NBA Waiver Wire: Time to Add D-Wade?
NBA Waiver Wire: Time to Add D-Wade?

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

A few high-value adds headline the player pool for Week 8, and both are familiar names. It's probably the first time in almost 15 years that Dwyane Wade was mentioned in a waiver wire article, but that was mostly because he was already rostered on draft day. Danny Green has been a waiver wire staple for years, though we've reached the point where he should be rostered in enough leagues that he no longer qualifies.

In terms of the schedule, another normal week for the NBA. Only two teams have two-game weeks, the Celtics and 76ers, and everyone else plays three or four. No single day is exceptionally busy. There are slightly fewer teams than usual playing four games, minimizing the harm in starting a player with only two or three games, and increasing the advantage to starting several players with four games. The teams with four games are: the Nets, Cavaliers, Nuggets, Pistons, Pelicans, Knicks, Spurs and Raptors.

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

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Dwyane Wade, Heat (38 percent rostered)
Wade's 2017-18 was, let's go with "weird". He was one of several players whose Fantasy value – and, in some cases, reputations and entire careers – was tarnished by association with the pre-trade-deadline Cavaliers. So, let's ignore last season for a moment,
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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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