Week 19 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Kent Bazemore Seizing New Role With Warriors

Last Updated: May 7, 2021

Kev Mahserejian offers up his Week 19 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers, and his NBA Week 19 Sleeper Picks might include waiver-wire pickups who’ve fallen through the cracks into free agency. Roster percentages refer to figures from Yahoo! Sports fantasy basketball leagues.

Week 19 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers

Kent Bazemore, SG/SF, Golden State Warriors (14% rostered)

Kelly Oubre (wrist) is probably out for the rest of the season due to ligament damage and a fracture in his wrist. This creates a massive hole in the Warriors’ wing rotation that Kent Bazemore will attempt to fill. Bazemore has been moderately productive over the past 9 games. This may seem arbitrary but that is when he was inserted into the starting lineup in Golden State,

As a starter, Bazemore is averaging 10.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 2 threes while shooting 43.6% from the field. Bazemore is a weirdly bad free-throw shooter and has only made 58.8% of his attempts over this stretch on 2 attempts per game (his career mark is a measly 72%). He missed two games recently due to health and safety protocols but has been fine since his re-insertion to the active roster. With 4 games this week, Bazemore could be crucial to your fantasy basketball success.

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Frank Jackson, PG, Detroit Pistons (13%)

Frank Jackson is a former top recruit (14th overall in 2016) who has been lost in the NBA up until this point. Luckily, the Detroit Pistons have provided the opportunity to Jackson as a primary scoring guard in their barren backcourt.

Since his return to play on March 15th, Jackson is averaging 12.2 points on 48.4% from the field with threes per game. Do not expect much more than scoring numbers but multiple ~20-point games in recent weeks make that palatable. His rebounding is at least decent and the turnovers are not egregious.

Most importantly, Jackson and the Pistons play 5 games this week. He could disappoint in 2 of them and still be a much better option off of the waiver wire than 90% of what is available.

Guillermo Hernangomez, C, New Orleans Pelicans (10%)

Guillermo (formerly known as “Willy") Hernangomez has been as productive as ever with Steven Adams out due to a toe injury. Over the past week, he has averaged a near double-double with 11 points and 9.3 rebounds along with a 63% FG, 83% FT and 2 stocks per game.

Now, this is obviously a minuscule sample and he will be limited upon Adams’ return but assuming that is still a week away, Hernangomez can be a monster producer for anyone in need of rebounds and FG help.

The Pelicans play 4 games this week allowing for a dud or even Adams’ return later on to ruin one game. They play a back-to-back set to start the week and given Adams’ questionable status, it is fair to presume he sits out until the last two games at best.

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Kev Mahserejian

Kev Mahserejian is an NFL/NBA/MLB analyst at The Game Day, residing in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 and began creating sports content soon after. Kev currently writes fantasy and betting pieces while also hosting his podcast The Operating Room with various guests from the sports industry to discuss topics primarily regarding fantasy. He also writes for RotoBaller and is quite active on his Twitter @RotoSurgeon.

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