Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Who should you add for a title matchup boost?
By Gabe Allen, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsWith only two and a half weeks remaining in the NBA regular season, fantasy leagues are in their final stages. At no other point in the campaign is there such little competition for player pickups on the waiver wire. WIDELY ROSTEREDJalen Duren, Detroit Pistons (40% rostered)Duren missed Tuesday’s matchup versus Atlanta after suffering a head injury during Sunday’s game against Miami. Jaden Hardy, Dallas Mavericks (10% rostered)Hardy has poured in at least 20 points in five of the last six games. Hardy loses his appeal if both Mavericks’ stars are at full strength for next week’s three-game slate.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Pickups: Get a new look for the new year with these waiver wire adds
And, like other holiday weekends, there’s a decent chance you can catch the fantasy competition snoozing when it comes to utilizing the waiver wire. Marcus Morris, LA Clippers (48 percent rostered)Morris doesn't offer much help on the defensive end or dish many dimes. Entrenched as a full-time starter while missing just one game thus far this season, Morris is boring but reliable. With Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) expected to remain sidelined for a bit longer, Reid's relevance seems secure in the short term. Over the last six outings, Sochan has averaged 13.7 points, 7.3 boards, 3.3 dimes and 1.0 blocks across 28.0 minutes.wftv.com
Grizzlies rout Timberwolves 124-96 to tie series at 1 apiece
Ja Morant scored 23 points and handed out 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies looked much more like the team that posted the NBA’s second-best record, routing the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-96 to even up their first-round Western Conference series at 1 apiece.