NBA Waiver Wire: Looking Ahead to Week 21
NBA Waiver Wire: Looking Ahead to Week 21

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

March comes in like a lion, and the waiver wire is certainly roaring. There are tons of appealing options at all positions and with specialties in all categories. With the plethora of players available, almost all teams should be making some moves this week.

It's a slightly slow week for the league, with only 10 teams playing four games: the Hawks, Bulls, Mavericks, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Knicks, 76ers and Suns. On the low end are the Cavaliers and Clippers, who only play twice each.

Through the week the schedule is pretty balanced, but with one glaring exception. There are only two games on Thursday, compared to between six and 10 every other day. The Bucks are the only team who have both four games and play on Thursday. The other Thursday teams are the Blazers, Thunder and Pacer

Per usual, this article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues. Players are listed in the order I'd recommend them, assuming all are equally good fits for your team.

Avery Bradley, Grizzlies (18 percent rostered)
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Before the dust had settled from the crazy trade deadline, the Grizzlies backcourt was identified as a potential source of fantasy value. At the time, it was still unclear who would be the primary beneficiary, but Bradley has started to seize that mantle. He has played at least 29 minutes in five of his last six, and scored at least 15 in each of

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball and was a nominee for the 2016 FSWA Newcomer of the Year Award. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living outside Boston.
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