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The Wire Troll: Lance Stephenson Getting Gritty in Grizzlyland

March 12, 2016 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
Lance Stephenson is proving valuable for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Lance Stephenson is taking advantage of injuries in Memphis. (Basket4us.com)

Welcome back to another week of Fantasy basketball action.

This week, referee and legendary shot-caller Joey Crawford has hung up the whistle (fancy way of saying he has retired); Kobe Bryant and LeBron James had their final showdown (an entertaining show it was); and Super Mario Chalmers got brutally waived by the Memphis Grizzlies after getting a season-ending torn Achilles’.

There isn’t a mushroom that could save Chalmers right now, as it will sadly be the last time he is mentioned in our Wire Troll for a while.

Now for this week’s waiver recommendations…

GUARDS

Lance Stephenson, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN: 27.8 per cent; CBS: 46 per cent): Stephenson had a 33-point outburst to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in Friday’s overtime win against the Pelicans. It was by far his best performance with Memphis, and will have more than enough opportunities for these types of showings with teammates Mike Conley and Mario Chalmers both sidelined with Achilles’ injuries.

The fact that the Grizzlies were forced to waive Chalmers opens up the floor even more for Stephenson, as he will look to reestablish himself as the gritty swingman he once was when he was with Indiana. At the very least, Stephenson has the dance moves down pat (see video below).

Markel Brown, SG, Brooklyn Nets (ESPN: 4.9 per cent; CBS: 18 per cent): 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.

FORWARDS

JaMychal Green, PF, Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN: 34.9 per cent; CBS: 43 per cent): Green went into “grizzly mode” in a win Monday against Cleveland, notching 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks. He continued to make the most out of the injured Memphis’ frontcourt with two more double-double performances to follow. Green will continue to suck up Zach Randolph’s (knee) minutes while Z-Bo is sidelined, and could even be set for a main role going forward in Memphis after these showcases. You would be silly not to grab this Green as you read this.

Mike Dunleavy, SF/SG, Chicago Bulls (ESPN: 11.7 per cent; CBS: 12 per cent): If your team is lacking veteran experience, Dunleavy could be that guy to help you follow through with the playoffs approaching. He’s still capable of occasional scoring outbursts, and guarantees perimeter shooting contribution. Dunleavy should also be guaranteed a starting role on the wing, giving him plenty of time to display why he’s such a wily vet.

CENTRES

Miles Plumlee, C/PF, Milwaukee Bucks (ESPN: 2.2; CBS: 6 per cent): Not a lot of centres are capable of flirting with 20-point games. Plumlee did that in a Wednesday win against Miami with 18 points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal. Though his role will be uncertain upon the return of teammate John Henson (back), Plumlee’s versatility of playing not only the five, but also the four could make him a worthwhile waiver grab if you need help.

Meyers Leonard, C/PF, Portland Trailblazers (ESPN: 7.2 per cent; CBS: 28 per cent): Leonard last appeared in our Wire Troll just over a month ago, and has given us double-double reasons to return. He notched 10 points alongside 10 rebounds and three assists off the bench Friday in a loss to the Warriors. Leonard continues to produce decently while playing only a modest amount of minutes in a deep frontcourt rotation. Give him a look for help on the glass and some scoring efforts.

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: 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: Mario Chalmers Growling in Grizzlyland

November 21, 2015 | by Adrian Wallace | Comments Comments Off
The Grizzlies acquired Super Mario Tuesday in a trade with the Heat. Since his debut in Memphis, that’s exactly what he’s been – superb. In just 21 minutes per game over the last three contests, Chalmers has scored double digits, including a 29-point performance Tuesday against the Thunder. We repeat — against the Thunder. He clearly didn’t fear Oklahoma’s defensive roar as he attacked the paint and received 15 free throw attempts (canning 13). Chalmers will hit treys, get to the line and a hit a ton of free throws for your team.
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The Wire Troll: Jared Sullinger Soaring to New Heights

November 16, 2013 | by Bob Raymond | Comments Comments Off
The highly regarded prospect from Ohio State is showing marked improvement in his second NBA season as he becomes a force in the paint. Sullinger is shooting an impressive .526 from the floor and .864 from the charity stripe. In his last three games, he has registered 17.3 points per game including 26 on Friday against Portland – a great sign after he had missed the previous game with a knee injury. Sprinkle in seven rebounds per contest over this stretch and you have a productive Fantasy power forward.
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The Wire Troll: Markieff Morris is a Rising Sun

November 9, 2013 | by Bob Raymond | Comments Comments Off
Chalmers has made it known that he intends to lead the league in steals and his 2.5 per game average is certainly impressive. In addition, Super Mario is averaging 5.2 assists. The fact that he’s 12-for-22 (55 per cent) from three-point land should motivate owners even further. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a tough dude, as you can see from the video below.
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