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Jonathan Kuminga's increased role inside the Golden State Warriors offense has not yet caused a frenzied dash to the fantasy basketball waiver wire.
The forward is rostered in 6 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues as of Monday morning, per FantasyPros. That number should rise as fantasy players give him more attention.
The 2021 first-round draft pick produced 25 points in 26 minutes in Friday's blowout win over the Chicago Bulls. He followed that up with 19 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Golden State needs Kuminga to chip in off the bench to provide some depth behind Kevon Looney in the frontcourt with Draymond Green out injured.
Kuminga's minutes over the past four games prove that head coach Steve Kerr is willing to give the rookie a chance to prove his worth off the bench.
Golden State plays four games in the next week. The first matchup is against the Detroit Pistons, who lack a true difference-maker in the paint. Kuminga's breakout game could come in that game Tuesday since it is the only one in its time window.
The favorable matchup against Isaiah Stewart and the Pistons alone is reason for a waiver-wire pickup. Kuminga's stock should only rise as the week goes on if his production remains the same.
Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2952515-fantasy-basketball-2022-players-to-target-for-nba-week-13269