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With one month left in the NBA regular season, fantasy leagues are entering the final stages. The playoffs are either on the horizon or in full swing. In situations where the remaining teams are close competitors, managers who make the most of the waiver wire can tilt the scales in their favor.
As in last week’s column, I’ve divided my suggested picks into two categories: players that aren’t widely available that you might want to double-check, and widely available players that are especially good in the deep league. can be valuable.
As always, I’ve included a list of recent recommendations at the end of the article. Without further ado, here are seven players to consider adding for the final month of the season.
Monte Morris, Washington Wizards (45% Roasted)
After coming back from a six-game absence with a lower back injury, Morris’ roster percentage fell while he was sidelined. Besides, he came up behind the pine delon wright In his first game, so fantasy managers continued to drop Morris (-1% last day) despite his inclusion in the rotation.
While Morris struggled from the field in Wednesday’s loss to the Hawks, he turned in an encouraging stat line considering he only logged 16 minutes, registering five points, five dimes and four boards. Wright has been a consistent contributor off the bench throughout the season. But over time, Morris will likely take back the starting gig — and, more importantly, play most of the minutes — at the point guard position for the Wizards.
Although his scoring (10.3 PPG) and minutes (27.9 MPG) were down from the previous season, Morris averaged a career high 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds, while maintaining an impressive shooting percentage and leading the entire NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio. While leading, cursing just 1.0 turnovers per game.
If someone in your league has given Morris a go, include him while you can.
Xavier Tillman, Memphis Grizzlies (41% Roasted)
Tillman’s roasted percentage is on the rise (+16% last day). While you are reading this sentence, someone somewhere is adding it. Tillman was already a clear pickup after the news broke. brandon clark (Achilles) will miss the remainder of the season. It was announced on Thursday that steven adams (Knee) will be sidelined for at least four weeks. With averages of 10.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks in 29.3 minutes over the past eight games, Tillman should be added across all formats.
Moritz Wagner, Orlando Magic (31% of roster)
Wendell Carter Jr. (hip) has missed three straight starts, and Wagner has stepped up in his absence just as he did earlier in the season. Over the past four contests, Wagner has averaged 14.3 points, 6.8 boards, 1.5 steals, 1.3 assists and 1.0 threes in 23.2 minutes. Until Carter is healthy, Wagner is worth watching in most leagues.
TJ McConnell, Indiana Pacers (16% roster)
The Pacers have been involved in a lot of high-scoring matchups recently and are still in the hunt for the final play-in spot. despite the club’s heavy reliance on Tyrese HalliburtonMcConnell has also had a hand in Indiana’s success. Over the last six games, the backup ball-handler is averaging 8.0 points, 5.3 dimes, 3.8 boards and 1.4 steals in 20.7 minutes. Those in need of assistance and swipes in deeper leagues should consider adding McConnell for the stretch run.
Isaiah Liver, Detroit Pistons (6% Roasted)
detroit may be closed bojan bogdanovic (Achilles), and the lever may be the primary beneficiaries from a hypothetical perspective. Over the past three contests, Lever has averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 threes, 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals in 35.7 minutes. If Bogdanovic isn’t taken out of the rotation, Liver’s fantasy value will be short-lived. However, if this veteran has played his final game this season, Leavers is worthy of deep-league consideration.
Jordan Navora, Indiana Pacers (Roasted 5%)
Navora has scored in double figures in six consecutive contests, averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 threes and 0.8 steals in 23.5 minutes. For a Pacers team looking to accelerate offensively, it’s a good bet to continue filling it out from the bench. Not usually known for his contributions outside of the scoring department, Navora has recently been showing the ability to pitch in multiple categories and could be a good addition in a deeper league.
Corey Joseph, Detroit Pistons (4% Roasted)
Joseph hasn’t been a viable fantasy option so far this season. In the past three matchups, the veteran point guard has averaged 14.0 points, 4.3 dimes, 3.7 boards, 1.3 threes and 1.3 steals in 29.0 minutes. While the Pistons will continue to give more minutes to the younger players on the team, the plethora of injuries combined with their shallow roster make Joseph a relevant option in deeper formats. If he continues to play close to 30 minutes per night in the final month of the season, Joseph will be worth adding in a lot of formats.
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