NBA Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Finds: Feb. 5, 2010
Tough luck if your team is hurting for points this week, there aren't too many valuable players on the wire that'll help with buckets.
If Marcus Thornton or Darren Collison are still out there, run don't walk to pick them up. With Chris Paul out 4-6 weeks, there will be plenty of shots to go around between these two guys.
Assuming you're in the average fantasy league where Collison and Thornton are long gone, there are still some guys with value out there, but don't expect any help in points. Here are a few guys that can help in other categories.
J.J. Redick, ORL
Redick has been getting good minutes in the last few games for Orlando and has not disappointed. In his last 3 games, Redick is averaging 2.0 threes per game as well as 4 dimes and is shooting 90% from the stripe. If you choose to pick up Redick, keep him on a short leash as he has been streaky all season.
Jared Jeffries, NY
Jeffries is an intriguing option in that he can provide a rare combination of blocks, threes, steals, and boards. In his last 3 games, he has logged big minutes and averaged 1.7 threes, 6 boards, and 2.6 steals plus blocks. His inconsistency at the foul line might be a cause for concern, but if your team can handle it, he's a solid pickup.
Ben Wallace, DET
Big Ben has always been a questionable fantasy pickup, but when he's producing he can help your team out a lot in the harder to earn categories. You should never expect double digit points with Wallace, but he has proven in his last 3 that his defense alone is worth giving him a look. 1.3 steals, 2 blocks, and a season average of 9.2 boards should merit a pickup in deeper league.
Ryan Hollins, MIN
Hollins has started the last two games in favor of Kevin Love, and has had two great nights. Over the last 2 games he's averaging 17.5 points along with 2.0 blocks and a stellar 68% from the field. If Halons keeps getting minutes, he would definitely be worth picking up. I'll surely be monitoring Minnesota's next game closely to see if Hollins keeps up his string of good games.
Staying active on the wire is one of the best ways to gain an edge on your opponents, but be sure to make your moves at the end of the evening before midnight to gain an extra day with your new prize!
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