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The Wire Troll: Josh Richardson Hot Beyond the Arc

March 19, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Josh Richardson is shooting the lights out for the Miami Heat.
Josh Richardson is filling it up from downtown. (Alan Diaz/AP)

Welcome back to another week of Fantasy basketball action.

This week, the Milwaukee Bucks’ projected new arena design was claimed to look like a beer barrel (psh — who doesn’t like beer anyways?); The Celtics are seemingly the favourite to acquire Kevin Durant upon his free agency (luck of the Irish?); and Raptor big man Bismack Biyombo set a franchise record with a 25-rebound game.

At this point, most of you Fantasy players have entered your first week of league playoffs; so here’s some waiver recommendations that might keep your team well equipped…

GUARDS

Josh Richardson, SG, Miami Heat (ESPN: 10 per cent; CBS: 12 per cent): Richardson has been lighting it up from the perimeter over the last four games. Beyond his outside game, Richardson showed signs of stat-stuffing potential against Denver Monday with 17 points, four boards, three blocks, two assists and a pair of steals. The Heat seem to be a breeding ground for young Fantasy apprentices, and Richardson is next up. And check out
his hustle in the video below.

Tony Allen, SG, Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN: 22.7 per cent; CBS: 32 per cent): The 34-year-old vet isn’t showing any signs of age. In fact, Allen is having his most productive month of the season. With all the challenges in the Grizzlies’ roster, he has put up decent scoring numbers and is racking at least a pair of steals per game. Allen is worth owning in deep leagues just for his steals alone.

FORWARDS

Hollis Thompson, SF/SG, Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN: 9.4 per cent; CBS: 18 per cent): 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.

Joe Ingles, SF/PF, Utah Jazz (ESPN: 0.5 per cent; CBS: 1 per cent): If Ingles’ call to a starting role isn’t enough to raise eyebrows or Fantasy curiosity, perhaps his crazy six-steal performance in a victory over the Suns is. He “stole the show” — literally — and also put up 15 points, four boards and two assists. It’s unclear what Ingles might continue to do in place of teammate Gordon Hayward (foot), but if you have nothing to lose and all to gain, you might want to shake your “Ingle bells” on this guy.

CENTRES

Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics (ESPN: 7.5 per cent; CBS: 37 per cent): Olynyk returned from a 12-game absence on Wednesday against the Thunder. Though it’s been a slow progression for him so far, don’t count him out just yet. Olynyk will get plenty of time to redeem himself in the heavy Boston frontcourt rotation, as he’s capable of putting up good production in a modest amount of time.

John Henson, PF/C, Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN: 3.3 per cent; CBS: 18 per cent): Henson is clearly being eased back into the swings of things slowly but surely based on the low minute totals in his first two games back since late January. However, teammate Miles Plumlee might eventually lose out to Henson as Henson looks to redefine himself as a block specialist (he notched four Thursday). If you’re in strict need of rim protection, Henson might be worth the stretch.

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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2014-15 Small Forward Rankings

December 22, 2014 | by RotoRob | Comments (1)
Yet he’s still atop our list here. Why? Well, last season was KD’s finest as he continued to play big minutes, sunk more buckets than ever and enjoyed career bests in assists and points per game. Durantula may have some rust when he returns, but he’ll be dominating in no time.
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The Wire Troll: Jarrett Jack Turning Things Around

December 20, 2014 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
Minnesota has opted to start LaVine recently and the rookie is beginning to post Fantasy-worthy numbers. LaVine has been flirting with double-doubles, and his outside shot is starting to fall, with two treys on three attempts over the past two games combined. How about those three steals on Friday? Okay, so LaVine only dropped three dimes, but he was coming off a team-best eight-assist effort on Tuesday, so if you need a boost in helpers, this kid may be a fine short-term pickup while Rubio heals.
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2009-10 RotoRob NBA Draft Kit: The Draft Results

October 26, 2009 | by RotoRob | Comments (1)
Given Granger’s recent injury history, I opted for the durable Bryant, despite my distaste for having to root for him. Sure, his name may be bigger than his slowly declining numbers these days, but Kobe still provides plenty of points, he’s a great FT shooter and will be a very good source of steals. There’s no real downside to owning Bryant, so I had to bite the bullet.
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The Hidden Truth: FG Percentage, Part One

February 16, 2009 | by Alex Hardin | Comments (9)
Need a guard that can help you in FG percentage? Give Ronnie Brewer a look. Welcome to the first edition of The Hidden Truth, a new NBA fantasy column in which I will be focusing on exposing the stats and players that win fantasy leagues. For instance, everyone knows Allen Iverson can hoop, but what are [...]
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