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About Jesse Borek - RotoBaller



Jesse Borek - RotoBaller has written 2223 articles so far, you can find them below.


Joel Embiid Set To Miss At Least Next Two Games

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will remain out for at least his squad’s next two contests, which come as a back-to-back Tuesday and Wednesday against the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls, respectively. Embiid has not suited up over the past five games due to knee soreness, leaving the group of Jonah Bolden, Boban Marjanovic and... Read More

7 months ago

Iman Shumpert To Miss Tuesday’s Contest

Houston Rockets shooting guard Iman Shumpert will miss his third straight outing Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors due to a calf injury. Shumpert has logged just 18 minutes over his team’s past six games, having played sparingly since his acquisition. His absence shouldn’t affect Houston’s rotations too drastically, with his next chance to return to... Read More

7 months ago

Ivan Rabb Cleared To Suit Up Tuesday

Memphis Grizzlies power forward/center Ivan Rabb has been given the green light to play in Tuesday’s contest against the Portland Trail Blazers, having been tagged as questionable earlier in the day due to right ankle soreness. Rabb has played just once in his squad’s last three outings, allowing Jonas Valanciunas to take on the lion’s... Read More

7 months ago

Kenneth Faried To Miss Tuesday’s Game

Houston Rockets power forward/center Kenneth Faried will be absent for Tuesday’s outing against the Toronto Raptors due to a left hip contusion. Now missing his third consecutive contest, Faried being on the sidelines will allow P.J. Tucker to continue logging an extended workload. Faried has had a career revival since arriving in Houston, having compiled... Read More

7 months ago

Jonah Bolden Ruled Out On Tuesday

Philadelphia 76ers power forward/center Jonah Bolden will be sidelined for Tuesday’s contest against the Orlando Magic due to an illness. Bolden’s absence leaves Philly frighteningly thin in the frontcourt, with Amir Johnson set to start at the five, as both Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic remain out. Ben Simmons is likely to see a hefty... Read More

7 months ago


Terrence Ross To Miss Tuesday’s Contest

Orlando Magic shooting guard/small forward Terrence Ross will be absent from Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers due to a sore left Achilles. Ross is coming off a woeful 1-for-12 shooting outing against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, with his absence set to force other members of Orlando’s second unit to take on a larger... Read More

7 months ago

Lauri Markkanen Scuffles From Floor In Defeat

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen had his streak of 11 consecutive games with 20 or more points snapped during Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Markkanen logged 19 points on 6-for-21 shooting, held to just 29 minutes after his otherworldly 54-minute effort Friday. It was still a strong effort from the Chicago big man... Read More

7 months ago

Dewayne Dedmon Records 10th Double-Double Of Year

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon reached double-digits as it pertains to double-doubles on the year during Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bulls. Without John Collins or Omari Spellman available, Dedmon was a key component for the Hawks’ frontcourt, delivering 13 points and 12 rebounds in his 27 minutes. Dedmon has averaged 10 rebounds per game... Read More

7 months ago

Zach LaVine Attempts Just Nine Shots In Defeat

Chicago Bulls point/shooting guard Zach LaVine was quiet during Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, finishing with a middling 12 points on 3-for-9 shooting, adding just two rebounds and two assists to his stat line. Those numbers come in stark contrast to the 35 field-goal attempts he had in Friday’s four-overtime thriller, so there was... Read More

7 months ago

Alex Len Erupts For Season-High 28 Points

Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len had a monster showing during Sunday’s victory over the Chicago Bulls, collecting a season-high 28 points, while knocking down a career-high five threes. As recently as the 2017-18 season, Len attempted just three triples in an entire season. Fast-forward to Sunday and he finished 5-for-8 from deep, adding nine rebounds,... Read More

7 months ago


Trae Young Drops 18 Points Prior To Ejection

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young had an eventful evening during his 18 minutes of action Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. Picking up a technical foul early in the game during a spat with Kris Dunn, Young was tossed for staring down Dunn after a made three-pointer in the third quarter. The Hawks’ rookie appeared... Read More

7 months ago

Jeremy Lamb Delivers 23-Point Performance Off Bench

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Jeremy Lamb continued to thrive scoring the ball off the bench during Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, finishing with 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting, including knocking down all four triples he attempted. Despite Miles Bridges’ inclusion into the starting five, Lamb has kept up his career high scoring pace,... Read More

7 months ago

Kemba Walker Dishes Out Season-High 12 Assists

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker set a new season high with 12 assists during Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Walker’s confidence in his teammates likely stemmed from the fact that he finished 5-for-21 from the field overall himself en route to an 18-point showing. Even with the down scoring night, Walker fired... Read More

7 months ago

Rodney Hood Goes For Season-High 27 Points In 24 Minutes

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard/small forward Rodney Hood was nearly unguardable off the bench during Sunday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets, collecting a season-high 27 points on 9-for-14 shooting across 24 minutes. His performance was taken to the next level by his 21-point fourth quarter, which keyed the Blazers’ path to victory. With C.J. McCollum... Read More

7 months ago

Jusuf Nurkic Posts Dominating Double-Double

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic had his way with the Charlotte Hornets during Sunday’s victory, finishing with 26 points and 15 rebounds in 29 minutes of action. While he shot 8-for-13 from the field, his afternoon was made dominant by his 10-for-11 performance from the free-throw stripe. In addition, he added six assists and... Read More

7 months ago


Damian Lillard Collects 23 Points In Victory

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was barely needed to score during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets, finishing with 23 points on 9-for-20 shooting. Lillard added three rebounds, two assists, two steals and four made threes for what was a quiet afternoon by his standards, but helped deliver his... Read More

7 months ago

Devin Booker Finishes With 25 Points In Win

Phoenix Suns point/shooting guard Devin Booker didn’t have a night to remember from the field during Saturday’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers, but he reached the 25-point plateau on 8-for-18 shooting, boosted by his 9-for-9 effort from the free-throw stripe. Booker failed to make a three-point bucket for just the seventh time in 49... Read More

7 months ago

Deandre Ayton Posts Dominating Double-Double

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton pounded the Los Angeles Lakers to the tune of 26 points and 10 rebounds across 34 minutes during Saturday’s victory. With the Lakers attempting to take a small ball approach in their starting five, Ayton was able to take advantage of the fact that they were unable to match-up size-wise.... Read More

7 months ago

Brandon Ingram Drops 25 Points In Defeat

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard/small forward Brandon Ingram collected 25 points on 10-for-19 shooting during Saturday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. The performance gives Ingram six straight games with more than 20 points, having shot 57 percent from the floor in that span. He has hit multiple three-pointers three times in his last six games,... Read More

7 months ago

JaVale McGee Finishes Perfect From Field With 21-Point Outing

Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee tied his season high with 21 points during Saturday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. McGee has come off the bench the past three contests while the Lakers tinker with a small ball starting five, but that didn’t influence McGee on Saturday, as he made all 10 of his shot... Read More

7 months ago


LeBron James Ties Season High With 16 Assists

Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James delivered his ninth consecutive double-double during Saturday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, collecting 27 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds. James again logged a hefty minutes total (41) in an attempt to deliver his team a much-needed victory, but the Lakers still came up short. In his 11... Read More

7 months ago

Dennis Schroder Scores 18 Points In Return To Starting Lineup

Oklahoma City point/shooting guard Dennis Schroder re-entered the starting five in place of Paul George for Saturday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, giving Schroder his first start since Dec. 28. Neither Schroder's minutes nor shot output changed all that drastically, even if he was relied upon for 18 points, five rebounds and three assists.... Read More

7 months ago

Steven Adams Notches Double-Double In Just 25 Minutes

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was able to log his highest point total in over a month despite playing just 25 minutes in Saturday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Adams finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, his second consecutive double-double. While his playing time has fluctuated as of late, Adams still remains... Read More

7 months ago

Russell Westbrook Has Double-Double Streak Snapped

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was held in check by the San Antonio Spurs during Saturday’s loss. Westbrook had reeled off a double-double in 17 consecutive outings, but the Spurs managed to slow Westbrook by his standards, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Without Paul George for the third consecutive... Read More

7 months ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Posts Huge Double-Double In Win

San Antonio Spurs power forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge led his team to Saturday’s victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 27 points and 10 rebounds across 35 minutes of action. Aldridge has reeled off three consecutive performances of better than 20 points, having had at least one block in each of his last nine games. Aldridge... Read More

7 months ago


Rudy Gay Collects 22 Points Off Bench

San Antonio Spurs small/power forward Rudy Gay came off the bench for the third consecutive game during Saturday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, collecting 22 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. After an offensive clunker Wednesday in which he failed to make a shot from the field, Gay went 9-for-16 against the Thunder,... Read More

7 months ago

Mike Scott Logs Season-High 22 Points

Philadelphia 76ers power forward Mike Scott had a breakout shooting performance during Saturday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors, finishing with a season-high 22 points, while shooting 6-for-9 from three-point range. Scott has been percolating over the past four games, having delivered three double-digit scoring outings, along with having stroked 16 made threes. Without Joel... Read More

7 months ago

Stephen Curry Tosses In 28 Points During Victory

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry delivered a 28-point outing during Saturday’s win against the Philadelphia 76ers, shooting 10-for-23 from the field overall, including 5-for-15 from deep. In addition to the scoring, Curry also tied his season high in steals with four, also snatching four rebounds and dishing out two assists. Curry continues to... Read More

7 months ago

Ben Simmons Posts Second Straight Triple-Double

Philadelphia 76ers point guard/small forward Ben Simmons got back into the triple-double column with a massive outing during Saturday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. Simmons recorded 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists, also turning the ball over nine times. His performance marked the first time this season he has gone back-to-back on triple-doubles,... Read More

7 months ago

DeMarcus Cousins Scores Season-High 25 Points

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins appears to be nearing a return to full capacity after scoring a season-high 25 points across 29 minutes during Saturday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Cousins also added eight rebounds and two steals to his total, having now gone for more than 20 points in three straight outings. His... Read More

7 months ago