Devin Booker, SG Phoenix Suns (20%)
Eric Bledsoe (knee) is going to be out until right about the All-Star break, and the Suns’ other options in the backcourt after Brandon Knight include Ronnie Price, Sonny Weems and Archie Goodwin. Booker is 20-of-34 from distance this season, and he’s about to get all of the opportunity he can handle.
Isaiah Canaan, G Philadelphia 76ers (14%)
Isaiah Canaan came into Monday’s game averaging 15.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.7 triples over his last three games, and he’s finally found a stable spot in the volatile Philadelphia backcourt. Ish Smith’s arrival should help Canaan’s style of play, and so long as he’s playing between at least 20-25 minutes, there’s enough room for value in the form of a three-point specialist.
Brandon Bass, F/C Los Angeles Lakers (2%)
I wrote about swimming with the big fish in this week’s edition of ‘The Specialists,’ and I’m going to plug him again here since he fits the description. Bass, like P.J. Brown before him, is the ultimate lunch box guy because you can count on him to come to work every day regardless of his role. With Byron Scott leaning on him a little harder over the last few games and more rotation/lineup coming as 2016 arrives, Bass needs to be an option on the waiver wire menu.
Bradley Beal (leg) is just preparing to begin non-basketball activities, and he’s going to be on a strict minutes limit upon his eventual return. With Gary Neal also out with a right quad strain, it’s the Ramon Sessions and Garrett Temple show until further notice. While Temple’s three straight 20-point outbursts undoubtedly boosted him into a fantasy stratosphere where he doesn’t belong, it’s Sessions I’d rather roster so long as the two are splitting minutes as John Wall’s backcourt partner. Prior to Monday’s game vs. Los Angeles (Clippers), Sessions was averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists on 51.7% shooting.