NBA Waiver Wire: Haliburton Headlines Week 3 Adds

NBA Waiver Wire: Haliburton Headlines Week 3 Adds

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

As the new year finally dawns, it's time once again to dive into the fantasy waiver wire. 

With the season now 10 days old, we're now dealing with enough games to make some (relatively) safe conclusions about a lot of players. It's time to cut bait on some late-round gambles like Jeff Teague, and Josh Jackson (yes, that Josh Jackson) looks to be firmly back on the fantasy landscape.

It's an important time for waiver adds – most of the best adds of the season will be securely on rosters by the end of the next week or so. That said, it's still way too early to drop your early- or mid-round picks. Don't even think about cutting Jusuf Nurkic or Robert Covington. Before I get into this week's adds, I want to tell a quick cautionary tale:

Despite his 78th ADP, Brook Lopez got off to an ugly start in 2019-20. After two weeks, he was ranked outside the top 100. Another rough week landed him on many waiver wires. The shot-blocking specialist then ripped off 22 blocks in six games, and finished the season with a rank back in the mid-60s.

Without further ado, let's get to it.

The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them. 

This article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues. That said, especially this early in the season, there are a lot of very valuable players who are widely available but

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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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