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About Jesse Borek - RotoBaller



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


Jamal Murray To Make Return Wednesday

Denver Nuggets point/shooting guard Jamal Murray has been cleared to return for Wednesday’s contest versus the Brooklyn Nets after having missed the previous six games due to a left ankle sprain. Murray will presumably head Denver’s offense, which means Monte Morris will shift back to a bench role, although it’s unlikely he’ll fall too far... Read More

8 months ago

Garrett Temple Doubtful To Make Return Thursday

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard/small forward Garrett Temple appears on track to miss his seventh consecutive game Thursday versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. Temple is battling a left shoulder sprain, which has forced Memphis to get creative with their lineups, allowing Justin Holiday to benefit from a significantly increased workload. Despite his entrenchment as a starter... Read More

8 months ago

Jonathon Simmons Questionable Ahead Of Thursday’s Game

Orlando Magic shooting guard/small forward Jonathan Simmons is listed as questionable to play in Thursday’s contest versus the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a strained abdominal. Simmons has been held out of each of his team’s previous three contests, having gone a combined 2-for-13 from the floor over the last three games he has played in.... Read More

8 months ago

Joakim Noah Questionable To Suit Up Thursday

Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah is listed as questionable due to right heel soreness for Thursday’s contest versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. While Noah finds himself in a possibly golden position should the franchise move Marc Gasol prior to the Trade Deadline, owners are best served tempering expectations, as Noah has averaged 13.3 minutes for... Read More

8 months ago

Josh Hart Listed As Questionable For Thursday’s Game

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Josh Hart is tagged as questionable for Thursday’s match-up versus the Boston Celtics due to left knee tendinitis. Hart missed his first contest of the season Tuesday while also remaining a factor in many of Los Angeles’ trade negotiations prior to Thursday’s Trade Deadline. The Lakers added shooting guard Reggie... Read More

8 months ago


JaMychal Green Tagged As Questionable For Thursday

Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green has earned a questionable designation ahead of Thursday’s contest with the Oklahoma City Thunder due to left knee soreness. Green sat out Tuesday’s win due to the injury, paving the way for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ivan Rabb to play extended minutes. With the possibility of Marc Gasol departing... Read More

8 months ago

Marc Gasol Ruled Out For Thursday’s Contest

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will not take the court for Thursday’s game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder as the team continues to attempt to find a trade partner for their longtime franchise anchor. It’s possible that the club could reverse track if Gasol remains with the organization beyond the Trade Deadline, but it was... Read More

8 months ago

Jonas Valanciunas Upgraded To Questionable For Thursday

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is closing in on his return to action, having been upgraded to questionable for Thursday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks due to a thumb injury that has kept him out since Dec. 12. Valanciunas’ status is still certainly up in the air, but for those owners who have been waiting... Read More

8 months ago

Kyle Anderson Questionable To Make Return Thursday

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Kyle Anderson is tagged as questionable ahead of Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to right shoulder soreness. The injury has cost Anderson each of his team’s previous three games, paving the way for Justin Holiday to see some major minutes on the wing. Anderson has been available for... Read More

8 months ago

Jeff Teague Unlikely To Suit Up On Thursday

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague is listed as doubtful to play in Thursday’s match-up versus the Orlando Magic due to left foot soreness. Teague has missed each of his team’s seven previous games, although the fact that he hasn’t been outright ruled out may bode well for his chances of returning Friday versus New... Read More

8 months ago


Derrick Rose Ruled Out For Thursday’s Game

Minnesota Timberwolves point/shooting guard Derrick Rose will miss Thursday’s contest versus the Orlando Magic due to right ankle soreness. Rose continues to battle ankle injuries, now having missed six of the previous seven games. It’s possible that the trio of Rose, Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones are all sidelined again, which would continue to pave... Read More

8 months ago

Danilo Gallinari Tagged As Questionable For Thursday

Los Angeles Clippers small/power forward Danilo Gallinari is narrowing in on a return to action, which could come Thursday against the Indiana Pacers. Gallinari has missed the previous 10 games due to back spasms, and the landscape of team construction around him has changed since he last suited up. After LA executed a deal to... Read More

8 months ago

Wayne Ellington Likely To Be Waived After Trade To Suns

Point/shooting guard Wayne Ellington was part of a trade Wednesday between the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns which saw the swap of Tyler Johnson and Ryan Anderson. Ellington appears to have tagged along in that deal, although the Suns are likely to waive the veteran, paving the way for him to become a free agent... Read More

8 months ago

Tony Parker To Miss Wednesday’s Contest

Charlotte Hornets point guard Tony Parker will be sidelined for Wednesday’s outing against the Dallas Mavericks due to a back strain. Parker was forced to leave Tuesday’s game early, so his inability to make a turnaround just 24 hours later isn’t all that surprising. In his stead, Kemba Walker could see a few extra minutes... Read More

8 months ago

Jerami Grant Records Third Double-Double Of Season

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Jerami Grant logged his third double-double of 2018-19 during Tuesday’s win over the Orlando Magic with 19 points and 11 rebounds to his credit across 35 minutes. Shooting 7-for-9 from the floor, it was a masterful performance for Grant, who has made himself into a legitimate season-long fantasy option with... Read More

8 months ago


Terrence Ross Goes For Team-High 26 Points Off Bench

Orlando Magic shooting guard/small forward Terrence Ross went off for a team-best 26 points off the bench during Tuesday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With the Trade Deadline approaching, Ross has proven himself one of the most lethal pure scorers available for a team looking for instant offense off the pine, averaging a career-high... Read More

8 months ago

Evan Fournier Drops 25 Points In Defeat

Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier was locked in offensively during Tuesday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, finishing with 25 points on 8-for-16 shooting, while adding five rebounds and five assists before eventually fouling out. While Fournier is a safe bet to see a pile of minutes on a nightly basis, his scoring totals... Read More

8 months ago

Russell Westbrook Finishes With Seventh Straight Triple-Double

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook may have been slow to integrate the triple-double into his game in 2018-19, but it appears there is no looking back for the MVP candidate who logged his seventh consecutive triple-double during Tuesday’s win over the Orlando Magic. Westbrook not only leads the league by a considerable margin... Read More

8 months ago

Paul George Torches Magic With 39-Point Outing

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George remained staggeringly locked in during Tuesday’s victory over the Orlando Magic, finishing with 39 points on 9-for-26 shooting, knocking down six threes and going 15-for-16 from the free-throw line. The performance marks George’s fifth straight game with more than 35 points, moving him up to fourth in the... Read More

8 months ago

Serge Ibaka Logs Seventh Straight Double-Double In Win

Toronto Raptors power forward/center Serge Ibaka has embraced his role as his club’s starting center in the absence of Jonas Valanciunas, and while the latter appears nearing a return, Ibaka recorded his seventh consecutive double-double during Tuesday’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Matched up with All-Star Joel Embiid, Ibaka managed to collect 20 points on... Read More

8 months ago


Ben Simmons Logs Season-High 44 Minutes In Defeat

Philadelphia 76ers point guard/small forward Ben Simmons continued his recent trend of an increased workload during Tuesday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors, recording a season-high 44 minutes. Simmons hit the 20-point mark for the third straight game, adding seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, but also recorded six or more turnovers for the 10th... Read More

8 months ago

Joel Embiid Continues MVP Push With Huge Double-Double

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid dominated the Toronto Raptors during Tuesday’s loss, finishing with 37 points and 13 rebounds in 42 minutes of action. Embiid could do no wrong, knocking down three triples, going 14-for-15 from the free-throw line and swatting three shots. The Sixers’ MVP candidate has now finished with 20 points or more... Read More

8 months ago

Kawhi Leonard Knocks Down Career-High 16 Free Throws

Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard got to the free-throw stripe early and often during Tuesday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers, finishing 16-for-17, giving him a new career high in makes for a single contest. The performance masked his 3-for-11 shooting effort, helping lead him to his team-high 24 points, while also adding seven rebounds,... Read More

8 months ago

Kyle Lowry Ties Season High With Five Triples During Win

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was originally doubtful to suit up for Tuesday’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, but he took the floor and ultimately tied his season high with five made threes. Lowry logged 35 minutes and recorded 20 points, six assists and two steals, despite trade rumors swirling. Owners can assume that... Read More

8 months ago

Dario Saric Drops Season-High 22 Points Off Bench

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Dario Saric had what was likely his best game of 2018-19 during Tuesday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, dropping a season-high 22 points across 33 minutes. The Croatian knocked down four threes, tying his season high, while also snatching seven rebounds and adding five assists, surpassing Taj Gibson in the rotation,... Read More

8 months ago


Ivan Rabb Records Double-Double In First Start Of Year

Memphis Grizzlies power forward/center Ivan Rabb took advantage of his placement into the starting five for Tuesday’s victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, recording his third double-double of the year with 19 points and 11 rebounds to his credit. His 33 minutes set a new career high, and should Marc Gasol ultimately be traded, Rabb stands... Read More

8 months ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. Ties Career High With Four Made Threes

Memphis Grizzlies power forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. was thrust into a major role in his club’s offense during Tuesday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves due to the absence of Marc Gasol amidst trade rumors. Jackson Jr. delivered to the tune of 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks, while adding four made triples,... Read More

8 months ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Continues To Dominate Grizzlies Tuesday

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns recorded another double-double during Tuesday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies, giving him five consecutive outings against Memphis reaching that mark. With point guards Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose on the shelf, Towns continued to take on an expanded offensive role, recording 26 points and snatching 18 rebounds. Despite his dominance... Read More

8 months ago

Mike Conley Knocks Down Six Triples In Victory

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley delivered his fifth consecutive 20-plus-point outing during Tuesday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, knocking down six triples in the process. Conley has been scorching hot as of late, and with the late scratch of Marc Gasol due to trade rumors, Conley took on a bigger offensive role and thrived.... Read More

8 months ago

Thon Maker Acquired By Pistons

Center Thon Maker will join the Detroit Pistons in a swap for forward Stanley Johnson, as was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Milwaukee has reportedly been shopping Maker for weeks, and the deal will allow the big man to find playing time behind All-Star center Andre Drummond. After starting 34 games as a... Read More

8 months ago