This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
It's always important to be active on the waiver wire. Even when the top prospects don't look that great, some of your previous adds may have cooled off. In that case, a waiver move could still improve your team, even if the player you're adding doesn't look as good now as the previous pickup did when he was acquired. Furthermore, constant action and vigilance can allow managers to take strategic advantage of the schedule.
I start this Week 14 article with that reminder because, quite frankly, this might be the least inspiring group on the waiver wire so far this season. The waiver wire ebbs and flows, and this week is definitely whichever one of "ebbs" or "flows" means it looks pretty rough out there.
But that's no excuse for inactivity. There is still value to be gained, and transactions to be made. Some previous adds – Terry Rozier and Chandler Hutchison were frequent pickups last week (and rightly so) – absolutely need to be dropped. Fortunately, while the top options aren't that exciting, at least there are a lot of options worthy of the "other recommendations" category. So do the best you can out there, and tune in next week.
Some very important scheduling notes this week: The Knicks and Wizards play Thursday in London, and due to the overseas trip, it is their only game of the week. The Hawks and Mavericks each only play two games. Only eight teams – the Celtics, Hornets, Pistons, Pacers, Clippers,