I don’t know much about science books. Don’t know much about the french I took… So, I caught the old film: “Stand by Me” on the weekend, waiting for the big game (Raps vs Nets, obviously), and that song stuck with me, almost like a prophecy. It’s true, I DON’T know much about science books! Get out of my head, old song! What I do know, is that trades are harder to get done late in the fantasy season. Fantasy GMs are much more reluctant to give up players of value, even to get players of equal value back, in my experience. So At this point in the season, I reject the “my Danilo Gallinari for your Russell Westbrook” trades, and focus on the waiver a little more. If you also “don’t know much about history, or much biology,” why not take a look at some of these waiver gems, hmm?
Will Barton SG, SF
Will the Thrill got the start for an injured Gallinari, and went off for 31/8/5/0/2 with 5 treys. He’s currently 56% owned in Yahoo, so you should try and get him if he’s available, as it looks like Danilo will be out for at least a week or more with a groin injury, which means Barton will get burn.
Moe Harkless SF
He’s not a juggernaut, that’s for sure, but Evan Turner is injured, and will miss significant time. Moe should get the start, and should put up stats that outdo your current streamer. He’s only 27% owned thus far, so there’s a good chance he’s available.
Okafor is more a speculative add, as there is significant talk that he might be traded to the Pelicans, which should only add to his value. You may have to trade for him, as he is 59% owned at the moment, but I would definitely find space for the next week or two for Jahlil on my roster to see how this plays out.
Khris Middleton SG, SF
He likely isn’t there on the wire, but if he is (currently 64% owned), you just landed a monster. Kris has arguably top 30-40 potential, the question is whether he can bring that this season or not. He has been sidelined all season, but is finally playing his first game this Wednesday. If you can convince his current fantasy GM to part with him, he will be rusty for a while, and you may parlay that into a discounted price. do with that what you will.
John Henson PF, C
He’s 14% owned, has put 2 very good games together returning from injury, averaging 15.5/6/.5/1/2.5 and he’s 14% owned. Henson can be frustrating, as he seems to always be on a short leash, but he’s worth a look, in my humble opinion.
Evan Turner SG, SF
Too bad for the Trailblazers, and more importantly, too bad for any Fantasy GMs that have Turner on their roster. This injury takes him out of action into mid-March likely, possibly longer, and that effectively takes Turner out of the fantasy playoff picture for most GMs. I don’t see how you could swing a trade, so dropping him isn’t too bad an idea, unless you have an open IR spot.
Zach LaVine PG, SG
ACL tear, he’s out for the NBA season, not just the fantasy season. Sorry Zach, you were having a great season, this is a huge loss, but LaVine is safe to drop.
That’s all I have for this week, so until next week, may all your shots be nothing but net!