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Deep Waivers: April 5, 2016

Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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Thomas Robinson, F/C Brooklyn Nets (16%): Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young (rest) are both done for the season, and Robinson has averaged 13.3 points, 12.i8 boards and 1.8 steals on 52.3% shooting over his last four games.


Moe Harkless, SF Portland Trail Blazers (12%): It’s time to stop sleeping on Harkless, who has played well over a seven-game stretch with averages of 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocks.


Andrew Nicholson, PF Orlando Magic (5%): Nicholson is averaging 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 3-pointers on 61.8% shooting over his last six games, and Ersan Ilyasova is out of the rotation. 


Luke Babbitt, SF New Orleans Pelicans (8%): Babbitt, who plays four times this week, is averaging 15.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.6 triples over his last seven contests.


Jordan Hamilton, SF New Orleans Pelicans (3%): After dropping his first double-double for the Pelicans on Sunday, Hamilton is now averaging 11.4 points, 6.2 boards, 2.8 dimes, a steal and 0.8 triples on 45.5% shooting over his first five games with New Orleans.  FYI: He’s played 30-plus minutes in three straight.


Alexis Ajinca, F/C New Orleans Pelicans (8%): Ajinca is averaging 13.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, a steal and 1.5 blocks over his last four games, and Omer Asik remains a complete non-factor with Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis done for the year.


Tim Frazier, PG New Orleans Pelicans (4%): Frazier is carving out a very real NBA future for himself, and after a double-double on Sunday (19 points, 13 assists, no turnovers), he’s now averaging 13.6 points, 3.9 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.2 teals and 0.9 triples on 52.2% shooting over his last 10 games. He needs to be on more fantasy teams.


James Ennis, G/F New Orleans Pelicans (2%): Since joining the New Orleans roster, Ennis is averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.7 triples on 38.7% shooting.


Clint Capela, F/C Houston Rockets (7%): If forced to scrape the bottom of the barrel for defensive stats, don’t forget about Capela, who has averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks over his last six games, as a possible low-end option.


Cody Zeller, F/C Charlotte Hornets (19%): Zeller’s last three games: 11.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.0 blocks.


Hollis Thompson, G/F Philadelphia 76ers (20%): Thompson is wetting 3.2 triples per game over his last five.


Jerami Grant, F Philadelphia 76ers (19%): Grant has all of the minutes he can handle coming his way, and he’s averaged 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 3PM over his last three games.


Norman Powell, G/F Toronto Raptors (6%): I’m going to keep repeating how awesome Powell is until it starts sinking in. In his last six games, the UCLA product is averaging 14.5 points, 4.3 boards, 2.2 dimes, a steal, 0.7 blocks and 2.3 treys.


Langston Galloway, G New York Knicks (25%): Since April started and Jose Calderon (quad) was removed from the picture, Galloway is averaging 13.5 points, 4.0 boards, 6.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers.


Jerian Grant, G New York Knicks (4%): If you need a low-end point guard and missed out on your preferred target, Grant could be worth a look.


Patrick Patterson, F/C Toronto Raptors (18%): The Raptors play four times this week, and Patterson has averaged 10.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 triples over his last five.


JaMychal Green, PF Memphis Grizzlies (21%): I guess most people thought Zach Randolph’s return would ruin Green’s momentum, but he’s kept it going with averages of 11.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in his last three games.


Seth Curry, G Sacramento Kings (10%): I’d like him more if the regulars weren’t in the lineup, but all three of Sacramento’s Week 24 games are at home. Still, Curry should get decent run sans Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi.


Shane Larkin, PG Brooklyn Nets (19%): Larkin is averaging 2.0 steals over his last seven, so he’s worth a look if you’re category hunting. I still don’t trust him, though.  


Kyle Anderson, SF San Antonio Spurs (1%): The Spurs have four games on the Week 24 schedule, and that includes a back-to-back set. As Gregg Popovich manipulates his lineup to prepare for the postseason, don’t be surprised if Slo-Mo gets more run than usual. In his last two games with at least 30 minutes played (3/26, 3/28), Anderson averaged 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 dimes and 3.5 steals on 50% shooting. 

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