Fantasy Basketball: Top Waiver-Wire Adds for Friday, February 21st

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Giannis Antetkounmpo

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It doesn’t matter if you can’t spell the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s name, as long as you can can find him on the waiver-wire, that’s all that matters.

In today’s edition of “All Wired Up”, I’ll delve into the fantasy strengths of potential waiver wire gold like Antetokounmpo and the Denver Nuggets’ Timofey Mozgov.

» Giannis Antetokounmpo, SG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks (2.4 percent owned on 

11 points (4-7 FG, 4-5 FT), 1 three-pointer, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 0 turnovers vs Denver Nuggets.

I’ve been on the Greek Freak bandwagon from very early on.  I wrote last month about his super-high potential for dynasty leagues.  And maybe, just maybe, he’s starting to turn the corner in 2013-14.

Maybe Antetokounmpo gained confidence by participating the Skills Challenge and the Rising Stars game in New Orleans for All-Star Weekend.  Because in the two games since NBA play resumed, Antetokounmpo has produced some really intriguing fantasy lines.

He only averaged 9.5 points, but it’s the other fantasy categories in which his value lies.  He’s added 1.0 three-pointer, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks, numbers which are downright nasty.

If you hadn’t guessed from my article on Danny Green yesterday, I’m a big fan of players who can give you over a steal, a block and a three-pointer per game.  And coincidentally, Antetokounmpo has the ability and potential to be one of those guys.  Throw in the rebounds and handy assist numbers and you have a player who contributes in almost all nine categories.

There will be some lean nights, but the upside is undeniable.  He could very well be the future in Milwaukee and with nothing to play for this year, there’s no reason he doesn’t continue getting upward of 25 minutes a game.

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