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About Jesse Borek - RotoBaller



Jesse Borek - RotoBaller has written 3579 articles so far, you can find them below.


Daniel Theis Sets New Career Highs In Points, Rebounds

Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis had the best statistical game of his NBA career during Friday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, feasting upon a frontcourt that was without Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist). Theis finished with new career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds, needing just 28 minutes to pack the stat sheet. The 14 shot... Read More

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RJ Barrett Fires Up 19 Shot Attempts In 27 Minutes

New York Knicks point/shooting guard RJ Barrett has had a seesaw rookie season, but during Friday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, he was shooting and shooting often. Barrett finished with 17 points, his most since Jan. 14, but it came on 8-for-19 shooting, tying the third-most shots that he has gotten up in an outing... Read More

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Bobby Portis Drops Team-High 19 Points Off Bench

New York Knicks power forward/center Bobby Portis led his squad in scoring for the first time in over two months during Friday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. Interim head coach Mike Miller deployed the hot hand, allowing Portis to collect 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting overall as a reserve, including going 3-for-5 from behind the... Read More

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T.J. Warren Collects Game-High 27 Points During Win

Indiana Pacers small/power forward T.J. Warren may have been a game-time decision for Friday’s victory over the New York Knicks, but his decision to suit up seemed like a no-doubter as he dropped a game-best 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting. Warren closed out the first half last week with a 35-point barrage, as his role... Read More

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Domantas Sabonis Kicks Off Second Half With Double-Double

Indiana Pacers power forward/center Domantas Sabonis made a habit of collecting double-doubles during the first half of the 2019-20 season -- 41 of them in fact. He opened the second half during Friday’s win over the New York Knicks with 24 points and 13 rebounds, picking right back up where he left off prior to... Read More

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Frank Ntilikina Records Team-High 32 Minutes In Defeat

New York Knicks point/shooting guard Frank Ntilikina re-entered the starting lineup for Friday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers and logged a team-best 32 minutes, across which he did not commit a turnover. His 14 points on 5-for-11 shooting marked his highest scoring output since Jan. 8, as he also added two rebounds, two assists and... Read More

1 day ago

DeMarcus Cousins Set To Be Waived By Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are planning to release center DeMarcus Cousins in order to make room for free-agent forward Markieff Morris, who had his contract bought out by Detroit on Friday. Cousins did not appear in a game with the Lakers after sustaining a torn ACL during pre-season workouts. Having inked a one-year deal during... Read More

2 days ago

Will Barton Cleared To Suit Up Friday

Denver Nuggets shooting guard/small forward Will Barton (knee) has been given the green light to play in Friday’s contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Barton missed each of the Nuggets’ final four games of the first half due to a knee injury, but his return coincides with that of Michael Porter Jr. (ankle), giving Denver... Read More

2 days ago

Wendell Carter Jr., Luke Kornet Unlikely To Play Saturday

The Chicago Bulls are likely staring down a thin frontcourt for Saturday’s matchup versus the Phoenix Suns. Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) has been working his way back to a return, while Luke Kornet (ankle) sustained an injury in practice, leaving both doubtful to suit up. With Chandler Hutchison and Denzel Valentine both out of the... Read More

2 days ago

Markieff Morris On Track To Sign With Lakers

Small/power forward Markieff Morris wasn’t a free agent for long following a contract buyout from the Detroit Pistons on Friday. While brother Marcus was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Trade Deadline, Markieff plans to sign with the Lakers. Morris is likely to slot into a reserve forward role, forcing Kyle Kuzma into... Read More

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Karl-Anthony Towns To Miss At Least Two Weeks

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist) will see his absence extended into March as news came down Friday of a fractured left wrist for the team’s star center. He will be on the shelf for at least the next two weeks, paving the way for James Johnson and Naz Reid to see considerable roles at... Read More

2 days ago

Patrick McCaw Will Miss Friday’s Contest

Toronto Raptors point guard/small forward Patrick McCaw (flu) has been ruled out for Friday’s game versus the Phoenix Suns. McCaw is dealing with an illness, which should pave the way for OG Anunoby to take on a larger role on the wing, while Terence Davis could snag some additional minutes with the second unit. McCaw... Read More

2 days ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/21/20): NBA DFS Lineups

Whereas Thursday night was an appetizer for the DFS palate, Friday night is the main course. A nine-game slate headlines the unofficial return of what should be a wild and wacky final seven or so weeks of regular season NBA DraftKings play. There are numerous intriguing developments coming into play Friday that have arisen during... Read More

2 days ago

Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez Combine For 27 Points In Win

The Milwaukee Bucks brotherly center duo combined for 27 points during Thursday’s victory over the Detroit Pistons, with both Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez shooting 4-for-9 overall from the field. The major difference in their stat line was the 9-for-10 performance that Brook put together at the free-throw line, although Robin knocking down just his... Read More

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Bruce Brown Jr. Notches Fourth Career Double-Double

Detroit Pistons point guard/small forward Bruce Brown Jr. has never been known for his rebounding ability across his first two years in the league, but he snagged 10 boards in Thursday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, giving him three consecutive outings with double-digit rebounding totals to his credit. In addition to his work on the... Read More

2 days ago


Christian Wood Reels Off Double-Double As Reserve

Detroit Pistons power forward/center Christian Wood returned to the bench for Thursday’s defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks, but his removal from the starting five did little to affect his role. Wood led the team in scoring with 18 points, while snatching 11 rebounds, giving him his fourth double-double in his past five contests. His stat... Read More

2 days ago

Khris Middleton Stays Hot From Deep To Begin Second Half

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton kicked off his second half of the year in impressive fashion during Thursday’s win over the Detroit Pistons, dropping 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting, including going 4-for-5 from behind the arc. Middleton has now knocked down at least three triples in five consecutive contests, as he also added eight... Read More

2 days ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Drops 33 Points, Logs Double-Double

Milwaukee Bucks small/power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo accrued a double-double well ahead of halftime during Thursday’s victory over the Detroit Pistons. The second half of the year opened with another enormous stat line from the league’s reigning MVP, who finished with 33 points on 13-for-23 shooting, adding 16 rebounds, four assists and three steals on a... Read More

2 days ago

Patrick Beverley To Miss Fourth Straight Game Thursday

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley will be unable to return for his team’s first-half finale Thursday versus the Boston Celtics due to right groin soreness. Lou Williams is a likely candidate to remain among the starting five, although his offensive output has not varied much with his insertion into the starting group. Despite... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mike Conley Ruled Out For Wednesday’s Contest

Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley will miss Wednesday’s game versus the Miami Heat due to an illness. His absence will mark his second contest in a row on the sidelines, paving the way for Jordan Clarkson to continue seeing an elevated role off the bench. Conley has returned to form over his last four... Read More

2 weeks ago


Jabari Parker Ruled Out Wednesday, Will Debut After Break

Sacramento Kings small/power forward Jabari Parker will be held out of Wednesday’s contest versus the Dallas Mavericks as he works his way back from shoulder surgery. Head coach Luke Walton cited the team’s desire to get Parker further acclimated before making his debut, noting that he plans on making Parker part of the mix after... Read More

2 weeks ago

Terry Rozier, Cody Zeller Set To Be Sidelined Wednesday

The Charlotte Hornets will be without point/shooting guard Terry Rozier (knee) for Wednesday’s game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves and are unlikely to have the services of center Cody Zeller as well. Bismack Biyombo and Caleb Martin have been announced as starters in their wake, giving them a path to being rostered in DFS for those that... Read More

2 weeks ago

Karl-Anthony Towns To Miss Wednesday’s Contest

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game versus the Charlotte Hornets due to a left wrist injury, ending his first half. James Johnson will serve as the team’s starting center, giving him considerable DFS upside due to his low price tag. Towns’ absence marks his first since Jan. 15, having... Read More

2 weeks ago

Serge Ibaka Cleared To Suit Up Wednesday

Toronto Raptors power forward/center Serge Ibaka has been given the green light to play in Wednesday’s game versus the Brooklyn Nets after previously being tagged as questionable due to an illness. Ibaka missed the team’s previous outing and will reclaim his spot in the starting five with Marc Gasol (hamstring) unavailable. In 20 prior starts... Read More

2 weeks ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (2/12/20): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

The prospect of staring down one final full slate of NBA DFS action before the All-Star break is upon owners. The 11-game slate Wednesday means that there will be just two contests Thursday, which gives this evening’s slate a feeling of finality until next week. As is normally the case with such an expansive slate,... Read More

2 weeks ago


Danilo Gallinari Held In Check From Field During Loss

Oklahoma City Thunder small/power forward Danilo Gallinari accrued 15 points during Tuesday’s defeat to the San Antonio Spurs but finished 4-for-16 from the floor, including 2-for-7 from behind the arc. While Gallinari added eight rebounds and three assists to continue his steady production, his field-goal percentage marked his poorest shooting performance since Dec. 14. By... Read More

2 weeks ago

Steven Adams Returns To Double-Double Column

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams notched his first double-double in nearly a month during Tuesday’s defeat to the San Antonio Spurs. Adams shot 4-for-9 from the floor and finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, further packing his stat sheet with four steals and two assists; his double-double marked his 17th of the year... Read More

2 weeks ago

Chris Paul Drops Season-High 31 Points During Defeat

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul was clicking on all cylinders during Tuesday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, shooting 12-for-18 from the floor en route to a season-best 31-point showing. He was particularly aggressive from behind the arc, shooting 5-for-9, also setting a season high in three-point attempts. In addition to the scoring,... Read More

2 weeks ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Ties Season-High 14 Boards In Double-Double

San Antonio Spurs power forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge again saw an increased workload during Tuesday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, finishing with 25 points and a season-high-tying 14 rebounds. The absence of DeMar DeRozan (back) paved the way for Aldridge to finish 9-for-20 from the field, also tying his season high with 39 minutes of... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dejounte Murray Drops Career-High 25 Points In Win

San Antonio Spurs point/shooting guard Dejounte Murray needed just 27 minutes to set a new career high in scoring with 25 points during Tuesday’s victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Murray saw an increased offensive role with DeMar DeRozan (back) ruled out, as he also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists to pack... Read More

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