Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Waiver Wire: Finding Rajon Rondo replacements

January 2, 2017 - Finding Carter

Start Sit: Top 150 for Week 11

If you’ve been relying on
Rajon Rondo
, news of his benching this week has substantially sent we looking to a waiver handle for help. You won’t find anyone out there means of replacing what we suspicion we were removing when we drafted Rondo with a top-60 collect in a preseason, though that doesn’t meant we usually have to fold.

Point ensure is, as always, a deepest position in a league, and this is a good time to be looking for one on a wire. There are a few names out there who usually competence be means to assistance we on a wire, so let’s find some help.

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As a bigger indicate ensure with a ability to fill adult a box score,
Michael Carter-Williams
drew some Rajon Rondo comparisons en track to a Rookie of a Year win behind in 2013-14. Lately, a fact that he has bounced around to 3 disproportion teams over a past 3 seasons has done him some-more like a later-era Rondo than we competence have hoped, though Rondo’s benching does put Carter-Williams in position to potentially make an impact for Fantasy players.

I wouldn’t gamble on it, of course, since a same things that have hold Rondo behind request to Carter-Williams. He can’t unequivocally play off a ball, though a
Chicago Bulls
aren’t going to let him have giveaway rein of a offense with
Jimmy Butler
Dwyane Wade
around. This is a tough conditions for any indicate guard, though generally one who isn’t a hazard to measure from deep. If we have a register mark and wish to take a flier, Carter-Williams is value a look, though he wouldn’t be a initial actor I’d spin to if we wish to reinstate Rondo.

The initial actor we would spin to is Malcolm Brogdon, a new further to a
Milwaukee Bucks
‘ starting lineup in a arise of
Matthew Dellavedova
‘s hamstring injury. Brogdon was already trending adult even before Dellavedova’s injury, though a outrageous 15-11-12 line in a win over a Bulls put him precisely on everyone’s Fantasy radar if he wasn’t there before.

Brogdon looks like he is going to play 30-plus mins a night as prolonged as Dellavedova is out, though he has Fantasy interest even when he returns. Over a past 10 games, Brogdon is averaging 9.0 points, 5.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game, and finished a month of Dec as a 112th actor in Rotisserie scoring formats. The Bucks have used their indicate guards some-more off a round than many teams do, interjection to
Giannis Antetokounmpo
‘s brilliance, though Brogdon has given them an choice with a small some-more bounce. Whether he is entrance off a dais or personification with a starters, Brogdon looks like someone value owning in all formats.

If we didn’t collect adult Montrezl Harrel final week when we initial endorsed it, we might have missed a opportunity. And, if we don’t waylay him right now everywhere he is available, it will unequivocally be too late to do it subsequent week, since he has been a explanation in a incomparable purpose for a
Houston Rockets
in a arise of Clint Capela’s injury.

Harrell doesn’t have Capela’s defensive chops, and can’t unequivocally do most on a boards, though he gives a Rockets a whole opposite dimension on offense during center. Harrell pennyless out with a 29-point bid opposite a Clippers on Friday, and he feasted on easy baskets from
James Harden
in a collect and roll. However, he also nailed 9 of 11 from a free-throw line, an considerable attainment that Capela unequivocally can’t wish to match. Harrell won’t be severe Capela for a starting pursuit when he gets healthy, though he has proven he deserves to be owned opposite a board, finishing a month of Dec in a top-75 in Roto scoring.

It’s been a severe deteriorate for
Nikola Mirotic
, who continues to defect Fantasy players watchful for a breakout. His jumper usually hasn’t been where we hoped it would be, and it has kept him from vital adult to a intensity he still shows from time to time. The descent ability set here is impressive, though there are too many stretches like one new one, where he strike usually 4 of 21 attempts over uninterrupted games.

And yet, Mirotic has been a top-100 Fantasy actor over a past dual weeks in annoy of his flaws. He nailed 2.3 3-pointers per game, total 1.4 blocks, and has incited a round over usually 7 times in 8 games in that span. You’d like to see a lot some-more from Mirotic as a scorer, and his sharpened from a margin can still unequivocally harm you. However, he can still assistance in 3-pointers and a defensive categories even in a bad times, and as he has shown in a past, Mirotic can be a must-start man when he gets rolling. We’re removing tighten to a indicate where it doesn’t make most clarity to still pierce adult “upside” with Mirotic, though even if he never hits that turn again, he is still a useful option.

After a few fake starts,
Donatas Motiejunas
finally seems to have found a home. According to reports from ESPN Sunday, Motiejunas is impending a understanding with a
New Orleans Pelicans
for a residue of a season. The Pelicans have copiousness of bodies in a frontcourt, though
Omer Asik
Alexis Ajinca
aren’t accurately tough highway blocks to get past. They’re some-more like speed bumps, and if Motiejunas proves healthy and shows a kind of ability he has in a past with a Rockets, he shouldn’t have most difficulty removing past them.

The doubt is possibly that will be adequate for him to be Fantasy relevant. Asik and Ajinca hardly play as it is, and Motiejunas substantially needs something like 25-plus MPG to be a contributor. That would need slicing into
Terrence Jones
‘ personification time, and proof he can flower subsequent to
Anthony Davis
. As both as learned large group who can work out of a post or on a perimeter, there is reason to trust they could make it work. It’s not a guarantee, however, so usually demeanour to supplement him in in deeper formats if you’ve got a register space; he isn’t a must-add.

Cut ‘Em Loose

Tim Frazier
hold on to Fantasy aptitude longer than we approaching as he averaged 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per diversion in his initial 6 games after relocating to a bench. However, a lapse of
Jrue Holiday
Tyreke Evans
has finally held adult with him. Frazier has not seemed in possibly of a team’s past dual games, while logging usually 13 mins total in a prior two.

There usually aren’t adequate mins to go around in New Orleans’ backcourt, and that is with Evans still being worked behind in rather slowly. Neither Evans nor Holiday is guaranteed to stay healthy, and Frazier would roughly positively lapse to starting-caliber standing were one of a dual to go down with another injury. But it’s tough to clear gripping someone on your dais who needs an damage to be value starting, so interruption ways with Frazier is a right pierce during this point.

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