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Back by popular demand in 2018/2019… RotoBaller has brought back for the NBA season our Ultimate 2018/2019 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups List.

Our team of NBA enthusiasts and fantasy basketball analysts follow basketball all day, during the offseason and especially during the NBA season. We recommend NBA players for you to consider as 2018/2019 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot trending pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts - every single day of the fantasy basketball preseason and regular season. 

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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Adds for Week 9

Looking ahead into Week 9, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 9 of the fantasy basketball season, forcontinue reading...

Kevon Looney (PF/C, GS) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Through the first 124 games of his NBA career, Kevon Looney had occupied a very limited roll (understandably so) for the star-studded Golden State Warriors, and last year he was called on for just 13.8 minutes per game. With DeMarcus Cousins having been out from the start of the season and targeting a post-Christmas return, Looney has seen considerablycontinue reading...

Damyean Dotson (SG, NYK) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 34% of leagues ANALYSIS: The 8-19 New York Knicks may not have done a lot of winning over the past few years, but with that comes the fact that they have served as an opportunity for some unsung players to make a name for themselves on the shallow roster, and former second-round draft pick Damyean Dotson has been no exception. Last year Dotson averaged just 10.8continue reading...

Have You Really Not Picked Up Alec Burks Yet and Other Standard League Adds (Week 8)

The title says it all. As the trade deadline nears, more and more players will find new homes, but the biggest two names to move are Alec Burks and Kyle Korver. Kyle Korver remains irrelevant in most leagues, but Burks has exploded into must-own territory. With players like Victor Oladipo and Devin Booker out with injuries, both teams have resorted to finding newcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 8

Looking ahead into Week 8, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 8 of the fantasy basketball season, forcontinue reading...

Emmanuel Mudiay (PG, NYK) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of leagues ANALYSIS: The 8-16 New York Knicks are in the middle of another season where they will likely to be looking to rebuild through a very early draft pick, and Emmanuel Mudiay is making solid use of his opportunity in the back court for a team known to scrape the bottom of the barrel in recent years to put a professional team on thecontinue reading...

Mason Plumlee (PF/C, DEN) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: Now in his third season as a Denver Nugget, Mason Plumlee has seen his role in the front court reduced to the lowest level of  his career. In a career-low 17.0 minutes, Plumlee is averaging a rather uninspiring 6.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game. The production-efficiency is solid, the volume of floor-time just hasn't beencontinue reading...

Dwyane Wade (PG/SG, MIA) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of leagues ANALYSIS: As the 9-13 Miami Heat fight to grab the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, Dwyane Wade is dropping jaws across the league as he takes his victory-lap season. Wade has taken on his most prominent role for a team since he was a member of the Chicago Bulls; and in 25.8 minutes he is averaging a well-rounded 15.3 points, 3.7 rebounds,continue reading...

Doug McDermott (SF, IND) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: MCBUCKETS. Thus far in his career, Doug McDermott has been the definition of a journeyman, even at a much younger age than we think of when he think of NBA journeymen. Two and a half years in Chicago. Half season in Oklahoma City. Half season with the Knicks. Half season with the Mavericks. But that could all be changing as McDermott is oncontinue reading...

DeAndre Bembry (SF, ATL): Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% In All-Leagues ANALYSIS: Deandre Bembry is an athletic, defensive stalwart who has shown significant improvement on the offensive end in year three of his development. The 24-year-old small forward got off to a good start to the campaign by scoring in double-figures in three of his first four games while also posting a double-double during this span. Bembry then went through a stretch where he only reachedcontinue reading...

Elie Okobo (PG, PHO) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: A well-documented fact is that the Phoenix Suns do not have a point guard. It's been an issue since they traded away Eric Bledsoe and while acquiring Elfrid Payton midseason last year looked like it could be a step toward fixing that issue, Payton packed up his stuff and went to New Orleans, leaving a very weak spot incontinue reading...

Bam Adebayo (PF/C, MIA) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: If you drafted Bam Adebayo in your fantasy league, there's a chance you did so under the assumption that Adebayo would supplant Hassan Whiteside at some early point in the year since it seems like we've been hearing whispers about how much Whiteside hates Miami for a long time. Instead, Whiteside continued to lead that frontcourt and is averaging 27continue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds (Week 7)

I hope you guys are enjoying this season as much as I am. After being seven weeks in, we can really see how well our drafting paid off. Many of you are scrambling to help fills gaps left by injuries while others are just looking for anything to help stop the bleeding. Over the past few weeks, players like Justin Holiday, Robert Covington, and Josh Richardsoncontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 7

Hopefully, everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Looking ahead into Week 7, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Weekcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds (Week 6)

Now that we are in week six, the big problem for most players is the lack of bigs available on the wire. In most of my leagues, the wire is dry of new centers to see coming, meaning you might have to look for a player like Taj Gibson or Mike Muscala to fill any gaps. While most teams have started off strong, many of the younger teams willcontinue reading...

JaMychal Green (PF/C, MEM) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: JaMychal Green broke his jaw, and he missed time, and Jaren Jackson Jr. took his spot in the Grizzlies starting unit. And while Green isn't getting that job back, he's still a strong piece off the Memphis bench who can help fantasy owners in the right situation. In four games since returning to the court, Green is averaging 9.5 points,continue reading...

Mikal Bridges (SG/SF, PHO) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: Phoenix Suns rookie Mikal Bridges was drafted by the 76ers this season and then packaged in a deal to the Suns. That Phoenix gave up Zhaire Smith and a future first was evidence that the team liked what they'd seen from Bridges and would want to get him on the court as soon as possible. That hypothesis has beencontinue reading...

T.J. McConnell (PG, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of leagues ANALYSIS: To say that there is uncertainty in the youthful ranks of the Sixers back court would be a heavy understatement. Specifically, the Philadelphia organization is scrambling to figure out what in the world is up with Markelle Fultz and the mental blocks he seems to be deploying with reckless abandonment on offense. As the 76ers are trying to figure out their formercontinue reading...

Dorian Finney-Smith (SF/PF, DAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's taken a few years and a couple of roster reshuffles, but Dorian Finney-Smith has finally earned a significantly higher role on the team in the form of increased playing time and an enhanced role. The former Florida Gator averaged just 20.3 and 21.3 minutes per game through his first two seasons with the Mavericks, but this year he has been bumpedcontinue reading...

Tyler Johnson (PG/SG, MIA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of leagues ANALYSIS: On a roster full of Swiss Army Knife-type players, Tyler Johnson held down a well-rounded stat line for three years now for the Miami Heat. Although his role on the team has been decreasing ever-so slightly over the last few years, Johnson is still averaging 11.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.0 steal per game in a wholesome 27.2 minutes percontinue reading...

Jeff Green (SF/PF, WSH) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of leagues ANALYSIS: Jeff Green's successful scoring to start the season shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Currently scoring 10.4 points per game, Green has failed to average double-digit scoring figures in just two of his twelve years as an NBA player. Now, did anyone expect Jeff Green to rank second on his team in rebounding this season with 5.3 rebounds in 24.5 minutescontinue reading...

DeMarre Carroll (SF/PF, BKN) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: For years DeMarre Carroll has been a reliable "three-and-D" forward with a career three-point percentage of 36.2% and an upside in rebounding to the tune of 6.4 rebounds per game over the last two years. This year however, having gotten a late start and with just six games played, he has kicked off the campaign on a slow foot (9.0 points, 5.0continue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 6

Looking ahead into Week 6, owners should have a slight idea of what their team's strengths and weaknesses are. It's never too early to explore trades to boost your team's chances, especially in head-to-head leagues. With that said, we're here to bless you all with everything you guys need to stay ahead of your opponents in all your fantasy leagues. Below are our recommended waiver wire pickups for Week 6 of the fantasy basketball season, forcontinue reading...

Quinn Cook (PG, GSW): Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 40% of leagues ANALYSIS: Quinn Cook has proven that he can score in the NBA whether he gets a lot of minutes or a few minutes on the court or whether he starts or comes off the bench. One thing is for sure: if the 6-foot-2 point guard gets just a little opening, either off the bounce or catch, the ball is gone. 54.1 percent of hiscontinue reading...

Monte Morris (PG, DEN) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of leagues ANALYSIS: One player's loss is another player's gain. Since his 48-point explosion, Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray has struggled with his shot, shooting under 40 percent from the floor and just 24 percent from three. But those struggles have helped open doors for second-year point guard Monte Morris, who has carved out a role on this Denver team. Over that same sixcontinue reading...

Terrence Ross (SG/SF, ORL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 10-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 49% of leagues ANALYSIS: Terrence Ross has finally arrived. In his seventh NBA season, the former first round pick is averaging career highs in points, assists, field goal percentage, and three-point field goal percentage for the Magic. He's become a valuable part of the team, and while his play doesn't negate the fact that the Magic essentially traded Victor Oladipo and continue reading...

Wilson Chandler (SF/SG, PHI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Because Wilson Chandler is currently on a minutes restriction that seems like it may never end, adding him in fantasy presents some risk in the short term, but owners who feel fairly secure about their team right now should be grabbing him, because a healthy Wilson Chandler is about to play a major role on this team. After the Jimmycontinue reading...

Mike Muscala (PF/C, PHI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: After the Jimmy Butler trade, the 76ers have some holes to fill, especially with the departure of Dario Saric opening up minutes at the four and Amir Johnson losing minutes and opening up time at the five as well. Enter Mike Muscala, recently returned from a broken nose that held him out forcontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds (Week 5)

We are no into week 5 and like most our fantasy teams, NBA teams are still figuring out the direction they plan to head as we hit the grueling part of the regular season. Younger players that have yet to adapt to the conditioning of the season will slowly start to fall off, opening the door for other players to find some much needed usage. Teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns andcontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 5

Another week of NBA action is upon us, and there are things happening, including whatever the Carmelo Anthony situation is in Houston, and the Jimmy Butler trade, and the Kings continuing to be not bad. It's a weird week! You can find a long breakdown of the 76ers and Timberwolves on the site today from Daniel Benjamin, so I'm avoiding both of those teams in this column since...well, sincecontinue reading...

Jeremy Lin (PG/SG, ATL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: It's been seemingly a lifetime since "Linsanity" and it's also been a lengthy stretch of time since Jeremy Lin has seen considerable NBA court time (before his 13 games this season he had played just 37 games since 2016). From the surface, Lin's body of work for the Atlanta Hawks this year appears rather insignificant. In just 16.8 minutes per game hecontinue reading...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG, LAC) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues (Especially Category Leagues) OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: It hasn't taken Shai Gilgeous-Alexander long to work his way into the Los Angeles Clippers starting lineup, even on a team deep at the guard position. The 11th pick in this year's draft was always viewed as a promising talent, but the issue for Gilgeous-Alexander appeared to be that Patrick Beverley was never going to lose hiscontinue reading...

NBA Waiver Wire: Standard League Adds (Week 4)

We are four weeks into the NBA fantasy season and we already have our first crop of names you might not have heard of that will definitely be relevant. Unfortunately, injuries are starting to pile up and rotations that worked early in the year are quickly being scrapped. Teams like the New York Knicks seem to have no direction in what players they want in the rotation, while other teams like the Sacramento Kings arecontinue reading...

Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds for Week 4

The fourth week of the NBA season is already upon us! If you're here to read Dicky Fung's great column about who to add on waivers for the week ahead, I have some bad news, which is that I'm filling in for Dicky this week. But it's okay -- he'll be back for next week. Week 4 is the time where you can start to feel better about the prospect of dropping guys who just aren'tcontinue reading...

Collin Sexton (PG, CLE) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: It has hardly been an ideal start to his rookie-season for Collin Sexton, the former star of the Alabama Crimson Tide who was drafted eighth-overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers this past summer. In 23 minutes per game Sexton has averaged just 2.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.5 steals per game while shooting an abysmal 30% from three-point range with an equally sub-parcontinue reading...

Shelvin Mack (PG, MEM) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of leagues ANALYSIS: Shelvin Mack has long been a backup point guard in the NBA and for the most part has served in a limited role. However, this season for the Memphis Grizzlies has seen the "Mack-Attack" on the floor more than he ever has been in an NBA season. In averaging 25.8 minutes per game behind Mike Conley, he is actuallycontinue reading...

Kelly Olynyk (PF/C, MIA) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

Baller Move: Add In 14+Team Leagues Owned In: 36% of Leagues Analysts: Miami Heat power forward/center Kelly Olynyk is an intriguing waiver wire add for fantasy owners who are in need of a big man who can shoot, score and pass. The 7-footer is averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds along with 2.3 assists in 20 minutes a game through the first nine games. He is shooting 44.8 percent from the floor, 28.9 percent on three-pointerscontinue reading...

Malik Monk (SG, CHA) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-14 team leagues / if you need three-pointers OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: Malik Monk is coming off of an up-and-down rookie campaign and is looking to cement his role with the Hornets as a sophomore. Monk will have to compete with Jeremy Lamb and Nic Batum for minutes at the shooting guard position in the Hornets rotation, but he has still maintained acontinue reading...

Ersan Ilyasova (PF, MIL)- Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-team leagues OWNED IN: 14% of leagues ANALYSIS: Ersan Ilyasova is the definition of an NBA journeyman, having played for six different teams throughout his career. He's back with the Bucks, where he started his NBA career, and he's crafting a nice role for himself in Milwaukee. Ilyasova may not be the most flashy player available on your wire, but he has been hot lately and could certainly becontinue reading...

Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF, POR) Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 36% of leagues ANALYSIS: Al-Farouq Aminu is an interesting option who could be available on waiver wires in standard leagues. Aminu isn't necessarily a stat-sheet stuffer, but he is a player who gets pretty consistent run on the court, having started all 10 of Portland's games this season. Aminu does have some competition for playing time, coming in the form of continue reading...