcasing it lately. Over the last four games, he’s got double-digit points in each one, including one 22-point performance and a 29-point outing. 

Hardaway is averaging 11.7 PPG this year, and he’s been formidable from behind the arc with nine three-pointers in his last two games. The Hawks play tomorrow in Brooklyn. 

Allen Crabbe, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers: Crabbe is coming off a career night against Detroit, bagging 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting and five 3-pointers. 

That gives Crabbe double-digit points in each of the last six games, and he’s come through with a handful of rebounds each time. He’ll be in LA for the Lakers tomorrow. 

Montrezl Harrell, PF, Houston Rockets: Harrell had a big Sunday game as well, bagging 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting in Toronto. He also came up with five rebounds. 

Harrell is shooting almost 69 percent over the Rockets’ last 10 games, and he’s getting plenty of usage. You should definitely kick the tires here if you need a big man. 

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