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In-Season Strategy: Post-Deadline Waiver Wire Targets

Alex Barutha

Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.

The trade deadline provided no shortage of entertainment, as the Cavaliers essentially dispersed half their team across the league in a fairly unprecedented mid-season reboot. There were also some non-moves despite widespread trade rumors, most notably Tyreke Evans and Marcus Smart. Overall, Id like to think it lived up to the hype.

Featured below are some players who I think lose and gain significant fantasy value as a result of trade. Per usual, I try to make sure everyone I cover is around, but mostly below, 50 percent owned. So players like Isaiah Thomas, Brook Lopez, Rodney Hood, etc. wont be included here.


Derrick Rose, Free Agent (23 percent owned)
I was surprised to learn Rose was even 23 percent owned considering hes been the 299th-ranked player this season, playing a shade over 19 minutes per game. He was traded to the Jazz and subsequently released Thursday, with his next move presumably s

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