Fantasy basketball: Waiver wire options for week 10 of the NBA

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Houston Rockets fans have been crying out for rookie big man Alperen Sengun to get more minutes - as have fantasy basketball fanatics. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets fans have been crying out for rookie big man Alperen Sengun to get more minutes - as have fantasy basketball fanatics. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

It’s week 10 in the NBA and there is so much chaos across NBA teams and fantasy squads as well. 

Being nimble and using your adds for the week wisely is how to best get through this situation, so let’s take a look at some interesting options we can add for this week.

Patrick Beverley, Minnesota Timberworlves

Anthony Edwards is out in Minnesota, but Beverley should’ve been grabbed already. Go and correct that and add him. Also, make sure his teammate Jarred Vanderbilt is not floating around free range on the wire.

The Brooklyn Nets' reserves 

No James Harden, Kevin Durant, or Kyrie Irving, as well as LaMarcus Aldridge, means that David Duke Jr., Blake Griffin, Kessler Edwards, Cam Thomas have great value. 

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Nic Claxton would have to, but he is dealing with a wrist injury. These are only short term plays but can boost your squad.

Pat Connaughton & Grayson Allen, Milwaukee Bucks 

With Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bobby Portis out, there are minutes and shots to go around. 

Throw in the uncertainty around Khris Middleton and Allen, who had been playing poorly, gets a reprieve. You can also look at Jordan Nwora if Middleton remains out.

Alperen Şengün, Houston Rockets 

This one isn’t to do with absences. Şengün is just good. 

There will be bad games and frustrations around performances and minutes, but he needs to be on a roster and held onto. Keep an eye on teammates Josh Christopher and KJ Martin as well.

Terance Mann, LA Clippers 

With Paul George still hurting, Mann is putting up increased value. I doubt it lasts all season, but for now, Mann is a nice add to bolster your squad.

Chuma Okeke, Orlando Magic

At the time of writing, I don’t know how long Wendell Carter Jr. is going to be out for. But, he will miss time, so Okeke has a starting spot. 

I doubt he replicates his string fantasy lines from last weekend over the long term, but he is still a solid add for this week, at least.

Talen Horton-Tucker, Malik Monk, Isaiah Thomas, LA Lakers 

With Anthony Davis out at least four weeks, grabbing Horton-Tucker even while he is out with COVID is a nice long play. 

You could also look to Dwight Howard when he returns and Carmelo Anthony, Monk could also get a boost when he returns, but while everyone is out, Isaiah Thomas is going to be someone to consider. 

I’m not particularly high on him, but you might get a game or two out of him.

Isaiah Thomas has made is return to the NBA on a 10-day contract for the Lakers, who have been decimated by injury. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Isaiah Thomas has made is return to the NBA on a 10-day contract for the Lakers, who have been decimated by injury. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers 

The Cavs don’t have Isaac Okoro or Evan Mobley, so Osman now has a chance at getting increased minutes. 

He may not, as he seems to fallen out of favour a little and in that case, we can look at Lamar Stevens or Dean Wade, but keep an eye on Osman.

Isaiah Hartenstein, LA Clippers

Much like Şengün above, Hartenstein is just a guy to add. 

He is very good and is outplaying Ivica Zubac and Serge Ibaka. Grab him and see if he can force his way into 25+ minutes.

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