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Waiver Wire Pickups Podcast — Week 2

by Matt Stroup
Updated On: December 29, 2020, 9:11 am ET

After an electric start to the season — 44 and 28 points in his first two games while shooting 58.3 percent from the field — Ja Morant came down with what appeared to be a vicious ankle sprain on Monday night. 

While we await a Tuesday MRI (X-rays revealed no fracture, according to Adrian Wojnarowski), it's time to consider picking up Tyus Jones, who was not great as a starter last season (8.8 ppg, 6.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.8 3s in six games), but was much better in a starting role in 2018-19: 10.8 ppg, 7.5 apg, 1.5 spg and 0.8 3s in 23 starts.

On the latest episode of the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast, Steve Alexander joins me to discuss the outlook for Jones and for Naz Reid, who gets a chance to play extended minutes after a wrist injury to Karl-Anthony Towns.

Beyond just injury replacements, we also break down a wide range of season-long options, including Kyle Anderson (probably already gone in your league) and Luguentz Dort, who went off for a career-high 26 points on Monday night. 

You can check out the full episode right here, or in the embedded player below:


Matt Stroup

Matt Stroup covers basketball, football and sometimes baseball for NBC Sports Edge — and has covered eight Olympics as a TV writer for NBC. An avid fantasy player and rabid Atlanta sports fan since the 1990s, he would golf, bowl and play pickup basketball 365 days a year if it was acceptable. You can follow him on Twitter @MattStroup