I’ve scoured the fantasy baskeball waiver wires to find gems so you don’t have to.
Michael Finley, San Antonio - Every year there seems to be a stretch where Finley becomes fantasy relevant again. Finley is currently in one of those stretches. In his last four games he averaged 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 2.3 three-pointers. He shot 55.3% from the floor, 64.3% from three, and 80% from the line while committing just one turnover. He’s owned in just 16% of Yahoo and 5.6% of ESPN leagues and his Sporting News salary cap number is $0.95M. He qualifies at both SG & SF.
Marco Belinelli, Golden State - Marco has stepped up his game averaging 15.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers in his last five games. He shot 39.1% from the floor, 40% from three, and didn’t miss a free throw. Besides his poor FG%, he hurts you with 2.4 turnovers per game, but if you’re looking for points, threes, and assists, he’s not a bad play. He’s owned in 28% of Yahoo and 8.1% of ESPN leagues and has a SN alary cap number of $0.86M. He qualifies at PG & SG.
Andray Blatche - I’ve profiled him before, but he’s still owned in just 29% of Yahoo and 7.7% of ESPN leagues. In his last four games he’s averaged 14.5 points, 8.3 assists, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks. He shot 52.1% from the field and a perfect nine of nine from the line. He turned it over just 0.8 times per game. His SN salary cap number is $1.65M. He qualifies at PF & C.
Rasaul Butler, New Orleans - Butler qualifies at both SG & SF. He’s owned in just 5% of Yahoo and 0.6% of ESPN leagues. His salary cap number is $0.50M. So why should you be interested in him? In his last five games he’s averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 2.4 three-pointers. He shot 50.9% from the floor and 46.2% from downtown. He turned it over just 0.4 times per night.
Marc Gasol - He’s fairly heavily owned (58% in Yahoo and 78.4% of ESPN leagues), but in case he’s available, you should consider picking him up. In his last four games he averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.0 blocks. He shot 53.2% from the floor and 53.8% from the line. With Darko Milicic sidelined for a month or more, he should continue this kind of production. His SN salary cap number is $3.38M.