NBA Waiver Claims – I’ve seen the wire, and it’s kinda Crabbe.

Posted: January 16, 2017 in Waiver Wire
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Greetings folks! Welcome back to another rousing rendition of NBA Waiver Claims, where I seek out players owned in roughly half of leagues and beg you to add them to your roster. Obviously, as the season wears on, the waiver wire has a tendency to get disturbingly thin, but I’m here to help you pick up, and then get down with the thickness. Let’s get to it.

PG – Allen Crabbe (35% owned*)
The 55th ranked player (Yahoo!) in the last two weeks, Allen’s play has not been Crabbe (and now this joke is expired). Although he’s been getting more burn due to Mo Harkless’s injury, Crabbe was performing well enough before Mo Money ran into Mo Problems to merit a spot on your roster, as he’s been a top-100 player for the last 30 days and can help you in triples, efficiency, and steals.

SG – Tim Hardaway Jr. (37% owned)
His play certainly isn’t as inspiring as I’d like, but again, the wire isn’t plentiful at the moment, and some people gotta learn the Hardaway to take what you can get. He’s an every-other-game guy, but when he’s on, he can help you in several categories. I’d pick him up for the short term run to see if he can get a bit more consistent, now that Korver is gone and Timmy’s minutes are up.

SF – Bojan Bogdanovic (51% owned)
Proving over the last few weeks that, when it comes to three-point-shooting, you Don’t Mess with the Bojan, Boggy’s been a recent man-crush of mine that’s well worth owning if he’s available and you need the help from downtown. He’s averaging 2.5 triples a game over the last two weeks and just keeps chucking them up.

PF – Anthony Tolliver (4% owned)
Another non-flashy name, Tolliver has been starting recently and has been paying solid dividends for fantasy owners during that stretch. Who knows if it continues, but he’s averaging double-digit points, 1.6 triples, 4 boards, and 1 steal per game over the last two weeks. If you’ve got an injury or a severe under-performer, he’s worth a speculative add.

C – Cody Zeller (50% owned)
When healthy, Cody’s been an across-the-board helper. He’s getting starter’s minutes lately and when he’s in there, he’s giving you double-digit points and boards, along with a dime, a swipe, and a swat. I’d make the add if I was desperate for help at C.

*Ownership percentages according to Yahoo! as of 01/16/17.

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