Week 21 of the NBA season and time time to evaluate mid-week waiver wire candidates to enhance your fantasy basketball roster. Here are some targets you should to consider adding:
Derrick White, PG, SAS (44.6 percent owned on ESPN)
San Antonio Spurs starter Dejounte Murray is out with a calf strain, which means White will fill in at point guard. He stuffed the stats sheet while playing a season-high 35 minutes in a win against the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week — posting 14 points, seven rebound, nine assists, two steals, and four blocks. White can do it all, and now he’ll get a heavier workload and the opportunity to show how valuable he can be when running an offense.
Duncan Robinson, SG/SF, MIA (44.3 percent)
Robinson has been on a scoring tear as of late and has made at least seven three-pointers in each of his last three contests. Only one of his made field goals during that stretch hasn’t been from behind the arc, but that’s not all he’s been providing. He’s also been rebounding at a solid rate consistently notching more than 30 minutes per game. The Miami Heat are encouraging him to shoot whenever he can, and he’s doing just that.
Norman Powell, SG/SF, TOR (54.3 percent)
Powell returned from a nine-game absence caused by a broken finger in late-February and has been lighting it up since then. Although he suffered an ankle sprain this week, he should be returning any day. Powell is averaging 28 points per contest on 52.7% shooting in the five complete games he’s played since returning from his finger injury. The Toronto Raptors have given him the green light, and he should continue to have get the benefit of the doubt until he cools off significantly. Upcoming games against poor defensive teams like the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors bode well for his production in the near future.