NBA Waiver Wire: Nerlens Noel Still a Wait-And-See
NBA Waiver Wire: Nerlens Noel Still a Wait-And-See

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The Trail Blazers and the 76ers both play five games this week, a rare scheduling quirk that Fantasy managers should take advantage of as much as possible. Unfortunately, neither team has that many waiver wire prospects, but managers in non-games-max leagues should prioritize the few addable Blazers and 76ers.

We're far enough into the season that short-term injuries impact a lot of the waiver wire prospects listed below. Not every player we add will be a home run, but out teams can still benefit greatly from a series of smaller positive moves.

And while not every add is a home run, some of the season's best additions are probably still ahead of us. Remember: at this time last season, Donovan Mitchell was still unownable in Fantasy, ranked outside of the top-180, was averaging 9.3 points per game and had yet to play 30 minutes in any game. He would finish the season inside Fantasy's top-55 and inside the top-30 in points per game. In most leagues, he was the only

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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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