NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 25 (And Beyond)
NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 25 (And Beyond)

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Only 10 days remain. Nine, if you exclude Monday April 8, when the NBA goes dark for the NCAA Tournament championship game. If you're here, then the championship is probably within reach. Congratulations.

(If you're out of it for this year, fear not – we've got some potential keeper pickups listed below, too.)

Who are the players you'll need to clinch that championship belt? We've got you covered.

As always, a few schedule notes: Tons of games this week, with 24 teams playing four games, compared to just six playing three. Players with just three games face a similar disadvantage to what a two-game player would face in a normal week, especially in weekly lineup leagues.

In daily leagues, managers must pay attention to the distribution of games, with massive 12-, 13- and 14- game slates on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, compared to tiny four-, three- and two-game slates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. With that distribution, waiver pickups are unlikely to crack starting lineups on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and provide an added advantage on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The best managers will get a step ahead of the normal streaming cycle, adding players the day before they are needed.

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.

Simplifying the Schedule

Weekly lineup leagues – Avoid: Bulls, Clippers, Grizzlies, Pelicans,

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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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