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Deep Waivers: March 8, 2016

by Ethan Norof
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Note: All players must have an ownership rate that does not exceed 25 percent on Yahoo!


Markel Brown, SG Brooklyn Nets (12%): Despite Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) getting back onto the practice floor, Brown is starting to cook over his last two games, averaging 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 triples. Given his upside and the steady minutes coming his way, Brown should be rostered in more leagues.


JaMychal Green, PF Memphis Grizzlies (4%): Chris Andersen (shoulder) is banged up, Marc Gasol (foot) is out for the season and the Grizzlies simply don’t have the interior depth that would prevent Green from a role with minutes in the mid-20s. Coming into Monday’s game, Green was averaging 12.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and a steal on 68.4% shooting over his last three games.


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SG Brooklyn Nets (2%): Hollis-Jefferson just put in his first full practice since undergoing ankle surgery, and he still needs to get his conditioning in order before being able to get back into a game. However, if you’re in a deep league—which of course you are because you’re reading this article—stashing RHJ makes sense. His game translates well to fantasy, and he shouldn’t have too many limitations put upon him once he is able to return.


Jerryd Bayless & O.J. Mayo, G Milwaukee Bucks (21%, 5%): Mayo isn’t someone I’d be chasing even with Michael Carter-Williams (hip) done for the season, but Bayless is a different story. Although the offense will continue to flow like a river through Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bayless should hold low-end value for his ability to hit it from deep while racking up some steals in the process. 


Shane Larkin, PG Brooklyn Nets (6%): Larkin has had back-to-back good games with averages of 15.0 points, 6.5 assists and 1.5 3PM in his last two contests, but I’m going to need to see an extended sampling of this to even consider adding him in deep formats. He flopped like a fish out of water in his previous opportunity, and there hasn’t been any new evidence to suggest he’s suddenly figured out the NBA game. If he produces again against Kyle Lowry on Tuesday, Larkin will have a renewed chance to change the conversation. 


Shabazz Muhammad, G/F Minnesota Timberwolves (12%): Coming into Monday’s matchup vs. Charlotte, Muhammad averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 triples on 50% from the floor. He’s a still a better fit in points leagues, but the path to playing time is getting clearer with each passing day. If you need scoring, Muhammad should be on your radar.


D.J. Augustin, PG Denver Nuggets (20%): Solid but unspectacular is a good way to describe Augustin, and it’s also an appropriate phrase to describe his last five games. During that stretch, the veteran point guard is averaging 16.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.6 3-pointers.


Mike Dunleavy, G/F Chicago Bulls (7%): If you need a low-end three-point specialist, Dunleavy might just be your guy in deeper formats. Before Monday’s game vs. Milwaukee—one in which Jimmy Butler did not play in due to swelling in his knee—Dunleavy was checking in with 10.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 3-pointers over his last four games.


Isaiah Canaan, G Philadelphia 76ers (10%): Canaan literally does nothing except hit 3-pointers for your team, so keep expectations low. But over his last five games, he’s been splashing cannon balls from deep, averaging 13.8 points and 2.8 triples. Unless you’re punting field goal percentage, this add won’t be for you.


Brandon Bass, F/C Los Angeles Lakers (6%): Bass has again asserted himself in Byron Scott’s rotation, averaging 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over his last three games.

Ethan Norof
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