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Cam Reddish & Kevin Love Headline Top Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups Entering Week 6

Will Desvallees Nov 19th 7:11 AM EST.

Talented players are becoming less available on the waiver wire as we head into Week 6 of the fantasy basketball season. The Lakers' Horton-Tucker is an example of someone who was widely available at the beginning of the week, but is virtually unavailable now. However, there are still some players who can help you gain an edge over your opponents. Terrence Ross, Cam Reddish, and Kevin Love are this week's best available pickups as you prepare for Week 6 of NBA action.

Guards To Add Off The Waiver Wire

SG/SF Terrence Ross, Orlando Magic

In Terrence Ross, fantasy owners should expect a seasoned veteran capable of erupting for occasional 25-point nights. The Orlando Magic are one of the worst scoring teams in the NBA this season, as Cole Anthony is the only player on their roster scoring 14+ points per game this season. Ross's inconsistency is the main reason why he’s still widely available in fantasy basketball leagues across all platforms. In the last two games (Nov. 15 & Nov. 17), he erupted for 19 points each. He also recorded a 17-point game on Nov. 10. He’s looking like the scorer he’s capable of being and he's also widely available on fantasy waiver wires. Besides Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr.’s great shooting from downtown, the Magic are looking for other players on that team to step it up and score. Ross is the veteran scorer capable of accomplishing that and it looks like he’s starting to warm up. 

PG/SG Monte Morris, Denver Nuggets

Jamal Murray isn’t expected to return from injury until early March, therefore, Monte Morris has been called upon to man the point guard position for the Denver Nuggets. Morris is averaging almost 30 minutes per game and is shooting 46.7% from the field. However, he only scores 11.4 points per game and is currently averaging 1.4 TOs per game. His minutes are there though, and for this reason alone, you can ignore the turnovers and the average point production. Over his last three games, Morris has averaged 14.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. Because of his recent uptick in production, his ownership percentage has spiked significantly. Still, it's worth checking to see if he's available on the waiver wire. If he is, scoop him up immediately. 

Wings To Add Off The Waiver Wire

SG/SF Bruce Brown, Brooklyn Nets

With Kyrie Irving and now Joe Harris out for the Nets, Bruce Brown can become a much more reliable fantasy option moving forward. He'll likely have more occasions to shoot the ball and slightly increased minutes per game. He’s averaging 26.1 MPG this season and has started 13 of 15 games for Nets this year as a result of Kyrie’s absence. The Nets' offense runs through Kevin Durant and James Harden. However, if Brown keeps playing between 28-33 minutes per game, owners should scoop him off the waiver wire, as he is available in more than 62% of fantasy basketball leagues. Once Harris returns from injury, Brown likely won't have much value so now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity. 

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SG/SF Talen Horton-Tucker, Los Angeles Lakers

Not much to say here is as he’s been unbelievable for the Lakers since he returned from his finger injury. Unfortunately, the window to acquire him from the waiver wire is quite slim now. He is only available in less than 10% of fantasy leagues now. 

SG/SF Cam Reddish, Atlanta Hawks 

Cam Reddish is a great option among available wings this week. He is available in more than two-thirds of all fantasy basketball leagues. What makes him so interesting at the moment is the absence of DeAndre Hunter, who will miss at least the next two months due to a wrist injury. In his absence, both Danillo Gallinari and Reddish will see increased roles on the Hawks’ offense. Reddish, however, is a younger, more athletic option. He's also a player whom the Atlanta Hawks are dedicated to building their franchise around. In contrast, Gallinari is a nice piece that can fit in well with the rotation and offers veteran knowledge. Reddish is someone who has the opportunity to show why he was drafted by the Hawks and was a McDonalds All-American. During Hunter’s absence, Reddish will likely play more minutes and be more productive than Gallinari for the Hawks over the next few months. 

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Bigs To Add Off The Waiver Wire

C Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

The 19-year-old Turkish rookie for the Rockets picked 16th overall is starting to earn his minutes. For a first-year NBA player coming from overseas, he couldn’t have a better scenario because the Rockets are, I’m sorry to say, not going to make the playoffs. They are where the Knicks were two or three years ago. This makes it more probable that the Rockets start playing him for 25+ minutes per contest as the season progresses. Sengun is currently only averaging 18.3 minutes per game, but scoring 8.7 points on 47.1 % shooting from the field. He’s also grabbing 4.6 rebounds and averaging 1.3 steals per game the season. For a 6’10’’ rookie center playing less than 20 minutes per game to produce those numbers is very impressive. He’s currently owned in 48% of all fantasy leagues but is worth picking up. Daniel Theis, another Rockets big man who I recommended in last week’s article, also remains widely available. 

PF/C Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

This is the no-brainer waiver wire pickup of the week. Kevin Love is still available in over 50% of fantasy basketball leagues. In returning from COVID-19, Love remains a productive veteran and the leader of the Cavs when healthy. In his first two games back from the virus, he played less than 22 minutes but scored a minimum of 11 points (Nov. 18, 17 points). If he’s still available in your league (unavailable in 48.5% of leagues), log in and claim him off the waiver wire immediately. He’ll certainly no longer be available in the next few days.

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