NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 20

NBA Waiver Wire: Top Adds for Week 20

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

I love this – it's a great week for waivers! No caveats, no clauses, not "unless". There are a lot of high impact adds who are widely available. For most standard leagues, managers will want to consider adding more than one of the guys listed below.

If there is a downside to this week's crop of waiver prospects, it's that there aren't a ton of attractive deep-league-only guys. That said, there are so many good options rostered in the 20-60 range that it's likely a few will be available in your league, even if there aren't many appeal options with a lower roster rate.

In terms of the schedule – it's a busy week. If you can stream, you probably should. That said, it's a relatively even week, with 20 teams playing four times and the remaining 10 three times, and with the games-by-day-of-the-week pretty uniformly distributed (except for Thursday's small four-game slate).

Guys you should have already rostered before reading this

Norman Powell, Raptors (53 percent rostered)

Inside the top-65 for the season, Powell returned from a month-long injury absence Friday to the tune of 22 points, four threes and three assists in 36 minutes. He is fully back. Needs to be at 100% roster rate yesterday. Stop reading, add him, and then come back to finish the article.

Other I don't even understand why he's available guys: Damion Lee, (48 percent rostered);

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Harry Giles, Kings (39 percent)

The pending return of

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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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