- C Jakub Poeltl (Toronto Raptors): Poeltl is quietly having a solid season coming off the Toronto bench this season. He isn’t one you want to consistently play in your starting lineup due to his modest twenty minutes per game average, but when he does play, he’ll grab boards, and he is crucial when it comes to accumulating blocks. Barring any injury, Poeltl is not a ‘must add,’ but he is intriguing when it comes to adding depth down low.
- C/PF Montreal Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers): Harrell is starting to grab attention when it comes to his scoring ability, as well as proving he is difficult to defend (particularly for the average role player coming off the bench). Harrell has seen over twenty minutes his last two outings, and it is likely he will see an upwards of 20-25 MPG as Los Angeles closes out their regular season. He’s another guy that isn’t a ‘must add,’ but if your team needs depth down low as it enters the postseason, he’s not a bad option.
- PG Emmanuel Mudiay (New York Knicks): Mudiay has stepped up, and looks to have secured the starting PG spot for the Knicks for the remainder of the season. While starting off modestly, his last two starts saw him score in double figures, including his most recent contest where he put up an impressive stat line of 20 pts, 7 asts, and 2 blks. If Mudiay had better rebounding ability, one could even argue he could see a triple double or two down the line, regardless, he’s a solid guard to add to any roster at this point.
- C Kelly Olynk (Miami Heat): Olynk returned from a six game absence (shoulder), and while he still seems to be trying to find his form, the fact he immediately saw 25 minutes is a good tell sign that he’s in to see a good bulk of minutes down the stretch as Miami competes for a playoff spot in the East. If Olynk can prove he’s fully healthy, he can provide solid fantasy production off the bench, as starting C Hassan Whiteside will see games where he plays less than thirty minutes. It will be these games in particular where Olynk’s value will be at its’ peak.
G Andrew Harrison (Memphis Grizzlies): If Harrison is still available, he is a ‘must add.’ He’s been one of the consistent pieces in the Memphis offense all season, and the league is starting to take note. He is consistently seeing around thirty minutes per game, and while sometimes having an ‘off-night,’ he’s usually reliable to count on at least solid scoring production, averaging 17 ppg in his last four contests.