Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Maurice Harkless, Jimmy Butler and more

by Justin "Fensty" Fensterman on March 30, 2013 @ 18:43:13 PDT


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Garrett Temple, guard, Washington Wizards: John Wall is not the only guard performing well on the Wizards. Remember when I said that non-playoff teams often expand their rotations to see what kind of depth they have? Temple barely had any focus, but in the last two weeks, he has been a big fantasy spark, however, it does not seem that many fantasy basketball players have taken advantage. During that time Temple has scored 9.6 points, grabbed 3.0 rebounds and dished 3.5 assists per game.

I realize those statistics do not jump off the page, but the fact that the Wizards are playing him 36.1 minutes per game does stand out. Temple's 2.1 steals per game over the last two weeks also stands out. Temple is owned in 3 percent of leagues polled and has been shooting 46.9 percent from the hardwood over his last six games. Temple is quick and aggressive, and, until you see his playing time go down, stick with him. He has provided tremendous balanced statistics that do very little harm to your overall totals and percentages.

Dante Cunningham, forward, Milwaukee Bucks: Even before looking closer at Cunningham's statistics, the fact that he has scored 8.4 points and grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game this season does impress me. He also grabs a steal per game as well. Despite Cunningham scoring 10.5 points and shooting 50.6 percent from the field in his last six games, he is playing fewer minutes per game than his season average.

Cunningham has committed multiple steals in several games this season. Cunningham does not turn the ball over or hurt you in shooting percentages. Just because the Bucks will not fully commit to him does not mean you have to ignore him. Cunningham is a good short-term solution. He is owned in 5 percent of leagues polled, meaning you can stream him - pick him up and see how he produces. Throwing him back out on to the waiver wire after a couple of games should not affect your team negatively. As I have said before, minor production in multiple categories is more beneficial than major production in one category and no production in others.

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About Justin "Fensty" Fensterman

Fensterman covers fantasy basketball for KFFL and joined the team in 2012. He is a Sports Radio Producer on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio channel, the first channel dedicated solely to fantasy sports. An avid fantasy basketball player, Fensty's biggest accomplishment in the fantasy sports world was in 2004 when he had an undefeated season in a Yahoo! Sports Fantasy NBA league and was ranked in the top 30 among all players in the world.

A native from Oyster Bay, NY, Fensty left New York to study Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington D.C. in 2005. Fensty has previously worked for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, MTV and News 12: Long Island.

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