NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Targets

NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Targets

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

We now have two-plus weeks of NBA action in the books, providing us with a solid sample to consider in terms of roles and rotations. This week, we're back with more waiver wire recommendations, focusing primarily on players available in at least a decent chunk of fantasy basketball leagues.

Given the havoc COVID-19 protocols have wreaked on the league over the weekend, this is an especially chaotic waiver wire period. With several star players' availability for Week 4 still in the balance, managers will have to make some difficult lineup decisions. But if players like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving do miss additional time, doors will be opened for players typically mired in supporting roles.

Week 4 Schedule Grid

Marcus Morris, F, LAC

This is a case of a player who almost certainly wouldn't be as low-rostered as he is had he been healthy to start the season. Morris finally made his 2020-21 debut Wednesday after knee soreness cost him the first eight contests of the campaign. And although he came off the bench, he didn't look rusty while compiling 12 points, two rebounds and two assists over 18 minutes. An eventual ascension to the starting power forward role is likely – even as Nicolas Batum has been more productive of late – and Morris could certainly reward fantasy managers in multiple categories once he returns to a full workload. It's worth noting that while he wasn't as heavily relied upon after coming

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Juan Carlos Blanco
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