NBA Waiver Wire: Week 2 Look-Ahead
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 2 Look-Ahead

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

The season is underway! Every team has now played at least one game, so we can finally start making roster moves based on real, actual, meaningful information – no more "best shape of his life and he spent the offseason learning how to shoot 70 percent from three while riding a unicycle" preseason noise.

The first week of waiver moves is a critical time – but remember, your roster's success or failure will be determined as much by the moves you don't make as the ones you do. Do not drop Jamal Murray just because he has a bad game on opening night. There are a lot of high-value players that are probably available in your league, and you'll need to act quickly and decisively to take advantage, but don't overreact, and don't panic.

The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them.

This article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues. That said, especially this early in the season, there are a lot of valuable players who are widely available but miss that cut-off. I won't go into depth on those guys, but I'll include them below in the appropriate order.

Larry Nance (76 percent owned), George Hill (18 percent owned), Cedi Osman (57 percent owned), Cavaliers
Next week's schedule: BKN, at DET, IND
Nance, Hill, Osman, and Hart (below) are all stop-reading-this-article-and-go-add-them-now level values. Hill is a quality starting point guard – he's an efficient shooter and a decent source

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.
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