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Best FA Pickup Ever?


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#1 chicagowhitesox1173

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

I'm new to fantasy leagues but i've really gotten into this basketball league i'm in but I was curious who was the best waiver wire pickup of fantasy basketball in the past 20 or 30 years. This year Larry Sanders or maybe Tristan Thompson seem to be pretty good choices. I know Sanders was probably drafted in alot of deeper leagues but he might qualify for a waiver type of pickup.

#2 indoorkites

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

There are a bunch that went undrafted that cracked first round for the season. Steph Curry and Kevin Martin and I think Granger.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

I know Darren Collison of all players (as a rookie) in '09-'10 likely won a lot of leagues for people a few years back as well as Goran Dragic last season. These were a few of the great 2nd half of the of the season free agent adds in recent memory.

#4 darkyume

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:03 AM

I have to say that picking up Jeremy Lin at the start of Linsanity was the funnest experience I've ever had with FA pickups, although it might not be anywhere near considered the "best" in terms of stats.  

He was a terrible fit to my team (as my team was very injured and he still lost me TOs), but it was such a joy to watch him play and see the stats pile up at a ridiculous pace! :lol:

Edited by darkyume, 19 January 2013 - 04:03 AM.


#5 Alfalfabeans

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:16 AM

I'm pretty sure getting KD off waivers in a 1 team league wins by a country mile...sure don't know why that manager decided to drop him but I was lucky enough to pick him up with my #1 waiver.

#6 darkyume

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

If my memory serves me correctly, I think Big Al 06-07 was a good one too.

#7 Max Rockatansky

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:58 AM

In 1984 someone dropped Michael Jordan in my Yahoo Roto League.
Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7......

#8 Alfalfabeans

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:51 AM

View PostMax Rockatansky, on 19 January 2013 - 04:58 AM, said:

In 1984 someone dropped Michael Jordan in my Yahoo Roto League.

Bet you that guy picked up Bowie instead eh?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

View PostMax Rockatansky, on 19 January 2013 - 04:58 AM, said:

In 1984 someone dropped Michael Jordan in my Yahoo Roto League.

http://www.basketbal...1/gamelog/1985/

I can see why. His first game was so bad. 16/6/7 on 5/16 shooting?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Boris Diaw during his breakout year with the Suns...that pickup single handedly won people championships

#11 SGWannabe

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Kyle Lowry in 2007 season when he was with Grizzlies.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

View PostMax Rockatansky, on 19 January 2013 - 04:58 AM, said:

In 1984 someone dropped Michael Jordan in my Yahoo Roto League.


you're old lol
I got my Landry Fields Raps jersey.... Do you?

#13 TxBoy85

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Andray Blatche about 3-4 years back
Lin last year

There are quite a few who have been season changers for their owners

#14 morinphen

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Dorrell Wright from 2 years ago.. anyone from those Nellie warriors was fantasy gold

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

View PostMain Event, on 19 January 2013 - 03:45 AM, said:

I know Darren Collison of all players (as a rookie) in '09-'10 likely won a lot of leagues for people a few years back as well as Goran Dragic last season. These were a few of the great 2nd half of the of the season free agent adds in recent memory.

That was a fun year. Ended up with both Collison and Andray Blatche from the waivers.
14 Team 12-Cat H2H

PG: Kyrie Irving, DJ Augustin, Kendall Marshall
SG: Bradley Beal, Victor Oladipo, Kent Bazemore
SF: Tobias Harris, Wilson Chandler
PF: Anthony Davis, LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones, Ryan Kelly
C: Spencer Hawes, Greg Monroe, Andrew Bynum

#16 DLG10

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

Steph Curry and Collison were 2 of mine.  
CP3 was breaking his neck to get back from injury.  LOL

I missed on Dorrell Wright but that was a big one too.

Edited by DLG10, 19 January 2013 - 12:58 PM.


#17 hornrimmed_rambis

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Yao Ming, 2002-3 rookie season. Went undrafted, played poorly in first ~5 games. People were talking like he might be the next Shawn Bradley. Until Nov 17, in a game against Shaq and the Lakers, where he pulled out the Dream Shake. I remember where I was standing, running to the PC, and picking him up.
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G: Wall, George Hill, Knight, Lou Williams, Kobe, Farmar
F: Turner, Carroll, TJones, Mike Scott, Alphabet
C: Anthony Davis, Valanciunas, Glen Davis
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#18 jgreen

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

I remember back in 2004 picking up Brevin Knight when he exploded for 15 assists on his 5th game that season with CHA and he carried me to the Championship with averages of 9 assists per game that year (2nd overall behind Nash only) and 2 steals per game (5th overall that year). Also 10 ppg with decent field goal for a guard .422 and .850 FT...
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G- T.Parker, J.Lin, J.Teague, I.Thomas, N.Young, L.Stephenson
F- K.Durant, T.Duncan, A.Kirilenko, J.Butler
C- M.Gortat, L.Sanders, A.Drummond

12 Team Weekly Money League Points

G- J.Holiday, P.George, T.Lawson, G.Dragic, J.Bayless
F- J.Smith, K.Faried, K.Thompson, A.Kirilenko, J.Butler
C- L.Sanders, A.Drummond, S.Dalembert

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F- L.James, A.Iguodala, N.Batum, A.Kirilenko, J.Butler
C- A.Bogut, P.Gasol

#19 kgizzle

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Love might be this season.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Ersan Ilyasova last year! I still remember his 25 rebound game!
12 Team ---- 10-Cat---- Head to Head
FG% FT% 3PTM 3PT% PTS REB AST ST BLK TO

PG: C. Paul, R.Rubio, J. Nelson
SG: M.Thornton, J.Redick
SF: C. Parsons, G. Hayward
PF: D. Nowitzki, K. Faried
C: R. Hibbert, J.Mcgee, S. Dalembert, A Bynum, A. Len


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