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The Wire Troll: D.J. Augustin Rocking in Denver

March 26, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments (0)
D.J. Augustin is supplying nice offense off the bench for the Denver Nuggets.
D.J. Augustin (left) has become one of the better backup guards in the NBA. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA Today Sports)

Welcome back to another week of Fantasy basketball action.

This week, LeBron James created a media storm after unfollowing his own team on social media (disrespect or some kind of inspiration strategy?); Nate Robinson is looking to pursue a career in the NFL; and Anthony Davis has been shut down for the rest of the season after undergoing successful knee surgery.

It’s playoff time in most league formats, so here are some waiver wire recommendations to help take you over the top…

GUARDS

D.J. Augustin, PG, Denver Nuggets (ESPN: 29.4 per cent; CBS: 35 per cent): Though the eight-year vet has bounced around a ton since leaving Charlotte, no matter where Augustin goes he brings a ton of value with him. Landing in Denver at the trade deadline, he’s proved himself to be one of the most reliable reserve guards in the league from a Fantasy perspective. Augustin will dish out a bunch of assists and knock down a couple of treys per game (sometimes, even from halfcourt — see video below), so could wind up being the most reliable reserve guard on your team.

Toney Douglas, PG, New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN: 32.4 per cent; CBS: 26 per cent): Douglas has racked up a ton of minutes and impressive stat lines over his last six contests. His most efficient one came in a Sunday victory against the Clippers as he produced 15 points, nine assists, seven boards and a steal in 37 minutes. Whether Douglas’s production is affected by the return of teammate Norris Cole or not, he’s shown what he can do in the likes of absences and may receive a bigger role in New Orleans.

FORWARDS

Jerami Grant, SF, Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN: 20.4 per cent; CBS: 50 per cent): Grant has been on a progressive climb since a two-game absence. He has now scored over 10 points in four of his last five games and is averaging 30.6 minutes over that stretch. Grant is versatile around the scoreboard, and hopefully could provide you with all the extra production assistance your team needs.

Luke Babbitt, SF, New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN: 2.4 per cent; CBS: 4 per cent): Babbitt generated a season-high 23 points and four boards during a loss against the Heat Tuesday. It seems he’s capable of scoring given ample minutes, and may get just that with Davis out for the season and Ryan Anderson playing on thin measures.

CENTRES

Salah Mejri, Dallas Mavericks (ESPN: 17.6, CBS: 18 per cent): Mejri has racked up two double-doubles (points/rebounds) in his last three games. Though he has received two straight starts, his role a starter is still washy due to the lingering presence of Zaza Pachulia. Still, with these numbers alone, Mejri is worth owning for an immediate impact in points and rebounds.

Omer Asik, New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN: 17.8 per cent, CBS: 25 per cent): Apart from his rebounding ability, Asik doesn’t offer much Fantasy upside. He does, however, provide the occasional scoring boost, which could end up giving your team the sporadic double-double to enjoy.

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: Josh Richardson Hot Beyond the Arc

March 19, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Thompson has been a steady scorer with at least 10 points in each of his last three contests. He has the ability to pull down some decent rebound totals along the scoring efforts. Keep an eye on this kid in hopes that his production goes up as much as his minutes.
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The Wire Troll: Lance Stephenson Getting Gritty in Grizzlyland

March 12, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Brown’s last two contests haven’t been stellar, but he started off the week with a career-high 23-point performance. While things still look muddy in Brooklyn, he is racking up a ton of minutes and getting the occasional start, which may ultimately result in more production. Seek Brown out if you need a potential offensive contributor.
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The Wire Troll: Mario Hejonza Spurs Magic in Orlando

March 5, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Harris has now scored not only double-digits, but 15-plus over a five game stretch. He produced 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, two assists and a block in a loss against the Nets Friday.
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The Wire Troll: Shelvin Mack Playing Jazzy in Utah

February 27, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Bogdanovic poured in a season-high 24 points to go along with two boards in 38 minutes on Thursday as the Nets claimed a win over the Suns. The second-year pro is expected to contribute beyond just scoring categories, and will have a better opportunity to do so with Johnson being released. Bogdanovic’s new starting role could turn out to be quite rewarding, so make a claim on him pronto.
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