This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
It's a light week for the NBA, with just nine teams playing four games, and three teams playing twice. The light week means there is less harm in playing the teams with two games, the Pacers, Timberwolves and Magic. There is also more benefit to playing the teams with an extra game – the Bulls, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Pistons, Rockets, Kings, Raptors and Jazz.
After the wildly uneven Week 14, the league's schedule is about as balanced as it gets in Week 15. There are between six and 10 games Monday through Saturday. Sunday is light, with only four games, but otherwise the week is flat.
Since no teams play both Saturday and Sunday, managers in close contests heading into the weekend may want to look to pickup an extra player who plays both Friday and Sunday later in the week. If you act Thursday morning, you could even get someone with three games in four days (Nuggets, Raptors).
The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them.
This article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of leagues.
Trevor Ariza, Trail Blazers (26 percent rostered)
Next week's games: Hou, at LAL, Uta
First things first: Ariza is not going to score 21 points every night, as he did in his Blazers' debut Thursday. Clearly I think he's worth adding, but we need to be realistic about our expectations. He's in his 16th NBA season, he's been a great fantasy producer for almost