NBA Waiver Wire: More Top Adds for Week 12

NBA Waiver Wire: More Top Adds for Week 12

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

It's late enough in the season that fantasy managers are already gearing up for playoff pushes. For most, a week-by-week (or even day-by-day) approach is required, given the level of COVID chaos.

Meanwhile, the elite (and most fortunate) teams that have separated themselves from the rest of the pack can afford to start thinking about and prioritizing the long haul. As such, this week's list of recommended waiver wire adds features a mix of both short- and long-term options, as well as a few players who hopefully fall into both camps.

As usual, most of the players mentioned in this article have not been suggested in previous weeks. Without further ado, here are 14 players to consider picking up heading into 2022.

Alec Burks, New York Knicks (49% rostered)

Burks' rostered percentage spiraled downward recently following a lackluster two-game stretch in which he combined for only 12 points, five boards, and four dimes across 34 minutes. However, he bounced back from that duo of duds during Wednesday's matchup against the Pistons, producing 34 points (tied-career high), five threes, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 27 minutes. He did regress against OKC on New Year's Eve (nine points in 24 minutes), but there's still some upside here.

With Derrick Rose (ankle) sidelined for at least the next seven weeks, Burks is absolutely worth adding across all formats despite Kemba Walker's promising play since rejoining the regular rotation and reclaiming the starting point guard gig. In fact, one

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