NBA Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week
NBA Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

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Leandro Barbosa, G, PHO - The veteran has always proven capable of providing solid scoring numbers when given playing time, and accordingly, he's produced with a recent uptick in minutes. Barbosa played 23 and 20 minutes, respectively, in the last two games, scoring 16 and 14 points in those contests. He's been coming on since early February, averaging 8.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists on 43.2 percent shooting from the field in the last 10 games. Barbosa has apparently supplanted Brandon Knight in the rotation, furthering his appeal for those in deep formats looking for scoring help.

Delon Wright, G, TOR - The trickle-down effect of Kyle Lowry's wrist injury has been positive for Wright, who has averaged 6.6 points, 1.3 assists and 1.1 rebounds on 51.9 percent field-goal shooting in the last seven games. That stretch includes two games with double-digit scoring and three games with more than 20 minutes of playing time. Wright figures to have a secure spot in the rotation for the time being given his performance, making him a viable pickup in deep leagues.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, G, PHI - In mid-February, we suggested keeping an eye on Luwawu-Cabarrot, and he's validated the suggestion since that point. Luwawu-Cabarrot averaged 6.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in his last five games, playing 17 to 25 minutes in four of those games. The 21-year-old has struggled with his shot but still came just a rebound short of a double-double Friday against the Knicks

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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