Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Anthony Parker, Iman Shumpert, more

by Justin "Fensty" Fensterman on April 13, 2012 @ 14:04:23 PDT


For some, this is championship week, while others still have a couple of weeks left in their fantasy basketball season. At this point in the season, especially with a championship on the line, it is still ok to tinker with your team.

If you see value on your waiver wire, do not fear taking a chance on a player that has had a few consistently good fantasy weeks. Just because your current team has taken you this far, you should never be afraid to add someone new to give you that one final push for a championship. Here are some players who you might find on your waiver wire now!

Anthony Parker, Guard-Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers - Even with a sore abdomen, I still trust the aggressiveness of Parker as he has still proven his worth over the last two weeks. His average of almost 13 points and over a steal per game over that time makes him a valuable scoring option. He has shot 50 percent from the field during that stretch and is owned in just four percent of leagues polled.

Still not convinced? Parker will also grab you rebounds and assists, as he has averaged over three of each over the last month. He also has been shooting 40 percent outside the three point arc. The offense will flow through Parker, especially with Kyrie Irving injured.

Lester Hudson, Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers - If you are too concerned with Anthony Parker's injuries, Hudson is another player on the Cavs who has gotten hot lately. In April, Hudson has had multiple 20-point performances and is owned in just 26 percent of leagues polled. In the last two weeks, Hudson has averaged over four rebounds and assists each per game, too.

With the amount of injuries on Cleveland, Hudson has been also grabbing over 25 minutes of playing time. As Parker is healing and back in action, I expect Hudson's playing time to be reduced. Cleveland is not in a playoff race, which could work in Hudson's favor. If he continues shows his scoring potential, he could leave a lasting impression for next year and could salvage more minutes in the Cavs final few games of their season this year.

Gerald Green, Guard-Forward, New Jersey Nets - Since joining the Nets, Green has found his place in the offense, as he has been scoring over 14 points per game while shooting just under 50 percent from the floor over the last month. Green also averaged over a steal per game during that time span and is owned in just 26 percent of leagues polled. Green also can grab you a few rebounds, as he has averaged four per game over the last two weeks. Green has averaged over 24 minutes of playing time per game this season.

Kevin Seraphin, Forward-Center, Washington Wizards - As injuries continue to plague the Wizards, Seraphin has been able to magically put it all together in April. He has averaged over 15 points and seven rebounds per game over the last two weeks. There are games in which Seraphin can pick up a steal for you, but it will not be every game. In terms of blocks, he has you covered as he has averaged over one per game in the last month.

With Andray Blatche out, Seraphin has seen over 32 minutes of playing time per game over the last few weeks. The most comforting fact about Seraphin is that he has been shooting over 55 percent from the floor, making him a must have. There is still time to grab Seraphin, as he is owned in just 32 percent of leagues polled.

Iman Shumpert, Guard, New York Knicks - If you are looking for a completely defensive minded guard to help you win your steals category in your league, Shumpert has not only averaged two steals per game over the last few weeks, but he ranks fifth overall in steals averaging just under two steals per game this season. Shumpert is also not afraid to shoot: He is averaging over 14 points per game over the last few weeks and shooting 45 percent from the floor.

Shumpert has also made over two three's per game and is shooting just under 45 percent from beyond the arc. He is owned in just 41 percent of leagues polled and has averaged almost 38 minutes of playing time. Knicks coach Mike Woodson has been starting him consistently, as the they have gone small with their lineup due to Amare Stoudemire's ongoing back issues.

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About Justin "Fensty" Fensterman

Fensterman covers fantasy basketball for KFFL and joined the team in 2012. He is a Sports Radio Producer on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio channel, the first channel dedicated solely to fantasy sports. An avid fantasy basketball player, Fensty's biggest accomplishment in the fantasy sports world was in 2004 when he had an undefeated season in a Yahoo! Sports Fantasy NBA league and was ranked in the top 30 among all players in the world.

A native from Oyster Bay, NY, Fensty left New York to study Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington D.C. in 2005. Fensty has previously worked for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, MTV and News 12: Long Island.

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