Welcome one and all, new readers and returning readers, to the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Waiver Wire!
I hope you all are enjoying the holidays and staying safe!
Before we get into the must-have waiver adds, let's look at the studs and duds of the week.
Take a look at last week's waiver wire post to make sure you are cleaning up on the boards!
Stud: Desmond Bane, SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Desmond Bane over his last 4 games:
Bucket ? pic.twitter.com/y9S7SA5hAP
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) December 28, 2021
Bane has stepped up and answered the call, with so many of his teammates out due to COVID-19. Bane has put together multiple 20-point performances over the past week, including a 32 point masterpiece in a win over the Suns. As long as Dillon Brooks and the majority of the Grizzlies supporting cast are out, Bane will be tasked with helping Ja Morant shoulder the load.
Dud: Duncan Robinson, SG, Miami Heat
At least Duncan Robinson got his cardio in tonight ? pic.twitter.com/Qf95LiofMK
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) December 2, 2021
This has been an on and off issue for Robinson. His streakiness has been a surprising issue for one of the NBA's best three-point shooters over the past couple of seasons. Robinson is shooting just over 33 percent from downtown this year, and over the last week has been brutal. With the exception of a 26 point outburst against the Pacers, Robinson has shot under 25 percent from outside the arc these last few games. With the Heat being shorthanded due to bad injuries and COVID, they are counting on Robinson to figure things out.
Without further ado, time to see who you need to add to your Fantasy rosters!
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Waiver Wire
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Otto Porter Jr, SF, Golden State Warriors (10.4% Rostered ESPN)
Three Otto Porter 3s in 40 seconds of game clock pic.twitter.com/g1TPZusIE3
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 8, 2021
With Andrew Wiggins sidelined due to COVID-19, a large slate of minutes had opened up in Golden State. Porter has stepped in admirably, and stuffed the stat sheet. Over his last few games as a starter, Porter has pooled in 39 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, and an astounding seven blocks. He is an excellent streamer while the Warriors are ravaged with COVID-19.
Mike Muscala, C, Oklahoma City Thunder (0.3% Rostered)
FRIEND OF THE POD MIKE MUSCALA pic.twitter.com/uS26IcOzT5
— Topic: Thunder Podcast (@OKCTopicThunder) December 9, 2021
This one is a bit out of left field, but the Thunder are finally starting to see COVID-19 affect them too. All of their big men are in health and safety protocols, including Derrick Favors, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and Darius Bazley. Muscala is the only true center left on the active roster, and will get more minutes by default. He hasn't played much this year, being an older player on a young team, but he has provided huge value on the court, sinking over 43 percent of his three pointers, and is good for some rebounds as well. He is barely owned, and is a good pickup in the short term.
Marcus Morris Sr, SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers (11.4% Rostered)
MARCUS MORRIS BANKS THE DEEP DAGGER IN LA ?️ pic.twitter.com/nXa1vRvIsM
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 4, 2021
This is more of an obvious one. With Paul George now out for an extended period of time with an elbow injury, and Kawhi Leonard likely out for the year, the Clippers are crying out for someone to shoulder the load, and Morris is an obvious candidate. In his first gamer back from COVID-19 on Monday, he poured in 24 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Those are solid fantasy numbers, and he can be a reliable contributor for a long while, as nobody else on the Clippers besides Reggie Jackson can create their own shot.
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