Welcome to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 15 Waiver Wire.
The focus will be on players that are roughly less than 40% owned in Yahoo leagues with some over 40%. Make sure that you check your league's availability.
I will try to keep each wavier wire column focused on new names, only touching on previous players if they may still be widely available.
This week will touch on some of the players that have seen a spike in minutes due to either an injury in front of them, or settling into their new team.
With position eligibility being different in each league, this column will just reference the positions as a generic Guard, Forward, and Center.
2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 15 Waiver Wire
Kelly Olynyk, F/C, Houston Rockets
Kelly Olynyk’s last 5 games:
100% FT pic.twitter.com/H8uoVwZYSG
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 5, 2021
Kelly Olynyk is quietly putting up the best stats of his career right now in Houston. The change of scenery has really benefited him.
As seen in the tweet above, Olynyk is contributing in every aspect for the Rockets and at times the offense is running through him.
There is no telling how long this will last, but the Rockets organization is a mess right now, and they really have nothing to play for. All signs point to Olynyk getting starter minutes the rest of the season.
Jalen Brunson, G, Dallas Mavericks
After a string of games that saw his minutes drastically drop, Brunson seems to be back 25 plus minutes per game at the guards spot.
He has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games, with recording at least two assists and two rebounds in each of those games.
Brunson will not drastically alter a weekly matchup for you, but his game does translate well to fantasy. He does a little bit of everything each night out.
Brad Wanamaker, G, Charlotte Hornets
You may have to see a wait and see approach with this one, but with the Hornets so banged up (Monk, Ball, Hayward), Wanamaker will be forced into action.
He should be impactful with rebounds and assists, while offering owners very little scoring. As the season progress, and the wire gets thin, its opportunities like this that you should jump on.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, G, New Orleans Hornets
Nickeil Alexander-Walker as a starter this season (10 games):
Intriguing potential as a shot creator and should eventually be the full-time starter over Bledsoe. pic.twitter.com/v3qRi24iAT
— Josh Green Fan Account (@JoshGreenBurner) April 3, 2021
Finally, finally, it seems as if the Pelicans see the worth in NAW. His minutes have peeked, playing over 30 in seven of the last eight games. In those games, NAW has made the most of it.
He is a natural playmaker with a nose for the basket. His rebound and assist numbers are worthy of a bench spot on any roster. Combine that with averaging double digit points and a steal per game, run don’t walk to pick him up.
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