Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups to consider ahead of Week 17
Here are six players to add heading into Week 17. Recently recommended players rostered in less than 50 percent of leagues are listed at the end, as usual. Although, as evidenced by the last contest, there are still nights when he fails to make much of an impact. He contributes next to nothing in terms of steals and blocks and struggles from the charity stripe. Across the last six games, Tillman is averaging 6.2 points (64.0% FG, 62.5% FT), 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks in 23.2 minutes.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Go add Jeremy Sochan in every league he's available
Priority Adds in Shallow leagues (10 teams or less):Immanuel Quickley - PG/SG, New York Knicks (44% rostered)If Quickley was dropped in haste after a couple of off nights, he's worth scooping up. He's put up at least 16 points and five rebounds in his last two outings and has a steal in three straight games. Jeremy Sochan - PF, San Antonio Spurs (39% rostered)Pick up Sochan wherever he is available. He's cooled off a bit over the past week, finishing 154th in per-game value, but he's worth grabbing if you need points, rebounds and steals from the guard position in Week 16. He's been 70th in per-game value over the past two weeks while being a reliable source of threes, points, rebounds and steals.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Pickups: De'Anthony Melton leads this weeks waiver wire options
By Gabe Allen and Alex Barutha, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsThe fantasy waiver wire looked barren this week, but we had some big news break Thursday. De’Anthony Melton, 76ers (30 percent rostered)The announcement of James Harden being out at least a month with a right foot tendon strain should vault Melton into the starting five. Melton has played well in his two starts, averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals in 32.0 minutes. With Harden off the court, Melton has averaged 1.0 fantasy points per minute, translating to 13.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.5 steals per 36 minutes. If he’s going to keep earning 30-plus minutes on a nightly basis, he’s worth adding in most leagues.wftv.com
Uvalde families need help; donations take months to deliver
Texas School Shooting Aid A signed banner hangs at a make-shift memorial for the victims of the shootings at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Sunday, July 10, 2022. That reality has not been conveyed effectively, however, to families in dire need of help now. At least $14 million has been raised in private and corporate donations for families affected by the shooting. In each of these cases, donations took multiple months to get to victims. The Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department has written checks directly to 15 families of the injured, according to department president Patrick Williams.wftv.com
Bucks remain mum on Middleton's status for Celtics series
Bulls Bucks Basketball Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton tries to get past Chicago Bulls' Patrick Williams during the first half of Game 2 of their first round NBA playoff basketball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer offered no new details Friday on Khris Middleton’s potential availability for the defending champions’ Eastern Conference semifinal matchup with the Boston Celtics. That means he would miss at least the first two games of the Celtics series, which starts Sunday in Boston. Hill missed the entire Bulls series with an abdominal strain. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
DeRozan scores 50, Bulls rally past Clippers 135-130 in OT
Clippers Bulls Basketball Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan looks to pass during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Chicago, Thursday, March 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — DeMar DeRozan did everything he could to carry the Chicago Bulls to a much-needed victory. DeRozan scored a season-high 50 points and Chicago rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 135-130 in overtime Thursday night. Jackson then hit two foul shots for the Clippers before DeRozan converted two to make it 131-127. Bulls: DeRozan has 2,019 points, the second time he's scored 2,000 in a season.wftv.com
Former President Obama visits South Side YMCA
Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to an after-school basketball event at the South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island Ave., on Dec. 2, 2021, in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Student-athletes from South Side schools were invited to participate in the drills practice event, which was attended by Chicago Bulls player Patrick Williams, general manager Marc Eversley, and representatives from the Chicago Sky. While the youth practiced drills with members of the Bulls coaching staff, the former president made an unannounced entrance and addressed those in attendance about the importance of the YMCA. Obama greeted the students as they resumed drills and towards the end of the visit attempted to make a basket from beyond the three-point line. He made three attempts and made the final shot.chicagotribune.com
LaVine scores 39 points to lift Bulls past Magic, 118-92
ORLANDO, Fla. – Zach LaVine bounced back from a poor performance a night earlier and scored 39 points Saturday as the Chicago Bulls routed the injury-plagued Orlando Magic 118-92. He scored 22 points in the first half and chipped in seven rebounds and four assists as the Bulls snapped a two-game losing streak. Orlando's Nikola Vucevic, who scored a career-best 43 points in Friday’s win, had 17 points and eight rebounds. The guard, who entered the night 10th in the NBA with 26.5 points per game, had another 12 points before exiting for good. Rookie Patrick Williams chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Coby White added 13 points.
John Wall back on floor, NBA opens preseason in empty arenas
Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford talks to players during a timeout in the first half of the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. The NBA preseason — a truncated 49-game, nine-day sprint — opened Friday with a five-game slate, action returning to NBA arenas for the first time in exactly nine months. 8 pick Obi Toppin of the Knicks, got their first NBA minutes. Paul George had 10 for the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard managed three in 14 minutes. Both teams shot exactly 30 for 84 from the field, and none of the Clippers' starters logged even 15 minutes.
No. 6 Florida State rallies past No. 11 Louisville 82-67
Florida State forward Malik Osborne (10) reacts after hitting a three-point basket against Louisville in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. 6 Florida State rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat No. Florida State outscored Louisville 50-27 in the second half and extended its home winning streak to 22 games. Florida State: The Seminoles shot 50% in each half and overcame nine first-half turnovers to complete a season sweep of Louisville. Florida State visits Clemson on Saturday.
Williams, Walker carry load as Florida State survives Orange
Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23), With a bandage covering the stitches in his lip from the first half, reacts after defeating Syracuse in NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – MJ Walker took an elbow to his lip and missed a large chunk of the game. 8 Florida State played without star guard Devin Vassell and held off Syracuse 80-77 on Saturday. In a tight game, Walker’s shooting and defense helped the Seminoles win their 20th straight home game. The sophomore guard averages 13.4 points per game and Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.
Seminoles, their defense not resting, top Georgia Tech 70-58
Ron DeSantis and his daughter Madison, 3, watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Florida State and Georgia Tech in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State knows its defense goes a long way. 18 Seminoles blocked nine shots and created 11 steals to beat Georgia Tech 70-58 Tuesday for their 15th straight home victory. “They are very, very good defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said. The 20 turnovers by Georgia Tech were one short of its season high.