February 10, 2021, 4:22 am
Tuesday night featured a seven-game slate with some high-powered offense and some guys worth taking a look at on the waiver wire. Let’s take a look at those potential options!
John Toscano-Anderson, F, Golden State Warriors
With James Wiseman (wrist) and Kevon Looney (ankle) out, the Warriors are looking to play bigger and more defensive-minded, so Toscano-Anderson makes the most sense if they want to win games. He played 27 minutes on Tuesday night and scored 11 points on 5-of-14 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. He could be a deeper formats target regardless, but he has top-120 potential for the time being while two of the primary big men are out for the Warriors. Give him a look in 12-plus team formats.
Joe Ingles, F, Utah Jazz
Ingles has been in this section before and there is no doubt that he will be here again. Mike Conley could miss another game or two with hamstring tightness which will amplify Ingles’ value, but he should be rostered in all formats regardless as his role with this team is prominent. On Tuesday night, he put up 24 points on 5-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc and 9-of-10 shooting from the stripe. He added three rebounds and six assists to the box score. He should be rostered everywhere!
Mason Plumlee, C, Detroit Pistons
This is more of a disclaimer that if Plumlee is not owned in any league larger than eight teams there must be some kind of mistake. He is putting up top-100 value on the season and proved why that is on Tuesday night when he had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a win over the Nets. He also added two steals and three blocks to the stat sheet. He will see plenty of opportunities on the dreadful team that is the Pistons, so make sure he is rostered in your league and grab him immediately if he somehow is not.
Jae’sean Tate, F, Houston Rockets
Tate is sitting around top-150 value in 9-cat formats on the season and should be able to remain around that range at least while Christian Wood is out. He is seeing 26 minutes per game over his last eight games and has put up top-100 value in 9-cat formats over that span. On Tuesday night, he put up 13 points and seven rebounds on 6-of-9 shooting in 29 minutes. He should be rostered in standard formats as he seems to have carved out a permanent role in the Rockets rotation.
Josh Hart, G, New Orleans Pelicans
The rebounding-machine that is Josh Hart went off with 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in a win over the Rockets on Tuesday night. He played a team-high 40 minutes and shot 8-of-16 from the field with three triples and three assists. Although the bulk of his value comes from rebounding at the guard position, he contributes in other categories and is a lock for top-150 value in 9-cat formats. Grab Hart in standard formats as his role with the Pelicans is defined and he is a solid source for rebounds and triples.
Eric Paschall, F/C, Golden State Warriors
Paschall is a streaky scorer and he was on fire on Tuesday night. He put up 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc. Due to the inconsistency of his play, it is tough to warrant picking him up in anything less than 18-plus team formats as his primary value comes from points and field goal percentage. However, he could offer some more value short-term while Kevon Looney and James Wiseman are out.
Grant Williams, F, Boston Celtics
Over the last two weeks, Williams is seeing tremendous value in triples, blocks and efficiency numbers as his minutes have soared above 22 per game. Although this is likely due to the fact that Marcus Smart is out and Williams has a similar style, he is still a key role player on the Celtics and could warrant holding in 16-plus team formats. Take a flier on Williams if he is floating on the wire in your league.
Saddiq Bey, G/F, Detroit Pistons
The rookie guard shot lights out on Tuesday night in his 21 minutes of action as he did not miss any of his six shot attempts from the field. He scored 15 points and knocked down three triples. He can be labeled a deep-league sharpshooter until other elements of his game start to develop.
Frank Mason III, G, Orlando Magic
Cole Anthony left the game with a shoulder strain, so Mason came in and played 33 minutes since the Magic are already thin at the guard position. He put up 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 4-of-10 shooting. He should be grabbed in all 14-plus team formats as he could become the starter if Anthony is forced to miss time. Take a flier on Mason.