5 comments on “5 Waiver Wire Pickups

    • Lots of injuries…Johnson proved to be a key member of the Hawks’ rotation after All-Star center Al Horford was lost for at least three months with a torn pectoral muscle and backup Jason Collins sprained his left elbow last week. In fact, the Hawks waived their only draft pick, center Keith Benson, to keep Johnson.
      Look, he’s a 27 year old rookie who will not have many more opportunities to show what he can do in the NBA, so I think he’ll try to make every minute on the floor count. In the meantime, he’ll serve as ZaZa’s backup and deserves watching. If he keeps his well known temper at bay, keeps his nose clean, and has the kind of games he’s had over the past three, then he has a shot at being a decent pick up in deeper leagues.

      Thanks Sean!

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  1. In my hyper-competitive all of those players have been picked up except for Ivan Johnson. Sometimes I wish I played against a bunch of unknowing, inactive scrubs. Too bad, Johnson only played 10 minutes last night.

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    • Even Foye? Wow, and as of this a.m. he’s only 19% owned in Yahoo! leagues.
      Okay, if you need points and threes, you might consider SF/PF Steve Novak. He’s helped filling the void left by Carmelo and will continue to do so for another 10-14 days. In the last 2 games he’s scored 38 points to go along with 10 3-pointers, 7 boards, 1 steal & 1 block. He & Lin have a nice rapport going and Novak is available in over 95% of leagues so even your savvy competitors shouldn’t have stashed him…yet.
      As for Ivan Johnson, Zaza was kept in the game longer because if the matchup with 7′ 2″ Hibbert who was held to just 10 points. Still think he’s worth a flier.

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  2. I picked up Foye immediately after Billups went down, like 20 minutes after the game was over. I like that Novak idea too bad I am out of moves for the week, damn 4 move cap. Johnson doesn’t fit my system, but I agree he’s worth I flyer if you have a spot at the end of your bench.

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