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Mid-week fantasy basketball waiver wire targets

Malik Beasley should be one of the most sought-after waiver wire targets this week. We go over some options on the fantasy basketball waiver wire.

Minnesota Timberwolves guards D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley talk in the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.  Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve made it to Week 20 of the NBA season and time is winding down for you to upgrade your fantasy basketball roster. Here are some mid-week waiver wire candidates you should to consider adding:

Malik Beasley, SG, MIN (48.8 percent owned on ESPN)

Beasley has been given the opportunity to prove he can be a capable scorer with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and has been excelling as a starter. He often found himself shortchanged in the Denver Nuggets’ rotation but is logging more 33 minutes per game since being traded. Beasley is averaging 22.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest while shooting 43.3% from deep through 10 appearances with the Timberwolves. He and D’Angelo Russell will be Minnesota’s primary source of offense while Karl-Anthony Towns is out with a fracture wrist. It’s hard to see his impact dropping anytime soon.

Shake Milton, PG, PHI (49.1 percent)

Milton burst onto the scene when he erupted for a career-high 39 points against the Toronto Raptors this week and has been playing around 33 minutes per game since Ben Simmons injured his back. The Philadelphia 76ers have been vague about when Simmons will return to the lineup, so expect to see Milton get a boost in productivity for a while. Milton will have the ball a ton and Tobias Harris is the team’s only consistent scoring option at the moment.

Terrence Ross, SG/SF, ORL (56.7 percent)

Ross is on a bit of a scoring tear and has tallied at least 21 points and four rebounds in four of his last five games. Even if he’s second to Evan Fournier on the depth chart, he’s getting plenty of minutes on the wing. He gets a lot of looks from behind the arc and converts his chances at a solid rate as well. Ross has a high floor for a bench player and can steal the show on any given night.