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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds: Week 20

Folks, the time has arrived. It is time for the Fantasy Basketball playoffs. What got us here is not just the superstar players we drafted. The most important part is playing the waiver wire. It is key in every fantasy sport, but even more so for basketball. With that being said, the fantasy playoffs start tomorrow and there are fewer than 20 games left to be played for teams.

This is when NBA teams start getting eliminated and their key players get their minutes cut for rest purposes or just checked out for the rest of the season. The common thing in all fantasy sports is that players you would least expect will help you capture a championship. Two guards and a forward kick off our Wavier Wire adds for the playoffs. Let’s win!

NBA Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Adds

Dalano Banton , G – Portland Trailblazers (37% rostered)

If I said I knew who this was, I would be called a liar. Dalano Banton has come alive in the past few games. In fact, in his last six games, Banton has seen 28 or more fantasy points in all but one of those games. He is rostered in just 37% of leagues and with the Blazers done for the season, this is a league winner. Recently, Banton has averaged 34.1 fantasy ppg. This crushes his season average of just 12.8 fantasy ppg. With consecutive games of over 43 fantasy points, Banton is the sneakiest add on the Waiver Wire this week. A scorer of double-digits in seven of his last ten games, Banton deserves respect and a roster spot on your team right in time for the playoffs.

Isaac Okoro, SG/G/SF/F – Cleveland Cavaliers (54% rostered)

First, Isaac Okoro has been the definition of consistency in the last handful of games. Okoro averages just 22.1 fantasy ppg on the season and has not been viewed much as an offensive weapon. With that being said, Okoro has stepped up his play in not only his last four games but for the past MONTH. At 39 fantasy ppg the past four games and 30.15 the past month, Okoro is catching stride at the right time. The Cavaliers are banged up with Max Strus and Donovan Mitchell missing time.

Till Strus returns, Okoro will be in the starting lineup. Unquestionably, Okoro has found himself living on the Waiver Wire all year. Not being an offensive weapon would do that. Even with that, since the All-Star break, Okoro has shot 43% from behind the arc and 52% from the field. Without a doubt, the wildest things are the reason people win fantasy championships and Isaac Okoro has a chance to be a part of that.

Jake LaRavia, F – Memphis Grizzlies (38% rostered)

The Grizzlies season ended when Ja Morant went down for the season. After that, Desmond Bane and Marcus Smart also got hurt. It was a lost season for the organization. The injuries have been so bad that Jake LaRavia got his first career NBA start on Sunday. A deserving start as the LaRavia had 37, 50.5, and 40 fantasy points in the three previous games. The depletion of the roster is letting players such as Jake LaRavia make an impact in both real basketball and fantasy basketball. He is also rostered in just 38% of Fantrax leagues. Currently averaging over 50 fantasy ppg in his last three games, the hot hand is going to get you a deep run in the Fantasy Basketball playoffs.

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