NBA Waiver Wire 1/13

Bogdan Bogdanovic (31% Yahoo!, 14.2% ESPN)

The Kings rotation has been incredibly frustrating this season as they have a multitude of mediocre options across the board with minutes going to any one of them on a given night. However, Bogdanovic appears to have escaped that volatility as he has seen his minutes increase each month of the season. He has gotten more aggressive in his consistent role, significantly increasing both his free-throw attempts and field-goal attempts per game in five games this month. He is mostly a scorer, so know that’s how he provides most of his value, but he appears to be player on the rise.

Holding Steady

Jarrett Jack (14% Yahoo!, 8.2% ESPN)

Jack isn’t the most exciting name available on the waiver wire and many will disregard him in favor of rookie Frank Nikilitina. However, the Knicks have yet to disregard him in the same way as he has averaged 32 minutes per game in five January games. That number is a bit misleading given that one of those games was a double overtime matchup against the Bulls, but Jack continues to be an asset in the points and assists categories. He is a deep league play as his role could slowly decrease until he is no longer fantasy relevant. That said, unlike both Valentine and Bogdanovic, Jack’s only potential direction is to trend down as the season wears on.

Streamer Appeal

Tyrone Wallace (10% Yahoo!, 6.5% ESPN)  

Wallace is a short-term streaming option thanks to the injuries that continue to plague the Clippers rotation with Austin Rivers sidelined and C.J. Williams’ status up in the air heading into the weekend. With two games in three days, there’s a good chance Wallace maintains a solid role in the rotation over the next few days. Though his action has been limited this season and he isn’t likely to be a part of the Clippers rotation long-term, he has produced when given an opportunity. That said, add Wallace as a short-term streaming option or use him today in an effort to gain an advantage in head-to-head matchups.

 

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Dan Marcus

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Dan recently moved to Columbus, Ohio but is a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan. Fantasy baseball was and always will be his favorite fantasy sport, but he also enjoys football and basketball as well.