We featured Brian Roberts PG for the Pelicans as our Waiver Wire Pickup of the Week over last weekend and hope he helps all the Jrue Holiday owners out there. Here are four more little owned waiver wire pickups you should consider in both standard as well as deeper leagues…
C. J. Miles- SG,SF-Cavs – 26% Owned- Looking for points, steals, and 3-pointers? Look no further than C.J. Miles, former 2nd round pick of the Utah Jazz. Miles has averaged 21 points over the last five games and earlier this month, on Jan. 7th, Miles knocked down a franchise record 10 3-pointers in a game vs the 76ers and tallied a season-high 34 points for the game. He is a streaky player but should be ridden for as long as he stays hot.
#0 C. J. Miles’ hot streak makes him a must add this week. Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images
Mo Williams- PG,SG-Trailblazers- 18% Owned- In deeper leagues, Williams, after announcing his intentions to opt out of his contract ( but choosing to stay with Portland), has been on a mini-streak of his own. In his last five games he has averaged 12.6 points, 5.8 assists, 2 3-pointers, and 1.6 steals all off the bench. Williams can help in multiple categories and might be playing even harder while he auditions in front of the Trailblazer bigwigs in the hopes of remaining with Portland at ever more than his current $2.7 million.
Iman Shumpert-SG,SF-Knicks- 30% Owned- The former 1st round pick (17th overall) in the 2011 draft, with trade rumors circling around the press for most of the first third of the season, found himself under-performing. He came out of his season long funk while the Knicks were on their three-team Texas swing in the first week of January. After lighting it up on the road, Shump came back to the garden and found himself playing a career-high 43 minutes in the game vs the Heat last week. Starting on Jan. 2nd vs the Spurs, Shumpert has averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 3.1 3-pointers over his last six. We don’t look for him to sustain these averages but now that the trade rumors have dissipated, he could have less of a fall-off.
#21 Iman Shumpert has averaged 14.3 points a game over his last 6, while scoring a combined 53 points in 2 games vs the Spurs & Rockets earlier this month. Barton Silverman/The New York Times.
Jeremy Lamb-SG,SF-Thunder-15% Owned- This is a no-brainer. With Russell Westbrook not due to return until mid February, the former UCONN Husky has and will continue to see extra minutes. Over his last 10 games, Lamb has scored in double-digits in five of them and missed having that number climb to 8 by finishing three games with 9. He too will get you some steals and threes but can also average 3-4 rebounds and assists per game. Perfect for a roster addition at least until Westbrook takes over the starting PG role again.