NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 18
NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 18

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The trade deadline is over, and the All-Star game is upon us – both among the most important milestones in the Fantasy season.

The 2019 trade deadline saw more than 30 players change teams via more than a dozen trades. Before the dust had settled, buyout season began – between the 3 pm EST deadline Thursday and Monday morning, several players have already been bought out, gone through the league's waiver process, and signed with new teams – adding to the already large number of players landing in new situations.

Meanwhile, the All-Star break – there are no games between Friday and Wednesday – frequently marks the unofficial kickoff of tanking season. Non-playoff teams frequently start using their older veterans less, opting instead to give more experience to the younger players that (they hope) represent the future of the franchise. If this swap results in fewer wins, well, they tend not to get too upset about that.

The All-Star break also means some u

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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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