Fantasy Hoops Waiver Wire Bin Vol. 2
There are always guys that are hot right out of the gate. The question is whether they are going to keep it up or are they going to come back to Earth? Here are some guys to grab while they are hot.
Daniel Gibson, Cleveland - You remember him from the playoffs last year. LeBron’s sidekick. Well, he’s still kicking this year. He’s scoring just under 12 ppg with 2.9 apg and 2.5 rbg. He’s shooting 53% from the floor, 80% from the stipe, knocking down 2.5 three per game, and stealing 1.3 per contest. Not blow-you-away numbers, but you can play him the weeks Cleveland has four games. Plus, he qualifies as PG & SG
John Salmons, Sacramento - John is averaging 20.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 4.0 apg. His 49% from the field is solid, but his 92.5% from the line is amazing. Throw in 1.7 steals per game for good measure. His numbers will dip a little when Artest is back, but he should be roster worthy as long as Bibby is out. Also qualifies as forward in some leagues.
Antoine Wright, New Jersey Nets - Wright is averaging 11.9 ppg with 3.3 boards per game. He’s shooting 46.5% from the field, 88.9% from the line, has 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. With Vince Carter sidelined with a sprained ankle, Wright’s numbers could see a small uptick. He also qualifies as a guard in most leagues.
Francisco Garcia, Sacramento – He’s also benefitting from the Artest suspension and Bibby injury. Garcia is averaging 15.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, and 2.6 apg. He has a solid 48.2 FG% and a 82.1 FT%. He’s reached double digits every game but one this year. He also qualifies as a guards in most leagues.
Nick Collison, Seattle – This former Kansas Jayhawk is averaging 7.9 ppg to go along with his 8.4 rpg. He’s only shooting 45.3% from the field, but hasn’t missed a free throw. He’s also contributing 1.4 steals and a block a game. He also qualifies as a forward in most leagues.