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Jesse Borek - RotoBaller has written 3269 articles so far, you can find them below.


Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown Tagged As Questionable For Monday

The Boston Celtics could once again be without the duo of point guard Kemba Walker and shooting guard/small forward Jaylen Brown for Monday’s matchup versus the Los Angeles Lakers as both have been tagged as questionable to participate. In their absence, Marcus Smart set a new career high in scoring Saturday and would figure to... Read More

12 hours ago

De'Aaron Fox Drops Team-High 21 Points In Defeat

Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox led his team in scoring for the fifth time in the last six games, collecting 21 points during Saturday’s loss to the Utah Jazz. Fox continued his recent stretch of churning out top notch fantasy performances, finishing 10-for-16 from the field overall, in addition to the eight assists and... Read More

17 hours ago

Mike Conley Plays 15 Minutes In Return From Injury

Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley saw 15 minutes off the bench during Saturday’s win over the Sacramento Kings, marking his first game action since Dec. 17 due to a hamstring injury. Head coach Quin Snyder was reticent to extend Conley too long, especially in the wake of a previous setback, as the veteran collected... Read More

17 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson Pours In 20 Points To Lead Second Unit

The Utah Jazz acquired point/shooting guard Jordan Clarkson to score, and score he has since his arrival. He dropped 20 points off the bench during Saturday’s win over the Sacramento Kings, his fourth time reaching the 20-point plateau since his acquisition and seventh straight outing having scored in double figures. It was arguably his best... Read More

18 hours ago

Rudy Gobert Delivers Dominant Double-Double In Victory

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert put together arguably his best fantasy performance of the season during Saturday’s win over the Sacramento Kings, collecting 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting to go along with 15 rebounds. The outing marks Gobert’s sixth consecutive double-double, as he also added three blocks and two steals to his stat line. Not... Read More

18 hours ago


Bojan Bogdanovic Drops 30 Points On Efficient Shooting Night

Utah Jazz small/power forward Bojan Bogdanovic went 10-for-15 from the field, including 6-for-9 from behind the arc during Saturday’s win over the Sacramento Kings. His elite shooting performance delivered him his ninth performance having reached the 30-point plateau this season. As has become the norm particularly since the start of the new year, Bogdanovic contributed... Read More

18 hours ago

James Harden Sinks 16 Free Throws During 34-Point Outing

Houston Rockets point/shooting guard James Harden continued his league-wide scoring barrage during Saturday’s defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, collecting 34 points on 8-for-20 shooting. Harden continues to rewrite the modern free-throw shooting record book as he finished 16-for-18 from the stripe, now bringing his averages on the year up to 10.7 makes and 12.4... Read More

18 hours ago

Russell Westbrook Collects Team-High 35 Points In Defeat

Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook led his squad in scoring in back-to-back games for just the second time this season during Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Westbrook logged his second-highest shooting percentage of the year (65.2), while going for 35 points across 40 minutes. In typical Westbrook fashion, he flirted with a... Read More

18 hours ago

Kyle Kuzma Bounces Back With 23-Point Showing In Win

Los Angeles Lakers small/power forward Kyle Kuzma found his offensive rhythm during Saturday’s victory over the Houston Rockets, shooting 8-for-16 from the floor en route to a 23-point performance among the starting five. Kuzma once again drew the start with Anthony Davis (back) sidelined, as the third-year wing snapped his cold spell from deep and... Read More

19 hours ago

LeBron James Dominates En Route To 31-Point Double-Double

Los Angeles Lakers point guard/small forward LeBron James continued to make his claim for league MVP honors during Saturday’s win over the Houston Rockets, compiling 31 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, two made threes and two steals across his 35 minutes. With the performance, James has logged a double-double via just points and assists in... Read More

19 hours ago


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Drops Season-High 20 Points Off Bench

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard/small forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tied his season high with 34 minutes played off the bench during Saturday’s win over the Houston Rockets, allowing his time on the floor to help him set a new season high in scoring with 20 points. Caldwell-Pope shot 7-for-14 from the field overall, marking his highest... Read More

19 hours ago

Mikal Bridges Hits Career-High Six Triples En Route To 26 Points

Phoenix Suns shooting guard/small forward Mikal Bridges had the premier offensive outing of his career during Saturday’s win over the Boston Celtics, setting new career highs with six made threes and 26 points. Again among the starting five with Kelly Oubre Jr. (concussion) sidelined, Bridges spotted up beyond the arc and went 6-for-8 from deep.... Read More

19 hours ago

Jayson Tatum Logs Second Straight 26-Point Outing Versus Suns

Boston Celtics small/power forward Jayson Tatum scorched the Suns for 26 points during a win back on Nov. 18; he was at it again during a loss Saturday, finishing with 26 points on 10-for-20 shooting. In addition to the scoring, it was also his second consecutive double-double notched against Phoenix, as Tatum collected 10 rebounds... Read More

19 hours ago

Marcus Smart Sets New Career Highs With 37 Points, 11 Triples

Boston Celtics point/shooting guard Marcus Smart entered the starting five for Saturday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns with both Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown unavailable and had the offensive performance of his professional career. Smart finished with a career-high 37 points, having knocked a career-best 11 triples (which also set a franchise record) during a... Read More

1 day ago

Deandre Ayton Ties Season High With 26 Points In Double-Double

Phoenix Suns power forward/center Deandre Ayton delivered his second consecutive dominant 26-point double-double during Saturday’s win over the Boston Celtics, shooting 8-for-22 from the floor and 10-for-11 from the free-throw stripe. The 10 makes from the line tie a career high, while he also added 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across his 36... Read More

1 day ago


Devin Booker Drops 39 Points Amid Double-Double In Win

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker continued his deluge of points without Kelly Oubre Jr. (concussion) available during Saturday’s victory over the Boston Celtics. Booker finished 12-for-20 from the floor en route to a 39-point showing, boosted by a 14-for-15 performance from the free-throw stripe. Across the stat sheet, Saturday arguably marked Booker’s best showing... Read More

1 day ago

Rudy Gay Unlikely To Suit Up Sunday

San Antonio Spurs small/power forward Rudy Gay is on track to miss his second consecutive game Sunday versus the Miami Heat due to an illness. Without Gay in the mix, Trey Lyles is likely to see an increased role in the frontcourt. Gay has been a vital cog in the Spurs’ second unit this season,... Read More

1 day ago

Dejounte Murray Picks Up Questionable Tag For Sunday

San Antonio Spurs point/shooting guard Dejounte Murray has been deemed questionable to suit up for Sunday’s contest versus the Miami Heat due to an illness. Should Murray ultimately be held out, the trio of Derrick White, Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills would all be in line for increased usage, which could be vital in a... Read More

1 day ago

Steven Adams Cleared To Suit Up For Saturday’s Game

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams will be back in action for Saturday’s contest versus the Portland Trail Blazers following a one-game absence due to a right knee contusion. Adams’ return dampens the fantasy value of Nerlens Noel, who is likely to return to his role as a reserve. Without Danilo Gallinari available, Adams should... Read More

1 day ago

Michael Carter-Williams Cleared To Make Return Saturday

Orlando Magic point/shooting guard Michael Carter-Williams will return to action Saturday versus the Golden State Warriors following a 13-game absence due to an AC joint sprain. His return gives head coach Steve Clifford a true backup to point guard Markelle Fultz, although how many minutes Carter-Williams has been cleared for remains up in the air.... Read More

1 day ago


Anthony Davis To Miss Fifth Straight Contest Saturday

Los Angeles Lakers power forward/center Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Saturday’s game versus the Houston Rockets due to a back ailment. Davis landed hard on his tailbone nearly two weeks ago and has been absent from game action ever since, paving the way for Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard to see increased roles.... Read More

1 day ago

Tyler Herro Tagged As Questionable For Sunday

Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Herro has been listed as questionable to participate in Sunday’s contest versus the San Antonio Spurs due to a left knee bruise. The ailment has kept Herro sidelined for each of the team’s previous two contests, paving the way for Kendrick Nunn to lead the team in scoring in both... Read More

1 day ago

Glenn Robinson III To Miss Saturday’s Contest

Golden State Warriors shooting guard/small forward Glenn Robinson III will be held out of Saturday’s game versus the Orlando Magic due to a sprained right ankle. His absence paves the way for Eric Paschall to see a considerable role, especially with Draymond Green (finger) also out of the mix. Ky Bowman has been recalled from... Read More

1 day ago

Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza Swapped In Five-Player Trade

The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings struck a deal Saturday that saw small/power forward Trevor Ariza sent to Portland, with shooting guard/small Kent Bazemore highlighting the package that went back to Sacramento. While both wings hold marginal fantasy value, Ariza enters the better situation due to Portland’s need for three-point shooting. Bazemore will have... Read More

1 day ago

Fred Vanvleet Cleared To Return Saturday

Toronto Raptors point/shooting guard Fred Vanvleet will get back on the floor for Saturday’s game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves after a five-game absence due to a hamstring ailment. Despite his return to action, he is likely to be held around the 25-minute plateau as head coach Nick Nurse eases him back into action. Vanvleet’s return... Read More

1 day ago


Ante Zizic, Brandon Knight To Be Absent Saturday

The Cleveland Cavaliers second unit will be severely short-handed for Saturday’s game versus the Chicago Bulls with point/shooting guard Brandon Knight and centers Ante Zizic and John Henson unavailable due to injury. Knight will be missing his second consecutive game, while Zizic will be sidelined for the fourth straight outing with an illness. The frontcourt... Read More

1 day ago

Reggie Bullock Cleared To Return Saturday, Will Start

New York Knicks shooting guard/small forward Reggie Bullock has been given the green light to play in Saturday’s game versus the Philadelphia 76ers after a one-game absence due to neck soreness. With RJ Barrett ruled out, Bullock will enter the starting five and likely see a considerable offensive workload, having averaged 9.9 points and five... Read More

2 days ago

Cameron Johnson To Miss Saturday’s Game

Phoenix Suns small/power forward Cameron Johnson has been ruled out for Saturday’s contest against the Boston Celtics due to a quad contusion. Johnson’s absence, when coupled with that of Kelly Oubre Jr.’s, should pave the way for Mikal Bridges to see a considerable workload on the wing. Johnson has become an integral member of Phoenix’s... Read More

2 days ago

Kemba Walker Ruled Out For Saturday’s Contest

Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker will miss Saturday’s game versus the Phoenix Suns due to left knee soreness. His absence will pave the way for Marcus Smart to remain among the starting five and handle a significant amount of the ball-handling duties. Walker went for 40 points and a season-high 11 rebounds Thursday, as... Read More

2 days ago

Matisse Thybulle Logs Career-High 36 Minutes In Fifth Start

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard/small forward Matisse Thybulle was back in the starting lineup for Friday’s win over the Chicago Bulls and his all-around effort led to him packing the stat sheet yet again. Thybulle played a career-high 36 minutes, as he collected seven points, four rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals. He is... Read More

2 days ago


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