NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 11

NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 11

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

What is real? Usually, we play Fantasy sports to get away from that kind of existential angst, but the top adds this week all challenge our basic abilities to separate truth from fiction. Which breakouts (or injuries) we choose to believe in and which we dismiss could play a massive role in shaping the rest of our season – these players certainly have the potential to make major impacts. It's highly unlikely that all of these players – Gorgui Dieng, Gary Payton II, Damion Lee, Aaron Holiday – maintain the value they've shown recently. But if one does, he could be season-defining.

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

Aaron Holiday, Pacers (22 percent rostered)

The Pacers made a decision in early December that they needed to get Holiday more involved. Up until December 9, excluding the games that Holiday started because he was filling in for an injured player, he was averaging just 15.2 minutes per game. He's played at least 21 minutes in each of the nine games since that date, scoring in double-digits in each and averaging 3.9 assists and 2.3 threes. As they've given him increased run, they've apparently begun to appreciate what Holiday can offer, elevating him to the starting lineup (and not because of an injury)

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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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