Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Who should you add after the NBA trade deadline?

The dust has finally settled after one of the NBA’s wildest trade deadlines in recent memory, and this week’s fantasy drop column is focusing on players who are trending due to all of last week’s roster reshuffling. Most standard leagues have fantasy playoffs in just a couple of weeks, so like every Monday, I’ll be taking a look at a few players who make up less than 50% of players in Sportzshala’s fantasy basketball leagues.

Let’s move on to the schedule and exceptions for this week:

Remember, since it’s All-Star Week, Week 18 is two weeks from February 13th to 26th. There will be no games from Friday, February 17 to Wednesday, February 22.

Fantasy Schedule Part 1 Week 18:

Three games: 2 teams (Bulls and Wizards)

Two games: 24 teams (76ers, Bucks, Cavaliers, Celtics, Clippers, Hawks, Heat, Hornets, Jazz, Knicks, Lakers, Magic, Mavericks, Nets, Nuggets, Pacers, Pelicans, Rockets, Suns, Spurs, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers, Thunder and Warriors

One game: 4 teams (Grizzlies, Kings, Pistons and Raptors)

Okay, now that you know which commands to choose for streaming, let’s get to the pickups.

Priority additions in minor leagues (10 teams or less):

Zach Collins, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs (50% in composition)

Spurs switched to C Jacob Poeltl to the Toronto Raptors at the deadline, which resulted in Collins being promoted to the starting lineup before the end of the season. His first two starts without Poeltle were prolific, with a career-high 29 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and one triple in 35 minutes of play in an overtime loss to the Pistons on Friday. He followed it up Saturday night with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 promotions and 5 assists in 23 minutes, but it was a breakthrough that didn’t give him or the Spurs’ starting players much playing time. He is likely to have some inconsistent moments, but he has the potential to be a good source of rebounds, points, and FG percentage with an increased offensive role.

His numbers at 36 players this season are encouraging, with a usage rate of 20% despite playing limited minutes most of the season.

In addition, Collins has few minutes of competition. Gorgi Dieng played eight minutes in Saturday’s game, and Charles Bassey injured and still in the G-league. Collins is capable of making nightly double-doubles as Collins’ starting center and should play in more than half the leagues.

Daniel Gafford, center, Washington Wizards (50% in composition)

Gafford continues to play for the Wizards and blocks shots with high speed — hitting three or more balls in three games in a row and hitting double figures with at least five rebounds in five games in a row. It is ranked 58th in value per game over the last 14 days and 63rd in the last month. Make sure he doesn’t swim with rejections because he’s seeing 27 minutes per night in February, a trend that’s likely to stay the same as the Wizards are still on the hunt for the play-in tournament.

Kenyon Martin Jr., SF/PF, Houston Rockets (46% in composition)

Finally, the fantasy gods got it right by sending the former Rockets SF Eric Gordon with the Clippers last Thursday, paving the way for Martin to start the rest of the season. Martin was among the top 60 players in the last 14 days after a staggering 66% shooting from the field, averaging 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 trebles, 0.5 steals and 1.0 block shot in 34 minutes per match.

impressive Martin is second in 2 points FG% this season and is the only weak forward or center to make the top 10. He has been an exceptional player in the H2H leagues lately, but he also deserves to score points in the leagues. The beauty of Martin’s position is that even when Kevin Porter Jr. (ft) is ready to get back on the court, Martin’s role is safe because Martin plays most of his minutes (84%) at small forward. He may have several days off at the free throw line. However, it has the unique ability to be an effective screen installer, rim runner and cutter (all 85th percentile and above in shot quality); despite its limited size, it is important for fantasy purposes.

If he is available, buy him immediately because he will still be a valuable source of points, rebounds and reserves, and will also throw high percentages as a short forward.

Chris Boucher, PF/C, Toronto Raptors (41% in composition)

The Raptors frontcourt is now crowded. Jacob Poeltl arrived, but Boucher should be able to stay in the rotation as one of their most versatile players off the bench. And Anunobi pulled out of the game with a wrist injury, and now, Gary Trent Jr. from day to day with calf tension, which gives Bush the ability to keep track of minutes at several positions. According to the Basketball Reference, Boucher spent the most minutes in SF (60%), followed by SG (21%) and PF (16%). He has been ranked 68th for the past month, but things have improved recently, with him ranking 56th in the last two weeks and finishing 44th in week 17. He’s one of the best defenders available on a waiver, so if you’re after promotions, Boucher would be a worthy addition.

Priority additions to Deep Leagues (12+):

Josh Green, SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks (38% in composition)

Green was ranked 39th per game last week and has been in the top 70 for the past two weeks thanks to Luka Doncic absence and some staff turnover. However, his minutes seem safe in the rotation right now as he played 40 minutes in Saturday’s overtime loss to the Kings despite Kyrie Irving and Luke returns.

I love the manager’s words and here is Jason Kidd excited about his progress this season as a ball carrier, his teammates trust him to lead the offense and are not afraid of the moment:

He started the previous five games, playing almost 38 minutes each and averaging 19.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.2 trebles and 0.8 steals with 58/42/78 shooting this season. period. He has also already shown some chemistry with Kyrie Irving, having received four assists since joining the Mavs, who are tied for second on the team behind. Dwight Powell (5). While he’s starting and producing like he’s been doing for the last couple of weeks, he should be picked up in more fantasy leagues.

Jeremy Sochan, defenseman, San Antonio Spurs (40% in composition)

I still see Sochan relinquishing rights in some of Sportzshala’s 12-team public leagues and that needs to change. He returned from a five-game absence on Saturday and finished with 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, one steal and a block in 21 minutes. It had a minute limit, but it clearly didn’t affect its performance.

The Baylor rookie skated before the injury, averaging 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 triples and 51/52/84 shooting over seven games in January. Sochan is perhaps the second or third option in Spurs’ offense. Josh Richardson gone, he’s in line to play some more.

The Spurs are steadily increasing the workload on Sochan after being known primarily for his defense earlier in the season, and it’s turning into a fantasy. The Spurs have lost 12 games in a row, but on the other hand, Sochan is not going anywhere and will continue to play a prominent role in the Spurs tanks.

Adds Intermediate:

Malachi Branham, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs (17% in composition)

Yes, another spur. Branham started the previous five games for the Spurs and will continue to do so with Devin Wassel (ft) leaves and Josh Richardson is traded to the Pelicans. He’ll have a good game on Monday with Tre Jones (ft) off the lineup, but expectations are tempered as he’s been a little off-balance on the field in a few games – scoring 10 points or less in two of his last three games. when shooting below 30%.

Lately, however, the young defender has shown a knack for scoring.

His lineup is only 17% and he is worth watching on Monday as he will likely play many minutes and have a good game against the Hornets on Wednesday. If he struggles, feel free to waive him for a more preferable waiver, but I think he will be held for now given the Spurs record and the possibility of stable minutes going forward.

Talen Horton-Tucker, SG/SF, Utah Jazz (21% in composition)

Colleen Sexton was one of the biggest winners in the deadline after Mike Conley, Malik Beasley And Nikeil Alexander-Walker have been sold, but THT is another notably thriving player. Since Conley, Beasley and the NAW left the field three games ago, he has averaged 15.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 blocks on 49% field goals.

Russell Westbrook likely to be bought out by Jazzleaving the Jazz with a few combo guards to do their point guard duties. Jordan Clarkson and Sexton are more effective off the ball, leaving THT in an advantageous position to pick up minutes and pick up passes. He has played at least 24 minutes in his last three games and is the leading second-line scorer, making at least 11 shots per game during that period.

He finished 112th in Week 17, but he’s a stream worthy for any fantasy manager who needs points, assists and the occasional block from the defensive end.

Brief but worth a look:

Josh Okogi, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns (12% in composition)

The Suns had to unload a significant part of the depth to get Kevin Duran last week and that left a void in the small forward position that Okogi filled fairly well. He has at least 17 points, three triples and three steals in consecutive games, while shooting over 50%. Reinforcements not yet readyTerrence Ross plans to sign with the Suns as soon as his buyout with the Magic is completed), so Okogi still has life. He’s a more advanced option for league streaming, but the Suns are playing at an easier level in the first part of Week 18 with games on Tuesday and Thursday, so there shouldn’t be a problem placing him.

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