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Most-Added Fantasy Basketball Players from Week 16
While trades are definitely a great way to acquire the best players for your fantasy basketball team, the waiver wire and free agent pool are also a great source for finding key contributors and players that will help your team win on a weekly basis. From surprise breakout stars to players who are hot for a couple weeks at a time, here are the most-added players from Week 16 of the 2011 fantasy basketball season.
After missing 15 games with a sinus infection, Lowry finally returned off the bench on April 8 against the Sacramento Kings. Although Goran Dragic is still starting for the Rockets, Lowry has put up some solid shooting and passing numbers since his return.
With Jarrett Jack going down for the rest of the season, Vasquez once again assumes the starting point guard spot for the Hornets. Since returning to the starting lineup on April 4, Vasquez has scored in double-digits for every game and has three double-digit assist games.
Wednesday, Apr. 11: PG/SG Lester Hudson, Cleveland Cavaliers, 5,803 adds
A top add for the past couple of days, Hudson finally broke into the top spot on Wednesday. Including his 19-point performance against the Indiana Pacers, Hudson had averaged 15 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.3 steals in eight games for the Cavaliers.
Once it was announced that LaMarcus Aldridge would be out for the year, Hickson stock immediately went up. A very good player since joining the Trail Blazers, Hickson immediately played well in his first start as the permanent replacement for Aldridge, recording 23 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists against the Golden State Warriors. Hickson is a must start for the rest of the season.
Other top adds of the day: Kevin Seraphin (6,401 adds), Minnesota Timberwolves PF/C Anthony Randolph (4,572 adds), Lester Hudson (4,377 adds)
Friday, Apr. 13: PF/C Anthony Randolph, Minnesota Timberwolves, 7,086 adds
On Wednesday, All-Star Kevin Love sustained a concussion against the Denver Nuggets. As Love's replacement, Randolph has done exceptionally well with Love out, averaging 22 points, 8.7 rebounds, and three blocks in his last three games.
World Peace has done wonders for the Lakers since Kobe Bryant injured his shin. From a 26-point game against the Spurs on April 11 to his five steals against the Nuggets on April 13, World Peace is serving as has been one of the best fantasy performers of Week 16.
Sunday, Apr. 15: PF/C Anthony Randolph, Minnesota Timberwolves, 4,107 adds
*Adds numbers according to Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Transaction Trends Research Tool.
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Austin Chang is a lifelong basketball fan, Golden State Warriors supporter, and fantasy basketball player since 2005 who has been a Top 3 finisher in 72% of the leagues he has played in. Follow this contributor on Twitter @_austinchang.
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