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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Isaiah Hartenstein among best Week 2 pickup options

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The second week of the 2022–23 season started with eight games on Monday, with four more games due on Tuesday. Fantasy managers have had time to evaluate who they are missing and gather early injury news to determine which players should be added to their roster ahead of Week 3. It can be difficult to determine who should be kept, but we have collected a variety of information. list of long-term and short-term options.

Here are five week 2 opt-out targets with 50 percent or less in the CBS leagues:

Isaiah Hartenstein, C, New York (50% participants)

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Hartenstein performed well enough to finish in the top 25 centers last season, despite never starting with the Los Angeles Clippers. He supported a top 20 center in Ivica Zubac, but he could always influence the game when he entered the court. While Mitchell Robinson is the best under rim defender, he leaves a lot to be desired as a scorer and low position playmaker. Hartenstein played 40 minutes off the bench in his Knicks debut and is nearly averaging a double-double with 9.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in his first three games in New York.

Lonnie Walker IV, F, LAL (43% of participants)

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Walker made a surprise starter after signing a one-year, $6.4 million contract during the off-season. The Los Angeles Lakers are limited on small forwards, with LeBron James playing power forward and Anthony Davis starting center, so Walker gets a healthy 32.7 minutes per night. His long-range shooting is dubious, but his averages of 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists are respectable. He will be a staple for the Lakers until they make significant roster changes.

Trey Murphy, F, NOP (41% of participants)

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This addition may be the most useful for fantasy managers this week. Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Herb Jones are out for Tuesday and all three starters could miss several games. Murphy played 40 minutes and nearly double-doubled with 16 points and nine boards in his last half. He could easily become one of the New Orleans Pelicans’ top scorers if he gets a few starts in Week 2. His rebounding numbers are on the rise and he is one of the most underrated three-point shooters in the league.

Nick Richards, C, CHA (38% of members)

Many thought Mark Williams could have been Mason Plumley’s understudy as a rookie, but Nick Richards took over as the second-best center for the Charlotte Hornets earlier this season. The former Kentucky Wildcat is averaging 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting nearly 70 percent from the field in just 22.7 minutes per game. He and Plumlee essentially split the time, but Richards was clearly the more productive player between the two.

Dennis Smith Jr., G, CHA (32% of members)

Smith looked like a minor when the Hornets first signed him, but injuries to LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Cody Martin could help keep him relevant in Week 2. Knicks, and it is not yet known when Ball (ankle) will make his debut for the 2022-23 season. Smith averages 13.3 points and 4.7 assists and leads the league with 2.7 steals per game. He set season highs in points (18) and assists (6) in his first start of the season against the Atlanta Hawks at the weekend. However, it may not be worth keeping in the third week.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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