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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Waiver Wire


It was a busy week in the NBA. We had major injuries and a couple of trade all with fantasy implications.

Demarcus Cousins is out the rest of the season after tearing his Achillies. Next, John Wall was ruled out 6-8 weeks after needing knee surgery. Then later in the week Kevin Love broke his hand and is out 6-8 weeks as well.

As far as the trades, the Clippers were finally able to sell one of its pieces. It was actually a bit unexpected for me as they traded Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons. In return, they got Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic.

Even more recently we got a trade between the New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls. The trade involved the Bulls sending Mirotic to the Pelicans for honestly… not much.

l players mentioned are owned in 50% or less of Yahoo leagues.

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Week 17 Waiver Wire

Boban Marjanovic, C, Los Angeles Clippers

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Boban has shown some flashes in his limited amount of playing time with the Pistons. Now that he is in LA, he is not immediately in line for more playing time. However, with the Clippers looking to still deal DeAndre Jordan, I expect Boban to get a lot more playing time.

He has never gotten a chance to prove himself in his short NBA career. This is despite his per 36 numbers are really good.

Add him if you have room to stash and in need of a center.

Jae Crowder, SF/PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

With the Kevin Love injury Crowder, Jeff Green and Channing Frye are the likely candidates for increased playing time.

Crowder is who I would want to down though, as I expect him to see the most consistent minutes. He is capable of scoring in double-digits while averaging close to 6-7 rebounds and hitting a few 3-pointers a game.

Tomas Satoransky, PG/SG, Washington Wizards

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Nobody is going to replace John Wall in this offense, but Satoransky is going to be getting starts and minutes in his place.

You won’t see many, if any, blow up games from him. However, he is capable of contributing across many categories. This is proven by his 8.3 point, 4.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals in the games since Wall was ruled out.

Pick him up if you are in need of a guard.

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