The 2015-16 NBA regular season is winding down, and the fantasy basketball playoffs are approaching. The pool of usable players on the waiver wire in your league is surely small, but some well-placed additions can still make a difference right now.
Over the last 11 games, since Marc Gasol was declared out for the season with a broken foot, Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green is averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 assists per game. Over the last two games, including a start against the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night in place of Zach Randolph (rest), Green is averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Widening things back out to the last four games, Green has at least 15 points three times in that span.
Green should continue to see plenty of playing time, with Randolph likely to have an occasional rest game, Chris Anderson (shoulder) banged up, Ryan Hollins unlikely to take on big minutes and Gasol of course out. He won’t contribute much as a perimeter shooter (0-for-5 from beyond the arc over the last three games), but otherwise Green looks like a good multi-category contributor as long as he’s getting solid minutes.
If you’re hanging on to an injured or underachieving player at the end of your fantasy bench, Green is a solid way to fill that spot for a late-season run. He’s not guaranteed starter material, but Green is worth adding to find out if he can be useful. If nothing else, making that move would keep Green away from your competitors over the rest of the season.
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