This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
It's a sad day for the NBA community. The shocking news of Kobe Bryant's death at age 41 overwhelms anything else going on in the basketball world. It feels weird to talk about anything else right now.
I'm not sure how to transition from that to Fantasy basketball. So, I'll let the transition be abrupt and awkward.
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.
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Trevor Ariza, Trail Blazers (39 percent rostered)
Ariza was one of my top targets last week, following his trade from the Kings to the Trail Blazers in exchange for Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver. That trade has now officially processed, and his first game in Portland panned out pretty much as anticipated. Ariza started, played 36 minutes, and put up a well-rounded box score highlighted by four threes and two steals. He also scored 21 points, but that's more than we should expect, so I view that more as bonus production. The key details here are the start and the large workload, both of which we should expect going forward. He's a must-add in nine-category leagues, and a solid pickup in 8-cat.
Daniel Theis, Celtics (29 percent rostered)
I've been a bit slow to warm to Theis, and I apologize for that, dear readers. Theis is already insight