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NBA Waiver Wire: New Pairings

Charlie Zegers

Charlie Zegers

Charlie Zegers writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

You can never really tell, until you've seen them play together, how well NBA players will fit together on a team. Some pairings are inspired, like Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett or Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Others, like Gasol and Dwight Howard, or Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, never really click.

Will this season's new player combinations click? Twelve games might not be enough time to really make an assessment, but based on what we've seen so far, we should be able to make an implication.

There were major doubts about putting Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, and the Pistons' early play has confirmed them. Smith has had his moments - 21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, five steals, four blocks, and two three-pointers against the Kings on Wednesday, for example but lining up at small forward is basically encouraging Smoove to take a lot more threes than he should. That perimeter play is hurting his o

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