Top Waiver-Wire Pickups For The Homestretch

Points

Montrezl Harrell, PF, Los Angeles Clippers

Since Blake Griffin’s departure, the Clippers has been able to give Harrell a steady amount of minutes and it’s been paying dividends. He has been averaging 16.8 points and 3.8 rebounds on a 76% clip from the floor.

Taurean Prince, SF, Atlanta Hawks

Prince has scored in double-digits in seven straight games and nine of the last 10. In the past seven days, Prince is averaging 19 points while also contributing across the board (4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 steals, and 0.5 blocks). He is still available in close to 50% of Yahoo! leagues and almost 75% of ESPN leagues.

Rebounds

Ed Davis, PF/C, Portland Trail Blazers

Rebounds is one of the hardest categories to come back from in fantasy basketball. However, if your roster is well-rounded enough to acquire a rebounding specialist like Ed Davis without sacrificing much elsewhere, then, by all means, pull the trigger. Davis is currently pulling down 11 rebounds per game in the past seven days and that includes a stretch of double-digit caroms in three of the past four.  He is not in 90% of ESPN and Yahoo! rosters.

Nemanja Bjelica, SF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

Bjelica has not been capitalizing with the heavy minutes as of late but that could change moving forward. Jimmy Butler is out and Shabazz Muhammad has been bought out so NB has logged an average of 38 minutes in the past seven days. During that span, he has averaged 8 rebounds an outing along with some contributions on 3PM and defensive stats. He is available in 83% of Yahoo! leagues and 93% on ESPN.

Assists

D.J. Augustin, PG, Orlando Magic

Augustin’s very strong play as of late should already make him a must-add in all formats but for some reason, he is still available in 84% of ESPN leagues and 76% in Yahoo!. The diminutive guard has been collecting assists particularly well, averaging 7.3 dimes in the past seven days. If you are struggling in this category, it is imperative to swoop in to add Augustin immediately.

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, New York Knicks

Mudiay has been semi-effective since coming to New York and is averaging 5.7 assists in the past week. If you can absorb the horrible percentages and lack of shooting just to accommodate the dimes, you have that option.

Steals and Blocks

David Nwaba, SG/SF, Chicago Bulls

It seems like Fred Hoiberg couldn’t get enough of what Nwaba brings to the table that’s why he had the high-energy wing slotted at the starting lineup. Nwaba has locked at least 30 minutes in the past six games and is averaging 1.8 steals 0.5 blocks during that span. If you need those numbers badly, chances are, he is still available in your league right now.

Jakob Poeltl, C, Toronto Raptors

Poeltl is part of the Raptors’ feared bench mob and he has shown as of late why he could be a valuable asset to any fantasy team. The Austrian is swatting shots at a massive rate after the break, with 17 blocks in the past six outings (2.8 blocks during that span).

Three-Pointers Made

Reggie Bullock, SG, Detroit Pistons

A mini-record by itself, Bullock has hit at least one three-pointer in 18 games that he is in. During that span, he has hit at least three treys 11 times and at least twice four times.

Allen Crabbe, SG, Brooklyn Nets

Speaking making shots from deep, Crabbe has been making it an unbelievable rate due to opportunities. He is averaging over 7 attempts from distance during the season and is making 2.6 of them. He is draining over 3 shots from distance in February and is hitting 4 in 10 attempts so far this Month.

Featured Image: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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