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The Wire Troll: Andrew Harrison Running the Show in Memphis

December 3, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments (0)
Andrew Harrison has been recalled by the Memphis Grizzlies
Rookie Andrew Harrison (right) has been thrown right into the fire. (Keywordsuggest.org)

Welcome back to another week of Fantasy basketball action.

This week, “Cleveland Indians fan” LeBron James honoured a World Series bet loss with Dwyane Wade and entered the United Center in full Cubs wear (what a bandwagonner!); Chandler Parsons says all he wants for Christmas is ‘healthy knees;’ and Draymond Green is still practicing his kung-fu live in games with James Harden as his latest victim.

Now let’s kick your squad into gear for next week with our new waiver recommendations…

GUARDS

Andrew Harrison, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN: 19.2 per cent; CBS: unowned): With Mike Conley (back) out for at least six weeks, enter Harrison, recently recalled from the D-League. Harrison has asserted himself well in two starts, notching double-digits points in both and dishing a total of 12 dimes. He’ll be clearing at least 30 minutes over the next little while, so perhaps you should clear him from the waiver list and pick him up if you need help in the point guard department as he’s shown an ability to knock down some tough shots (see video below).

Jeremy Lamb, SG, Charlotte Hornets (ESPN: 12.9 per cent; CBS: 39 per cent): Lamb is bouncing back from a hamstring injury, but isn’t letting up when given the minutes. He’s an all-around the board producer, working for a steady role in the rotation, and is only 24 years old. Give Lamb a look if you’re seeking some sporadic contributions in your deep league.

FORWARDS

Sam Dekker, SF, Houston Rockets (ESPN: 1 per cent; CBS: 6 per cent): The Rockets’ first round pick from 2015 is starting to pay dividends for Houston, racking up three straight double-digit scoring efforts while canning four treys over this stretch. Dekker has picked up his rebounding lately while also being very active with steals. On Friday, with Trevor Ariza getting hurt, Dekker went off for a career-high 17 points. If Ariza will miss any time, Dekker becomes even more attractive, but either way we like what this kid is showing now. And if Houston chooses not to match Brooklyn’s offer sheet to Donatas Motiejunas, Dekker’s road to long-term PT looks even brighter.

Darrell Arthur, PF, Denver Nuggets (ESPN: unowned; CBS: unowned): It’s been a couple of years since we last looked in Arthur’s direction for any Fantasy love. And be clear: this is simply a deep league special. But the fact is he returned to action Friday and had eight points, four boards and a block in just nine minutes. With Nikola Jokic (wrist) out Saturday, Arthur looks like a very interesting DFS flier, but we’re also keeping an eye on his PT for the coming week as a legitimate sleeper option.

CENTRES

Kyle O’Quinn, C/PF, New York Knicks (ESPN: 0.6 per cent; CBS: 3 per cent): O’Quinn came out of nowhere — registering a double-double (20 points, 13 rebounds) to go along with a pair of assists and blocks in his fourth start at centre against the T-Wolves Friday. As Joakim Noah (ankle) temporarily sits, this performance may have made a strong case for a bigger workload. Give O’Quinn a look for instant production on the glass, and hopefully less Noah and more O’Quinn double-doubles.

Salah Mejri, Dallas Mavericks (ESPN: 0.2 per cent; CBS: unowned): Mejri is getting more burn (27 minutes on Thursday) with Dirk Nowitzki out indefinitely. Mejri has shown serious feistiness in his play, which is exactly what the woeful Mavs could use right now. His offensive abilities look limited, but he did pull down 11 boards with a block and a steal last game, so if you need a centre in a very deep league, this is a good flier with potential upside. Mejri will start when Andrew Bogut has to rest in back-to-backs, and given Bogut’s injury history, there’s a real good chance that Mejri will be quite valuable by season’s end.

Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments below who your favourite Fantasy basketball waiver wire pick of the week is.

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The Wire Troll: Bismack Biyombo Waving the Finger in Orlando

November 26, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Mills is mostly coming off the bench, so his minutes tend to fluctuate, but he’s recently been seeing enough action to put up Fantasy-worthy numbers, including Friday’s 19-point explosion that featured two treys and a steal. This diminutive Australian nearly led his country to its first ever basketball medal in the Olympics in the summer, ranking second in the tourney with 21.3 PPG, so you know he’s capable of carrying an offense when needed.
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The Wire Troll: Mike Muscala Coming Into His Own For Hawks

November 19, 2016 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
What is this, alumni week? All these old farts refusing to make way for the future… it’s crazy! Barnes, who will be 37 before the season is up, is another throwback player, posting back-to-back 15-point efforts in the last two games, with a combined six treys. Hell, he even added seven boards and two blocks on Friday in a pretty damn complete effort. As we mentioned up top, with the Kings going small, Barnes is one of the players who stands to benefit, so give him a long look as so far his homecoming (he’s a Sacramento native and played one season for the Kings before electricity was invented) is going extremely well even if he’s not seeing the same kind of minutes he did last season.
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Joel Embiid and John Wall Lead Trending NBA

November 17, 2016 | by Scott Levy | Comments Comments Off
No one expected Embiid to be this good, this fast. The 76ers are wisely limiting his minutes and have so far avoided playing him in back-to-backs. Nevertheless, in fewer than 25 minutes per game, this dude is averaging 18 points and over seven boards with multiple blocks. Embiid is proving to be someone that other teams have to game plan for in order to contain. He already thought he was the face of the 76ers before he even saw court time. Now it seems evident to the rest of us as well.
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The Wire Troll: C.J. Goes the Extra “Miles” in Indiana

November 12, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
The old guy on the Lakers is reminding us he can score, going off for 22 on Sunday and then adding 20 in just 29 minutes on Tuesday. Young is seeing more minutes lately, and his shooting touch has been off the charts — even from downtown. The Lakers actually have a few guards that can put the ball in the hoop, but Young’s ability to do so consistently makes him an attractive target if your team needs a boost in this department.
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