NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 21
NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 21

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Times are good here on the waiver wire, where a typical post-All-Star break boom is in full effect. Some of the names are unexpected – who saw Kelly Olynyk becoming a must-start? – while In other cases, players have stepped up to fill roster holes created at the trade deadline. And, of course, there are some young players seizing bigger workloads on bad teams.

Managers in daily lineups leagues should take note of Thursday's light schedule: only the Trail Blazers, Bucks, Thunder and Pacers play in a tiny, two-game slate. Players on those teams are slightly more valuable this week, especially for managers who have a streaming spot in their lineup.

There are slightly fewer games than usual this week, as two teams (Cavaliers and Clippers) play twice and only 10 teams play four times. That means there is extra advantage to targeting players with a four-game week, and starting a Cavalier or a Clipper is less damaging. The teams with four games are the Hawks, Bulls, Mavericks, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Knicks, 76ers and Suns.

As always, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.

Adds for all Leagues

Avery Bradley, Grizzlies (47 percent rostered)
In my post-trade deadline waiver wire column, I highlighted the Grizzlies backcourt as a situation to watch moving forward. While it was not yet clear who
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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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