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Jesse Borek - RotoBaller has written 2261 articles so far, you can find them below.


Zach LaVine To Continue Absence Monday

Chicago Bulls point/shooting guard Zach LaVine will remain out for Monday’s game against the New York Knicks as he battles both a bruised right thigh and right knee tendinitis. LaVine’s absence will mark his sixth consecutive game on the sidelines, with the Bulls having little incentive to force him back into action. With Kris Dunn,... Read More

7 months ago

Blake Griffin To Miss Second Straight Contest

Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Indiana Pacers due to left knee soreness. Griffin’s knee issues must be significantly hampering him if he’s being ruled out over 24 hours prior to tip as the Pistons are embroiled in a tight Eastern Conference playoff race, which may... Read More

7 months ago

Kawhi Leonard On Track To Play In Monday’s Game

Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to take the floor during Monday’s matchup against the Orlando Magic, having missed Saturday’s outing due to the birth of his child. Leonard is not listed on the injury report and Monday does not represent a back-to-back, so barring a change of heart by head coach Nick... Read More

7 months ago

Kyrie Irving Expected To Return To Floor Monday

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving no longer has his name listed on the injury report ahead of Monday’s contest against the Miami Heat due to a back ailment. Irving has missed two of the team’s previous three games, but is on track to bump Terry Rozier back to the bench. Irving averaged better than... Read More

7 months ago

Mike Conley To Miss Sunday’s Contest

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers due to left ankle soreness. Conley will have now missed four contests during March, as the Grizzlies have little incentive to suit him up when nursing an injury of any kind. Delon Wright will likely see an... Read More

7 months ago


Reggie Bullock Cleared To Return Sunday

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Reggie Bullock re-enters the rotation ahead of Sunday’s contest against the New Orleans Pelicans, having been listed as available to play prior to tip-off. Bullock had missed the past four games as he deals with plantar fasciitis, which could put his minutes total up in the air, even as the... Read More

7 months ago

Marvin Bagley To Miss Sunday’s Game

Sacramento Kings power forward/center Marvin Bagley has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup versus the San Antonio Spurs due to an illness. Bagley had entered the starting lineup for Saturday’s contest, but will be unable to build on that outing with Nemanja Bjelica set to return. With Harry Giles also out, Bjelica could see an... Read More

7 months ago

Kyle Kuzma Unavailable To Play Sunday

Los Angeles Lakers small/power forward Kyle Kuzma has been ruled out for Sunday’s contest against the New Orleans Pelicans due to left foot tendinitis. Head coach Luke Walton announced that Moritz Wagner will enter the starting five in his place, turning him into one of the top DFS plays on the slate at his price... Read More

7 months ago

Anthony Davis Ruled Out On Sunday

New Orleans Pelicans power forward/center Anthony Davis will miss Sunday’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers due to back spasms. The Pelicans had upgraded Ed Davis to probable earlier in the day, but the organization’s seemingly never-ending battle concerning his status trudges on to the end. Jahlil Okafor figures to become a solid DFS play at... Read More

7 months ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Delivers Quiet Performance In Defeat

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was held to just seven rebounds during Saturday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, only the second time since the All-Star break that he failed to crack double digits. Towns logged 21 points on 8-for-17 shooting but failed to make a triple for the second consecutive game for the first time... Read More

7 months ago


Jonah Bolden Drills Career-High Five Threes In Win

Philadelphia 76ers power forward/center Jonah Bolden drew the start during Saturday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in place of Joel Embiid and knocked down a career-high five triples. His previous career high of four came earlier this year, also against Minnesota. Bolden notched 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 31 minutes... Read More

7 months ago

Andrew Wiggins Drops Team-High 24 Points

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard/small forward Andrew Wiggins went for a team-best 24 points during Saturday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, shooting 9-for-18 en route to his sixth consecutive game with at least 20 points scored. He also continued his recent stretch of contributing rebounds and assists, as he snagged six boards and dished out five... Read More

7 months ago

Ben Simmons Narrowly Misses Triple-Double In Victory

Philadelphia 76ers point guard/small forward Ben Simmons logged 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists during Saturday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Without Joel Embiid in the equation, Simmons saw an increased workload down low, snatching at least 11 boards for the first time since March 6. He entered play Saturday on a six-game non-double-double... Read More

7 months ago

Jimmy Butler Grabs Season-High 13 Rebounds In Minnesota Return

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard/small forward Jimmy Butler scuffled from the floor during his return to Minnesota in Saturday night’s win, but managed to grab a season-high 13 rebounds. Butler shot 4-for-17 en route to 12 points, collecting his third double-double since joining the Sixers. He also added five assists and two steals, but has now... Read More

7 months ago

Marc Gasol Delivers Strong Outing During Win

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol recorded 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists across 29 minutes during Saturday’s win over the Chicago Bulls. Gasol has seen his production seesaw throughout the year both with Memphis and Toronto, with Saturday serving as a rare positive note from a fantasy perspective since his acquisition by the Raptors.... Read More

7 months ago


Fred Vanvleet Ties For Team High With 23 Points During Start

Toronto Raptors point guard Fred Vanvleet entered the starting five for the second straight game during Saturday’s win over the Chicago Bulls and tied for the team lead in scoring with 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including going 3-for-8 from behind the three-point line. He also pitched in six assists and four rebounds, continuing to... Read More

7 months ago

Shaquille Harrison Delivers 15-Point Outing In Loss

Chicago Bulls point guard/small forward Shaquille Harrison continued his recent stretch of solid production during Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors, dropping 15 points in his sixth consecutive start. Harrison has now averaged 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds over his last six games, with the Bulls clearly comfortable handing him a pile of minutes to... Read More

7 months ago

Timothe Luwawu Notches First Career Double-Double

Chicago Bulls shooting guard/small forward Timothe Luwawu was one of multiple Bulls players to see a huge increase in minutes with their rotation devoid of many of the usual names during Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors. Luwawu logged a season-best 32 minutes en route to recording the first double-double of his career with 18 points... Read More

7 months ago

Serge Ibaka Collects Double-Double During Victory

Toronto Raptors power forward/center Serge Ibaka notched his second consecutive double-double during Saturday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, finishing with 23 points and 12 rebounds across 28 minutes. His scoring output matches his highest mark since Jan. 23, as he finished 10-for-16 from the floor overall, including making multiple threes in a game for the... Read More

7 months ago

Mitchell Robinson Plays Career-High 37 Minutes In Loss

New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson entered the starting five for Saturday’s loss to the Miami Heat and piled up 14 rebounds and four blocked shots across a career-high 37 minutes. With DeAndre Jordan stepping out of the rotation, Robinson saw a huge minutes increase and took advantage in just his 13th start of the... Read More

7 months ago


Hassan Whiteside Collects Double-Double In 20 Minutes Off Bench

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has seen both his minutes and production fluctuate since moving to the bench, but he delivered a double-double across 20 minutes during Saturday’s win over the New York Knicks. Whiteside racked up 17 points and 13 rebounds, closing out March with his fifth double-double since his semi-permanent shift to the... Read More

7 months ago

Goran Dragic Logs Second Straight Double-Double

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic got back in the double-double column during Saturday’s victory over the New York Knicks. Dragic finished with 10 points and 10 assists despite scuffling from the floor to the tune of 4-for-14 overall. After a seesaw month of March, he closed it out with double-doubles in each of his... Read More

7 months ago

Luke Kornet Drops 17 Points In Return To Starting Lineup

New York Knicks power forward/center Luke Kornet was all over the stat sheet during Saturday’s loss to the Miami Heat, collecting 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks across his 36 minutes. The big man lived from behind the three-point line, with 13 of his 14 field-goal attempts coming from deep,... Read More

7 months ago

Dion Waiters Fires Up Career-High 16 Three-Point Tries

Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters was not bashful during Saturday’s win over the New York Knicks, logging a season-high 28 points on 11-for-23 shooting overall, including 6-for-16 from behind the three-point line, setting a new career high in attempts. Waiters has been percolating over the past four games, having averaged nearly 12 three-point attempts... Read More

7 months ago

Myles Turner Reels Off Fourth Straight Double-Double

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner continued his hot stretch during Saturday’s loss to the Orlando Magic, collecting a double-double for the fourth consecutive game with 16 points and 12 rebounds to his credit. The league’s leading shot blocker (2.7 per game) had just one Saturday, but he made up for it in other categories as... Read More

7 months ago


D.J. Augustin Notches Third Double-Double Of Year

Orlando Magic point guard D.J. Augustin collected 11 points and 10 assists during Saturday’s win over the Indiana Pacers, giving him his third double-double in 2018-19, and first since Feb. 10. Augustin racked up 30 minutes and did not commit a turnover, shooting 5-for-10 from the floor overall. Even as Michael Carter-Williams plays well off... Read More

7 months ago

Nikola Vucevic Logs Season-Low Two Rebounds

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic was held to just two rebounds during Saturday’s win over the Indiana Pacers, setting a new season low. He had been held to four boards just over a week ago, but ceded way on the glass Saturday to teammates Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac, who combined for 18 rebounds. It... Read More

7 months ago

Darren Collison Collects Season-High 24 Points

Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison set a new season high with 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting during Saturday’s loss to the Orlando Magic. The scoring barrage marks the third time this season that Collison has led the Pacers in scoring, also adding nine assists, three rebounds and two made threes Saturday. After a three-game... Read More

7 months ago

Aaron Gordon Ties Season High With Four Made Triples

Orlando Magic small/power forward Aaron Gordon logged a team-high 23 points during Saturday’s win over the Indiana Pacers, delivering his second double-double in March by also grabbing 10 rebounds. Gordon was all over the stat sheet, adding seven assists, four made threes and two steals. The Magic will likely continue to rely upon Gordon heavily... Read More

7 months ago

Brandon Knight Logs Season-High 32 Minutes

Cleveland Cavaliers point/shooting guard Brandon Knight saw his minutes total jump back up during Thursday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Knight’s 14-point effort came on a 6-for-9 shooting performance, which won’t make owners rush to the wire to claim him, but what serves as a positive sign moving forward are the season-high 32 minutes... Read More

7 months ago


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