• Last week we counted down the top five draft busts of the year. Now that the salt has been rubbed into the wound, we look on the brighter this week with our top waiver wire additions of the year in the second part of our special edition of The Wire.

    Picking unknown gold off of the wire is an incredible feeling. Knowing that you were the first guy in your league to ever pick up a guy like Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gobert or a Robert Covington makes you feel like a real fantasy pro. Heck, in my league we even go as far as declaring those players as our sons as we cheer them on like a proud parent. When nobody wanted him or believed in him, we did. We get insulted by lowball offers for our children and laugh in the face of those who will only be able to pry them from our cold dead hands! We hold them tight, we feed them, we bathe them and we nourish them until they blossom into a fantasy cash cow. They say don’t marry or fall in love with your fantasy players but my philosophy is different. When you find the one, treat him well… Or another man will!

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    And now we count down our top-10 waiver-wire adds of the year!

Fantasy News

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Juan Hernangomez was back in action on Friday after undergoing core surgery in May.

    Hernangomez did not do much in his 20 minutes of action in Spain's exhibition against the US on Friday but at least he has recovered from his surgery. He is entering a contract year but it will be difficult for him to get much playing time with the Nuggets at full health. He played only 8.4 minutes per game over the last two months of last season.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum's intent is to increase his scoring this season according to Keith Smith.

    Tatum has been working on being stronger with the ball, drawing fouls and finishing through contact which should result in an increase in free throws, points and efficiency. He was already a top-60 player in only his second year in the league by providing a little bit of everything from a fantasy perspective and should only continue to grow going into his third season.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Daulton Hommes
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs have signed rookie Daulton Hommes.

    This is likely a camp deal for Hommes as the Spurs already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The NABC Division II Player of the Year averaged 8.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.4 triples and 1.0 threes in in 17.7 minutes for the Bucks in summer league action. He is unlikely to play in the NBA this season.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    In the NBATV broadcast on Friday night, Marcus Smart said he is "100% confident" that his health won't be an issue to start the World Cup.

    With the news of PJ Tucker having to drop out due to an ankle injury, it's good to see Smart won't have to do the same. His presence will be a key factor on defense for Team USA.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Patty Mills
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Patty Mills scored 20 points along with three rebounds, four assists and four treys in 24 minutes in Australia's 70-90 loss to Canada in Friday's World Cup exhibition game.

    Mills lead Australia in scoring in their first World Cup exhibition game. With Dejounte Murray returning this coming season from injury and Derrick White's rise, Mills is only a deep-league player at best in 2019-20. Fellow countryman Joe Ingles scored 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.

    Source: FIBA

  • Jaylen Adams
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Bucks are signing Jaylen Adams to compete in training camp.

    Adams has his work cut out for him to make the roster as Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and Frank Mason are already securely ahead of him. He is likely to return to the G-League and is not a fantasy target this coming season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jarell Martin
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jarell Martin has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Cavs.

    Martin only played 7.8 minutes per game with the Magic last season in 42 games. If he can manage to stick on the roster, he can stretch the floor, as he averaged 35.1 percent from three last season. Martin is only a streaming option at best if their frontcourt is decimated by injuries, especially if Kevin Love has another injury-plagued season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker has withdrawn from consideration for Team USA's Wold Cup roster due to a minor left ankle issue.

    Tucker has twisted his ankle twice in the last several days and he is taking a side of caution to let it completely heal before going into training camp with the Rockets next month. Tucker is one of the most durable players in the league as he has played at least 78 games in the past seven NBA seasons. You can expect more of the same from Tucker next season, as he averaged 7.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks last season.

    Source: ESPN

  • Guerschon Yabusele
    PF, International

    Guerschon Yabusele has signed with Nanjing Tongxi of the CBA according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportsnado.

    Yabusele will return to China where he last played for the Shanghai Sharks. He failed to prove much during his short stint with the Celtics after being taken 16th overall in 2016. It will take a big season and leap in development for him to regain interest from NBA teams.

    Source: Sportando

  • Shabazz Muhammad
    F, International

    Shabazz Muhammad has locked in a deal to play for Chinese CBA club, the Shenzen Leopards.

    Muhammad was initially linked to the Shanxi Brave Dragons, but ultimately inked a deal with the Leopards. He has a shot at making a splash in the Chinese League as a high-volume scorer for his team.

    Source: Sportando on Twitter