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About Matt Sparkington - RotoBaller

Avid basketball fan and have been playing fantasy sports since 1997. I am a huge Michigan Wolverines fan along with the Detroit Tigers. Upstate New Yorker

Matt Sparkington - RotoBaller has written 767 articles so far, you can find them below.


Brandon Ingram Records Game-High 25 Points

New Orleans Pelicans small forward Brandon Ingram continued his sensational season on Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets by recording 25 points, nine boards, and four assists. So far this season, Ingram is averaging 25.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists a contest and has been putting up these stats at an extremely efficient level, shooting... Read More

4 days ago

J.J. Redick Makes It Rain From Three-Point Range

New Orleans Pelicans guard J.J. Redick had his best outing of the season on Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets. Redick went 6-for-13 from the floor, with five of those made buckets coming from long-range, leading to the veteran recording 22 points in the contest. This is hopefully a sign of things to come for Redick,... Read More

4 days ago

Jrue Holiday Inefficiently Gets Double-Double

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday hit only a third of his shots, going 4-for-12 from the floor against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday to finish with 12 points, while also adding 11 assists. This hasn't been the start to the season that Holiday had hoped for, with the veteran averaging 14.1 points a... Read More

4 days ago

Devonte' Graham Provides Scoring Punch Off The Bench

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham led the way for the Hornets by scoring 24 points in the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. Graham shot 5-for-14 from the field, while also going 10-for-13 from the charity stripe in addition to throwing in 10 assists and five rebounds. It has been a very surprising... Read More

4 days ago

Dejounte Murray Plays Exceptionally In Fourth Quarter

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. In the contest, Murray also tallied 11 boards and two steals to go along with his point production. For fantasy players in season-long category leagues, Murray has been especially valuable, averaging 8.6... Read More

1 week ago


LaMarcus Aldridge Plays Inadequately

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a miserable showing Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Aldridge shot just 22.2 percent from the field, going 2-for-9, which lead to Aldridge accumulating only eight points. Unfortunately, the rest of Aldridge's game didn't fare much better, as he only had five boards and two assists in... Read More

1 week ago

LeBron James Records Second Straight Double-Double

Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James had 21 points, 13 assists and 11 boards Sunday versus the San Antonio Spurs. Unfortunately, James only went 8-for-23 from the floor and 5-for-10 from the free-throw line in the game against the Spurs. On the bright side for King James, he is currently averaging 25.5 points, 11.2... Read More

1 week ago

Anthony Davis Blocks The Spurs From Winning

Los Angeles Lakers power forward/center Anthony Davis recorded a game-high four blocks in the game Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. Davis scored 25 points and had 11 boards in the contest as well. AD has made the adjustment to becoming a Laker seem easy, averaging 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and three blocks a game... Read More

1 week ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Dominates In Orlando

Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo played marvelously Friday against the Orlando Magic. Antetokounmpo scored 29 points shooting 10-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-11 from the charity stripe. In addition to Greek Freak's scoring production, he also tallied fourteen boards and six assists. This has been an MVP worthy start to the season for Antetokounmpo... Read More

2 weeks ago

Evan Fournier Plays Well In Losing Effort

Orlando Magic small forward Evan Fournier had a strong showing versus the Milwaukee Bucks Friday. Fournier scored 19 points going seven for twelve from the field with four of those buckets coming from beyond the arc. Besides the scoring production that Fournier had he also collected four rebounds as well. This has been a very... Read More

2 weeks ago


Nikola Vucevic Fails To Get Double-Digit Boards

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a less-than-stellar outing Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Vucevic scored 14 points, going 6-for-12 from the floor. Vucevic also had seven rebounds and two steals. This was the first game this season that Vucevic didn't grab at least 10 boards in a game. For the season, Vucevic is currently... Read More

2 weeks ago

Khris Middleton Puts In Efficient Effort

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton made the most of his chances versus the Orlando Magic Friday. Middleton scored 16 points going seven for nine from the floor with six boards. This has been a very effective start to the season for Middleton who is currently averaging 19.8 points a contest while shooting 52.9 percent... Read More

2 weeks ago

Eric Bledsoe Propels Bucks To Victory

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe played adeptly Friday against the Orlando Magic. Bledsoe scored 18 points shooting eight for fifteen from the field with six rebounds and six assists. This outing was a pleasant surprise coming from Bledsoe who was averaging just 10.5 points, 4.3 boards, and 4.3 assists a contest coming into Friday's... Read More

2 weeks ago

Tobias Harris Contributes Wednesday

Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris had a respectable game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday. Harris scored 18 points shooting seven for fifteen from the field with nine boards and two assists. This has been a very satisfying beginning of the season for Tobi as he has averaged 18.8 points and nine rebounds while shooting 49.1... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ben Simmons Puts The Timberwolves In A Headlock

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons contributed in a variety of ways Wednesday versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. Simmons scored 16 points going seven of thirteen from the field. In addition to Simmons' scoring output, he also had seven assists, three steals, and two blocks. For the season Simmons has been filling the stat sheet averaging... Read More

2 weeks ago


Joel Embiid Gets Buckets And An Early Exit

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was on track for another tremendous performance Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves until he was shown the door. Embiid scored 19 points shooting seven for fourteen from the floor with five boards. With 6:42 left in the third quarter, Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns got into a physical altercation and both... Read More

2 weeks ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Plays Efficiently Before Ejection

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was having a solid outing Wednesday versus the Philadelphia 76ers until he got into a scuffle. Towns scored 13 points shooting five of seven from the floor with six rebounds. Halfway through the third quarter 76ers center Joel Embiid and KAT got into a confrontation and were both ejected. Including... Read More

2 weeks ago

Andrew Wiggins Shoots Poorly In Loss Wednesday

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins didn't have a very good performance Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Wiggins scored 19 points going six for sixteen from the field with five boards. In the contest, Wiggins was even worse from three-point range shooting one of six from beyond the arc. For the season Wiggins has gotten... Read More

2 weeks ago

Miles Bridges Continues Efficient Play

Charlotte Hornets small forward Miles Bridges had a solid outing versus the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday. Bridges scored 17 points going five for eight from the field with three of those made shots coming from beyond the arc. This has been the start Bridges was hoping for as he has averaged 12.5 points and two blocks... Read More

3 weeks ago

PJ Washington Records First NBA Double-Double

Charlotte Hornets power forward PJ Washington had a hot start Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Washington scored 10 points going four for eight from the floor with 10 boards. In the first quarter of Friday's contest, Washington racked up eight of those ten points. The sample size may be small but in the first two... Read More

3 weeks ago


Andrew Wiggins Scores Decently But That's About It

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins performed passably Friday against the Charlotte Hornets. Wiggins scored 16 points going six for thirteen from the floor with none of those made shots coming from three-point range. Also in the contest, Wiggins had four boards and two assists. In the first two games of the season, Wiggins has... Read More

3 weeks ago

Josh Okogie Comes Off The Bench To Give Solid Production

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Josh Okogie had a good outing versus the Charlotte Hornets Friday. Okogie scored 14 points shooting five for six from the field. Also in the contest, Okogie had four rebounds and three assists. To start the season Okogie has played fairly well. In the first two games of this season, Okogie... Read More

3 weeks ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Continues To Dominate

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns played spectacularly Friday against the Charlotte Hornets. Towns scored 37 points going 13-of-18 from the floor. In addition to KAT's immense scoring production, he also tallied 15 boards, eight assists, and four steals. To start the season Towns has been on fire averaging 36.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, with 3.5 steals,... Read More

3 weeks ago

Thomas Bryant Decides To Remain In Washington

Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant chose to remain with the Wizards after re-signing with them in free agency. Last season Bryant started on the bench but towards the end of the season earned his spot in the starting lineup. In the last ten games of last year, Bryant averaged 31.7 minutes a game. In those... Read More

5 months ago

Jeremy Lamb Agrees To Join The Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a deal with shooting guard Jeremy Lamb. Lamb last year averaged 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds a contest both were career highs. To start the season Lamb will likely be the starter with star shooting guard Victor Oladipo out for the start of the season. Initially to start the... Read More

5 months ago


Chuma Okeke Selected By Magic

Auburn Tigers power forward Chuma Okeke was taken by the Orlando Magic with the 16th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Okeke averaged 12 points and 6.8 boards last year in college. Also last season Okeke had 1.2 blocks and 1.8 steals a contest. The value of Okeke will be solely dependent on what happens... Read More

5 months ago

PJ Washington Gets Taken By Charlotte

Kentucky Wildcats power forward PJ Washington was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 12th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. Washington showed off multitude skills while at Kentucky averaging 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds a contest while shooting 42.3 percent from three-point territory. The Hornets will likely use Washington as an... Read More

5 months ago

Jaxson Hayes Is Selected By The Pelicans

Texas Longhorns center Jaxson Hayes was taken with the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Hayes averaged ten points and two blocks a game last season for the Longhorns. The size and athleticism of Hayes are tremendous as he is six foot eleven inches with solid lateral quickness. Hayes will be used as... Read More

5 months ago

De'Andre Hunter Gets Swooped Up By Atlanta

Virginia Cavaliers small forward De'Andre Hunter was taken with the fourth pick in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks. Hunter will provide the Hawks with a solid spot-up shooter to compliment their star point guard Trae Young. Last year Hunter averaged 15.2 points and five rebounds a game while shooting over 40 percent from... Read More

5 months ago

Stephen Curry Struggles Shooting Sunday

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry had a tough day at the office Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Curry scored 12 points going three for fourteen from the field with only one of those buckets coming from beyond the arc. Also in the contest, Curry had ten rebounds and seven assists. This was... Read More

7 months ago


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