NBA Waiver Wire: More Injuries, More Opportunity

NBA Waiver Wire: More Injuries, More Opportunity

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

This weekend was a tough one for the NBA. Around the league, star after star fell like dominoes, decimating rosters – and leading to a bountiful waiver wire. 

Luka Doncic (ankle), Blake Griffin (knee), Eric Bledsoe (leg) and P.J. Washington (finger) headline The Fallen – all except Griffin seem likely to miss at least two weeks, and we don't yet have a firm timeline for him, though there's a chance he'll play Monday night. Needless to say, this article will look a lot different than it would have had it been published Saturday morning.

In addition to all the injuries, we have the typical assortment of players trending up and down. Taken altogether, there are a lot of waiver options worth considering.

As always, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.

Adds for All Leagues

Donte DiVincenzo, Bucks (25 percent rostered)

When Khris Middleton missed seven games in November, DiVincenzo stepped up, averaging 10.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.3 3s, despite being in the middle of one of his worst shooting slumps of the season. DiVincenzo has also served as one of the Bucks' primary backup point guards this season, along with George Hill (15 percent rostered), and both DiVincenzo and Hill should benefit from Bledsoe's upcoming two week absence. DiVincenzo will probably get more minutes than

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball and was a nominee for the 2016 FSWA Newcomer of the Year Award. 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 outside Boston.
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