The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of rosters could potentially be changing, which would open up – and potentially close up – opportunities for a lot of guys. For Week 14 of the Fantasy Basketball season, it’s time to take a look at the top waiver wire adds and streaming options. Staying hip to all of the news around the NBA will help you stay ahead of your league mates and ahead of the competition. Let's dive into our top waiver wire adds of the week.


Fantasy Basketball Top Waiver Wire Adds

Wendell Carter Jr., Orlando Magic (67% Yahoo!)

One of the most added players of the past week has been Wendell Carter Jr. despite only being back for three games. They have been fantastic games, though, scoring 17+ points, is coming off a 25-point double-double and has played 24 and 26 minutes, which has been the highest number since originally getting hurt. Carter was a starter before his injury and over the last few games, we’ve seen the Magic remove Moritz Wagner from the rotation and use both Carter and Goga Bitadze. It’s only a matter of time before Carter returns to the starting lineup.

Brandon Miller, Charlotte Hornets (50% Yahoo!)

After a two-game absence, Miller returned this past weekend and had two fantastic games in a row, which makes things very interesting on the fantasy front for the rookie. He played 35 minutes in back-to-back games and had 23 and 24 points, seven and nine rebounds and chipped in in the stocks categories as well. His life will be a lot easier playing alongside LaMelo Ball and we saw that against the Spurs.

Luke Kennard, Memphis Grizzlies (30% Yahoo!)

With everything that’s happened in Memphis in terms of injuries, it’s forced Luke Kennard into a prominent ball-handling role, and with nothing in sight when it comes to a Derrick Rose return, there’s no reason to think Kennard doesn’t continue to have this type of role. He’s now topped 29 minutes in five straight games and has scored 10+ points, 2+ rebounds, and 2+ assists in all five. Over the Grizzlies' last five games, Kennard’s potential assists per game are up to seven and he’s making the third most passes per game on his team. Not to mention, he’s made multiple threes in seven straight. He’s a very solid add-in point and roto leagues. 

Fantasy Basketball Week 14 Streaming Options

Patrick Williams, Chicago Bulls (27% Yahoo!)

With the news that Zach LaVine is going to miss some time, it could be worth taking a look at Patrick Williams for streaming purposes and if LaVine is dealt with before returning, it could turn into a long-term add. The 2020 fourth-overall pick entered the starting lineup with LaVine absent and he played 27 minutes, scoring 15 points, grabbing five rebounds, and having three steals/blocks combined. He made three three’s and is shooting 41.5% from deep, so he has ratio value as well.

Jabari Walker, Portland Trail Blazers (25% Yahoo!)

The Trailblazers are incredibly popular trade targets with Jerami Grant and Malcolm Brogdon potentially on the move and that doesn’t hurt Walker long term. Right now, Shaedon Sharpe is out and that has put Walker in the starting lineup. His activity on the glass is very impressive as he’s notched eight or more rebounds in three of four and 12+ in two of them. He’s played 29+ minutes in four straight games and has been scoring too notching 11+ in three of four. If one of Brogdon or Grant are traded, Walker could continue to stick in the starting lineup. He’s a streaming option until Sharpe returns or the trade deadline comes and goes.

Mason Plumlee, Los Angeles Clippers (24% Yahoo!)

With Ivica Zubac scheduled to miss around three more weeks, possibly more, it’s likely going to be Mason Plumlee’s job moving forward. The switch from Daniel Theis to Plumlee last time out and we saw Plumlee play 28 minutes. He’s a very good fantasy producer when he’s given extended run and we saw last year, across 79 games, he nearly averaged a double-double with three assists and over one block/steal.

Marvin Bagley III, Washington Wizards (54% Yahoo!)

Daniel Gafford is back on Sunday, but it’s hard to ignore what Marvin Bagley did in the two games he’s played for Washington in. He played 36+ minutes in each start and had 20-point double-doubles in each. He’s always been a good offensive player, but isn’t good on the other end of the floor. Bagley is someone to monitor because we don’t know what his role is going to be with Gafford back. If he starts playing over Gafford, which is unlikely due to Gafford’s extension he just signed, then he’s worth rostering. Just monitor how they deploy Bags over the next few games.