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NBA Waiver Wire: Week 14 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.

Waiver wire talent comes and goes in waves, and it’s currently pretty close to low tide. With fewer quality options available, this week’s top recommended add is a player who could gain a ton of value at the upcoming trade deadline.

Even when the talent pool is dry, managers are still going to make waiver wire moves -- as they should. One of the biggest mistakes a Fantasy manager can make, however, is becoming overly attached to an undeserving player. Therefore, one of this week’s sections is devoted to players who might be worth adding if you need help now, but who you should also remain wary of.

The schedule is fairly balanced this week, with two exceptions: The Mavericks and the Suns each play only two games this week. Coincidentally, both teams play one game at Denver and the other at Portland. The rest of the league is pretty evenly split between three games and four games.

As always, all players must be owned in less than two-thirds of CBS leag

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