NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds Ahead of Week 4

NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds Ahead of Week 4

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

With three weeks of the regular season completed, the waiver wire isn't overflowing with many outstanding options anymore. The major difference-makers appear to be dwindling, but rest assured: there's always someone on the verge of breaking out. That's the nature of the game. Change is the only constant. 

There are still numerous players whom I suggested adding heading into the second and third weeks of the season that remain pretty widely available. With one exception, there will be no repeats. It's only right to spread the love around, but sometimes you just have to play the hits.

HEALTHY AND READY

Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavericks (61% rostered)

I've recommended adding Jalen Brunson in virtually every article since I started writing this weekly column last winter. Honestly, I'm beginning to feel like Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls, and I'm halfway expecting the Regina George of the fantasy basketball world to tell me to "stop trying to make Jalen Brunson happen – he's never going to happen!"

Nevertheless, I'd be remiss if I didn't endorse the red-hot Brunson, who combined for 56 points, 17 boards and six dimes across two matchups against Miami and San Antonio before following up with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal Saturday against Boston. Brunson is averaging career highs of 14.8 points, 5.2 boards, 4.3 dimes, 1.3 threes and 0.7 steals in 28.3 minutes per game.

Thaddeus Young, San Antonio Spurs (48% rostered)

With Jakob Poeltl (health and safety protocols) expected to

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Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen is a tennis professional and freelance journalist whose work has been published in the Washington Post and Sports Illustrated, among other places.
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