Keonte George, Grant Williams headline 6 discount wire targets

Grizzlies forward GG Jackson is average 16.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last 10 games.

Week 19 brings a straightforward schedule with all teams playing three or four games. While there aren't any massive schedule advantages to exploit, there's still no shortage of impressive targets on the discount wire. Let's highlight six of the top targets still in at least half of Yahoo leagues.


Marvin Bagley III, Washington Wizards (51% available)

After trading Daniel Gafford to the Mavericks, the Wizards are without a center position. They acquired Richaun Holmes in the deal, but he hasn't played much since joining the team. The Wizards have turned to Bagley to start at center, and he has a clear path to holding that role for the remainder of the season.

Over the past three games, Bagley is averaging 11.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks. In the six games in which he has played at least 30 minutes this season, he has contributed 18.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. This may be the last call to draft him before he is drafted into more than half of Yahoo leagues.


Nick Richards, Charlotte Hornets (54% available)

Richards' availability in many of these leagues continues to be confusing. Mark Williams won't be available anytime soon (again). The Hornets dealt PJ Washington at the trade deadline but held on to Richards. Even if they add Grant Williams, Richards will see very little playing time at center.

We've already seen what Richards can do in a starting role. In 33 games as a starter this season, he is averaging 10.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He is also having a very efficient season, shooting 69.0% from the field. Bagley may have the upper hand, but Richards is a more attractive center to add.

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Keonte George, Utah Jazz (55% available)

The Jazz are balancing their run for a playoff spot by giving their young players more opportunities. After trading Kelly Olynyk, Simone Fontecchio and Ochai Agbaji, they opened up more minutes for Taylor Hendricks. They decided to move Kris Dunn to the second unit and replace him with point guard George.

Since taking over for Dunn, George has averaged 16.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.8 3-pointers in four games. He logged at least 29 minutes in all four contests. While his 39.4% shooting from the field this season is a big letdown, George can still put up enough numbers worth adding.


GG Jackson II, Memphis Grizzlies (59% available)

If there's one plus for all the Grizzlies' injuries, it's that they've been able to give some young players extra minutes. Jackson has thrived in an expanded role, averaging 16.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers over the past 10 games. He wasn't very efficient, though, shooting 43.5% from the field and 63.3% from the charity stripe.

The Grizzlies declared Desmond Payne (ankle) will be out for at least another three to five weeks on Thursday, while Marcus Smart (finger) will be out for at least another three weeks. We won't be seeing either player again this season. The team is out of the playoff hunt, so look for them to continue to give Jackson more opportunities. The Grizzlies play four games over the next two weeks, adding to Jackson's appeal.


D'Andre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks (65% available)

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After a recent knee injury that limited Hunter's playing time, the Hawks were the first to return to the floor. Those restrictions began to slip as he logged 28 minutes in each of the past two games.

Even back in action, Hunter is averaging 18.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games. For those looking for assists and defensive stats, Hunter won't be much help moving forward. Still, he's a great option for those who need a boost in points and 3-pointers.


Grant Williams, Charlotte Hornets (68% available)

Of the players the Hornets acquired at the trade deadline, Trey Mann made the most headlines. He excelled at point guard, leading the team to some unexpected victories. In four games, he averaged 18.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 3-pointers.

Williams seems to be very comfortable with his new team. With Washington no longer in the picture, Williams has logged at least 27 minutes in all four games. He's shot at least 37.2% in each of the past three seasons, so he could provide value down the stretch as he's likely to get plenty of minutes.

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