There always seems to be a steady number of mid-level guards on the fantasy basketball waiver wire each season. They all can shoot from behind the arc and they all get around 20-25 minutes per game.
However, once and awhile, there is a player that is more than just a one-deminsal star and actually ends up developing into a decent reserve option. A guy that has recently fallen into this category as of late has been SG Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors.
The two-guard is obviously a reliable shooter from behind the arc. He has knocked down 2.7 triples per game this month and even finished with seven three-pointers in a game against the New York Knicks in late December.
Ross has started to make waves with more than his scoring, though. Ross defended superstar SF Paul George of the Indiana Pacers last week and the former Washington standout held George to just 12 points. Ross was very active with his hands and ended up stealing the ball three times in the contest.
The second-year guard showed that he can consistently add steals and his strong defensive play will likely allow him to get more minutes. Ross has also been a very strong rebounder lately, as he is grabbed 3.6 rebounds over his last five games alone.
Ross is owned in just 25.4 percent of ESPN leagues at the moment and he is a great waiver wire addition to take a shot on. He will knock down a handful of triples each game to go along with a couple boards and steals. He won’t lead the team in scoring too often, but he won’t finish with zeros across his stat line too often either.