NBA Waiver Wire: Adds for Week 1
NBA Waiver Wire: Adds for Week 1

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

The NBA season hasn't started yet, but already it may be time to make some waiver moves.

Whether you drafted DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) knowing he was hurt, or Derrick White (heel) in the days between the Dejounte Murray (knee) injury and White's own, many managers have a bench spot that opened after placing someone on IR.

You don't need an injured player to already have your eye on the waiver wire, though. Some people – myself included – already regret a couple of their later picks. Others – again, myself included – have already made some trades that created roster openings. Or, perhaps, some still are just hyperactive fantasy addicts who crave the ability to constantly tinker with their roster – one last time: myself included.

It's a weird time on the waiver wire, since a lot of the best options provide value in similar categories. That's alright though. Plenty changes in the first couple weeks, and it's an important time to maximize total value. T

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
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