In his first start in the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers PG Tony Wroten recorded an unexpected triple-double. The rookie ended last Wednesday’s game with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists and quickly caught the eye of the fantasy basketball world.
The guard filled in for fellow rookie point guard, Michael Carter-Williams, who has been sidelined with a bruised arch in his foot. Wroten has turned in a couple sensational performances in the absence of MCW and has shown that he has something to offer the fantasy world. In his three starts last week, Wroten posted 19.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 6.3 dimes. He has over 18 points in each start and even received a staggering 38 minutes.
Despite his strong showing, many owners were hesitant about adding the point guard off the wire last week. Most thought he was a one-hit wonder and that he wouldn’t be a starting point guard very long. Recent reports, though, have MCW sitting out all of this week as well. Wroten will be at the point for at least another scoring period, which will make him a decent sleeper play throughout the week.
Wroten won’t be a long-term starter by any means, but he is at least worth owning for one more week in fantasy. He will get full control of the offense until MCW returns and the backup point guard will be a cheap way to fill the box score. If you are looking for a temporary point guard to take a shot on this week, then add Wroten of the waiver wire as soon as possible.