NBA Waiver Wire: Week 11 Look-Ahead

NBA Waiver Wire: Week 11 Look-Ahead

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Last week, nearly half of the players I suggested suffered injuries or were lost to health and safety protocols prior to the new matchup period beginning. Given the way things have been going this month, it's probably best to take these recommendations with a grain block of salt. It also helps to stay on top of the news feed, as it seems like every few hours another player is placed in protocols.

All caveats aside, here are some players to consider adding in advance of Week 11.

Malik Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves (41% rostered)

With multiple teammates in health and safety protocols, Beasley has earned at least 30 minutes in three straight games while turning in averages of 17.3 points, 4.3 threes, 3.7 dimes, 2.7 boards, and 1.0 steal across 32.3 minutes. It's anyone's guess as to how long this recent surge will last, but Beasley has proven he can produce on this level before. In fact, it was just last season that he averaged 19.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 threes, 2.4 assists, and 0.8 steals in 32.8 minutes through 37 appearances.

Jordan Nwora, Milwaukee Bucks (35% rostered)

Over the last four games, Nwora is nurturing averages of 18.8 points, 9.8 boards, 3.0 threes, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 34.5 minutes. Giannis Antetokounmpo (protocols) has sat out every one of these games, and several other starters and regular rotation players have missed time recently as well. Nevertheless, those in deeper leagues looking for a short-term option

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