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NBA Waiver Wire: Week 9 Targets

Alex Rikleen

Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. 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 in Delaware.

The waiver wire is loaded with talent this week. Each of the top six players listed below have potential to be permanent additions to your team. This week’s top add has questionable durability but has produced at a top-30 (!) level over the past two weeks.

There are also plenty of impact players available, so here’s a helpful tip for helping you let go of players already on your roster: force yourself to imagine that the Fantasy Powers On High came down and gifted you a new open roster spot; you aren’t dropping anyone -- just deciding who to add between the player who happens to be currently listed on your roster, and the player who happens to currently be listed on waivers.

It may sound silly, but this mental tip can be crucial for avoiding the dreaded endowment effect, the number one killer of Fantasy teams, yes, ahead of ACL tears and non-sober trade negotiating.

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