Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: Most Valuable Waiver Gem

Apr 20, 2010

Basketball Roundtable

Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.

Tommy of HoopsWorld.com asked the final topic for the  Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.

This Week’s Topic:

Which undrafted player was the most significant/productive/effective waiver-wire pick up of the season?

My Response:

It has to be Darren Collison. When Chris Paul went down, Collison basically matched Chris Paul’s production. His February numbers (21.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 8.3 apg, 1.8 spg, 1.1 3pg, 49.6 fg%, 82.7 ft%) either kept CP3 owners afloat or gave a crafty owner a major boost if you were able to steal Paul’s handcuff.

Even when Chris Paul returned before shutting down again, Collison continued to produced. you basically got first round product from Collison when he was running the show. Hard to ask for anything more.

Some other great waiver wire finds:
Andray Blatche – After getting rid of their big three, Blatche has been a beast for the Wizards.
Channing Frye – He faded down the stretch, but was great in the first half.
Carl Landry – Rockets or Kings. Doesn’t matter. He’s been highly productive.
Beno Udrih – Dominating the Kings’ reshuffled lineup.
Anderson Varejao – Never monster numbers, but quietly effective.
Anthony Morrow, C.J. Watson, Reggie Williams, Anthony Tolliver – All had their moments.
Rasual Butler – Solid bench option.
Jarrett Jack – Nice run while Jose Calderon was out.
George Hill – Injuries turned him into a fantasy force.
Marcus Thornton – Also stepped it up when CP3 went down.
Drew Gooden – Has been a monster for the Clippers.
Ersan Ilyasova, Carlos Delfino, Luke Ridnour – All had their moments.

Panelists
Brian of EmptyTheBench.com
Ryan Lester of LestersLegends.com
Nels of GiveMeTheRock.com
Tommy of HoopsWorld.com
Jeff/Tom of Damn Lies & Statistics

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