This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
Thursday marked the busiest trade deadline in NBA history. Though what was expected to be the biggest firework (Kyle Lowry) never caught a spark, tons of big names were on the move, including one 2021 All-Star (Nikola Vucevic), 2019's Sixth Man of the Year winner (Lou Williams), and several previous All-Stars (Victor Oladipo, Rajon Rondo, Jeff Teague).
All those moves will have some major impacts on the waiver wire. Hopefully you already roster Robert Williams (76% rostered) – we've certainly talked about him plenty in this column – as he's probably the trade deadline's biggest winner. But whether or not you've got TimeLord, there are plenty of possible pickups whose value improved Thursday.
As always, the players in this article must be rostered in less than two-thirds of CBS leagues. Players are listed in the order that I recommend adding them, assuming they are equally good fits for your team.
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Jae'Sean Tate, Rockets (56% rostered)
Unfortunately for us, the deadline's two biggest winners – Williams and Terrance Ross (84% rostered) – are already too-widely rostered for this column. Tate and Kevin Porter (88% rostered) are probably next up, with the Rockets trading Victor Oladipo for scraps and leaning further into the tank. Tate might get some extra offensive responsibilities going forward, and even if he doesn't he still provides help in almost every other category.
Kenyon Martin (30% rostered) is also a potentially worthy add,