The fourth month of the season is almost complete, and fantasy playoffs are fast approaching. With basketball being such an unpredictable game, due to injuries and lineup changes, it's only necessary to make acquisitions to your team.
Finding the perfect addition to your fantasy team can be the difference between a win and a loss on any given week. With many fresh faces this week, it's a good opportunity to add some needed stat lines to your team.
Players listed are owned in 50% of leagues or less.
2018-19 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Waiver Wire
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Rajon Rondo, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) January 25, 2019
As the Lakers lose one point guard, Lonzo Ball, to an ankle injury, they welcome back another. Although he has only played 14 games this year, Rondo will have the opportunity to immediately return to form. In his time this season, he averaged, 8.4 PPG, 6.7 APG, and 4.0 RPG.
Rondo's career-long ability to spread the floor and tally assists makes him a must-add if you are in need of that category. As long as Lonzo Ball is on the bench, Rondo will surely be fantasy-relevant.
Ante Zizic, C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Unless you are a Cavaliers fan, it is very possible that you have not heard of Zizic. This comes with good reason, as he is a bench player for the abysmal 9-40 Cleveland Cavaliers. Thompson is down with a foot injury and Zizic has done well since being entered into the starting role.
In the past four games, Zizic has averaged 17.5 PPG, 8.3 RPG, shooting 60% from the field on 31.5 MPG. Zizic doesn't provide much outside of points and rebounds, but he is expected to continue to receive substantial playing time, so he is a viable waiver wire addition.
Terrance Ferguson, SG/SF, Oklahoma City Thunder
— FOX Sports Oklahoma (@FOXSportsOK) January 25, 2019
Billy Donovan has been utilizing Ferguson's presence all season. This experience has allowed him to develop into an effective role player. In the past four games, Ferguson has averaged 13.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 3.5 threes and 1.8 SPG, on 30.7 MPG. It should also be noted that he is shooting 51% from the field in these games. Although that percentage surely won't last, Ferguson remains a sharpshooter capable of getting multiple steals per game.
If your team is in need of threes or steals, Ferguson is your guy.
Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Lakers
He has been featured on here before, but I can't Zubac's offensive efficiency enough. In the past three contests, Zubac has averaged 20.3 PPG and 7.7 RPG, this comes on an unheard of 82% from the field. While the Lakers have two other viable centers in JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler, Zubac has clicked too well with the offense to stay on the bench for long.
Zubac's usage rate has been relatively high as of late, and as long as he produces on offense, this shouldn't change. Surprisingly, Zubac is still owned in a small number of leagues, making him a top waiver wire option as long as he remains there.
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