Fantasy Basketball Wavier Wire: Top pickups in aftermath of wild NBA trade deadline

TO Gabe Allen, RotoWire

Special for Sportzshala Sports

The NBA trade deadline is almost always a very exciting time for those who follow the league and play fantasy basketball. Still, it was arguably the wildest trade deadline in NBA history — or at least in recent memory. As promised in last week’s column, this week’s disclaimer article aims to tackle the trading chaos. Without further ado, here are a few players to consider adding after a busy week of trading and trading. As usual, the list of recently recommended players is at the very end.

Tim Hardaway Jr., SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks (48% of participants)

After acquiring Kyrie Irving, the Mavericks will rely heavily on Hardaway, who averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 triples and 3.3 assists in 35.0 minutes in his last three games. Dorian Finney-Smith was Dallas’ most versatile defenseman capable of playing multiple positions, and while Josh Green (29% of participants) and Reggie Bullock (10% of participants) are more defensively useful than Hardaway and should be seen increasing the value of fantasy. furthermore, neither of them has the perimeter scoring potential that Hardaway offers. Those in the deeper leagues where Hardaway is long gone from the denial wire, or those in need of some defensive potential, might consider adding Green or Bullock in his place.

Mark Williams, C, Charlotte Hornets (43% of participants)

Before the new year, Williams had already overtaken Nick Richards as backup center behind Mason Plumley, who was traded to the Clippers before the trade deadline. Over 36 minutes, he averages 18.2 points (64.8% from the field, 73.5% from the field), 13.4 boards, 2.6 blocks and 1.9 steals in 25 games. It’s no wonder the newcomer is growing so fast in its roster (+30% on the last day). ). If Williams is still available in your league, add him immediately. If he’s already been picked up, keep an eye on him in case he struggles in upcoming matches against title contenders the Celtics and Nuggets, leading to someone hastily dumping him.

Whether he gets the starting role or not – and it looks like he will – Williams is arguably the biggest winner of the trade deadline in terms of fantasy.

Zach Collins, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs (38% of participants)

With Jakob Poeltl back to Toronto, Collins should make the most of his minutes at center this season. Although Collins is a bit prone to turnover (1.9 ppg), Collins has the best campaign ever with career-highs in scoring (9.5 ppg), assists (2.5 apg) and hitting percentage. from the game (53.8% from the game). Overall, his 36-minute averages of 16.8 points, 10.1 boards, 4.3 dimes, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 treys over 44 games this season account for his massive increase in player percentage in lineup (+18% on the last day). As with Williams, Collins is a complement in all formats. Catch him now before it’s too late.

Hamidou Diallo, SG/SF, Detroit Pistons (5% of participants)

Diallo doesn’t show high results in his stats, but he maintains an incredibly high percentage of goals scored this season (57.6% from the field). There’s no guarantee that Diallo will be the Piston who sees the biggest increase in playing time since trading Saddiq Bey’s starting flank, but if so, his 36-minute averages are 18.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2 .1 transfers and 2.0 steals suggest that it can make a valuable contribution to most formats. Those in the deeper leagues could do much worse than challenge a player like Diallo who excelled in a smaller role and could have earned many more minutes.

Talen Horton-Tucker, SG/SF, Utah Jazz (3% members)

Horton-Tucker was out of the rotation for four consecutive games before a multi-team trade that saw Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt move to the Lakers and Mike Conley to the Timberwolves. However, during a game against Minnesota on Wednesday, Horton-Tucker scored 15 points, six dimes, one board and one block in 24 minutes. It was always more convenient for him to keep the ball in his hands than to act away from the game. While Collin Sexton is considered the main perimeter playmaker, Horton-Tucker can now get a decent amount of reps with the ball. What’s more, in terms of production per minute, Horton-Tucker has his best season yet, averaging 16.4 points, 5.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 42 games over his career.

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