Fantasy Hoops Waiver Wire Bin Vol. 15

Feb 12, 2008

I’ve scoured the fantasy baskeball waiver wires to find gems so you don’t have to.

Chris Duhon
- Sure, a 34 point effort against Golden State helped pad his scoring numbers (18.0 ppg), but what’ I’m interested in is the 8.7 assists he’s averaged in his past three games.  Add in 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 steals, and 2.3 three-pointers and you’re in business.  He’s shot well enough (47.4% FG and 91.7% FT) to stay in the rotation even when Hinrich returns.

Fred Jones - Bad teams often produce sleeper fantasy players.  The Knicks are bad, and Fred has quietly been solid of late.  In his past four games, for example, he’s averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 three-pointers per game.  He’s shooting 44.7% from the field and 80% from the charity stripe.  As a bonus, he qualifies at both SG and SF.

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Dorell Wright - In his past four games, Dorell has averaged 15.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and one steal per game while shooting 61.1% from the floor without missing any free throws.  He also qualifies at both SG & SF. 

Thabo Sefolosha - Here’s another Bull that’s been playing well of late.  In his past three games he’s averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.7 blocks, and 1.3 three-pointers while shooting 44.4% from the floor and 90% from the line.  Talk about stuffing a stat line.  He also qualifies at both SG & SF. 

Mark Blount - Blount has stepped up his game.  He still doesn’t hit the boards as hard as he should for a guy his size, but his scoring touch can never be questioned.  In his past nine games, he’s averaged 16.6 points and 4.4 rebounds (see).  He gets you zero assists (three in his last nine games) and blocks (four in his last nine games).  Besides the scoring, he’ll help your shooting percentages (54.6% from the field and 75% from the line) and won’t hurt your turnovers (1.6 per game).  He qualifies at both PF & C.

Well, that’s it from the Waiver Wire Bin.  Free free to leave your comments.

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chuck
    February 12th, 2008 at 11:20 am #

    Mark Blount is lazy on defense.

  2. Ryan Lester
    February 12th, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    Chuck – No doubt. I’m glad Minnesota kicked him to the curb.

  3. jimmy
    February 12th, 2008 at 10:14 pm #


    Chris Duhon? Really. Chris Duhon? Tonight he proved his value. 5 points, 5 assists.

  4. Ryan Lester
    February 12th, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    jimmy – Maybe you’re right. With Hinrich back, his value takes a hit. However, you shouldn’t judge it by one game. Jason Richardson had ten points,1 rebound, and 1 assist on Monday. Should I drop him?

  5. Ryan Lester
    February 12th, 2008 at 11:44 pm #

    jimmy – oh yeah
    Thabo Sefolosha – 12 points, 6 boards, 4 assists
    Dorell Wright – 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assist, 2 steals
    Mark Blount – 18 points, 13 rebounds, 56% shooting

    Three out of four ain’t bad.

  6. jimmy
    February 13th, 2008 at 4:36 am #

    Dorell Wright has just been out of control. I agree with you. And Mark Blount has risen to the occasion. I was impressed with the Heat last night altogether. They played like a real team and took the Nuggets to OT.

    Unfortunately, the teams in my league are smarter than I am because they snatched up Wright and Blount before I could act on them. One guy actually has owned Blount from day one of the season.

  7. Ryan Lester
    February 13th, 2008 at 5:57 am #

    jimmy – i’ve had my eye on dorell wright for a while, but didn’t act on him in time either. blount is what he is. he’s a big man who can score, shoot a high percentage, and not turn it over. although he’s rebounding now, i would guess that was a fluke. we’ll see.

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