We’re at that point in the 2009-10 NBA fantasy basketball season where you’re either knee-deep in your playoff race, or you’re gearing up for the final run.
No matter where you’re at, there’s still a good chance that injuries or poor play on your roster have you looking for some help on your league’s waiver wire, or for a general upgrade.
The five guys in this article may be small names or different from your normal fantasy stud, but they all can serve a purpose on the right roster. Terrence Williams making this article despite his team only having seven wins on the season; now those are some interesting NBA Odds.
Read on for the final 2009-10 edition of fantasy waiver wire, as we take a look at the best bets that are available in 50 percent or more of all Yahoo! Sports leagues.
Brandon Rush, G/F, Indiana Pacers (Available in 62% of leagues)
Rush may have garnered mixed reviews for much of the season, as he has just 9.3 points per game on the season, but his recent string of solid play should be turning some heads.
He’s been a constant staple in Indiana’s starting lineup for over two months, and has put up at least 13 points in four out of his last five games.
He’s not normally a game-breaker, but he gets solid minutes and is scoring at a decent rate. Lean on him if you need some guard/forward help, as he could potentially get even more play down the stretch.
Francisco Garcia, G/F, Sacramento Kings (74%)
Garcia has slowly been working his way back from injury and has only been active for 18 games all season, so despite some inconsistent play of late, he could still be a potentially solid find near the end of the season.
He has scored in double figures in seven of his last 12 games, however, and has now found himself back in the starting lineup, averaging 36 minutes per game in his last two games, and at least 11 shot attempts in three straight.
Garcia may not be “top of the line” right now, but he could quickly become a hot pick-up.
Jonas Jerebko, F, Detroit Pistons (75%)
It’s time for fantasy owners to come out of the dark and realize Jerebko’s solid fantasy value. He’s not a game-breaker and isn’t likely to top 20+ points very often, but he’s a solid all-around player and can help pick-up the pieces if your roster is hurting in several areas.
He’s been in Detroit’s starting lineup for most of the season, regularly gets 20+ minutes, and has scored at least nine points in eight consecutive games, including two 16+ point games.
Jerebko is far from just being about scoring, however, as he is also a solid rebounder, regularly shoots solid percentages, and can even offer some three-point field goals when he’s on top of his game.
Terrence Williams, G/F, New Jersey Nets (79%)
It’s hard to find anything great to talk about in New Jersey these days, but Williams is turning out to be one of the great gems in a horrible losing season.
He’s found himself in the starting lineup for the past three games (check his status), and has registered at least nine points and seven rebounds in each game during that span.
Williams has shown some longevity with his solid role over the past month, as well, as he has scored less than 10 points in just two games in all of March. Throw him into your pack of misfits and watch him impress in the final few weeks of the season.
Reggie Williams, F, Golden State Warriors (87%)
There’s no telling how long Williams will be able to keep producing at the rate he has been, or when/if his minutes will take a sudden dive, but for now he’s a very solid addition to any fantasy roster.
After seeing sporadic action earlier in March, he’s put together a run of four straight games with at least 30 logged minutes, and has scored 15+ points in four straight games, including games of 22 and 29 points.
He’s shooting outstanding percentages and has been active on the boards, while even handing out at least two assists over the past four games. Ride the hype while it lasts.