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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 777 articles so far, you can find them below.


Collin Sexton Continues To Show Improvement

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton had a solid effort Thursday versus the Miami Heat. This was Sexton's fifth straight contest scoring at least 15 points. Sexton had 15 points, four boards and three assists in the game. He is showing a definite increase in productivity this year, as he is averaging 18.3 points after... Read More

2 months ago

Kevin Love Plays Well In Losing Effort

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love continued his stellar play in November with a double-double against the Miami Heat on Thursday. Love tallied 21 points, 10 boards and four steals in the outing. Since the beginning of November, Love has averaged 20.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.3 three-pointers made a game. The Philadelphia 76ers on... Read More

2 months ago

Kendrick Nunn Leads The Way For The Heat

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn recorded his second straight 20-point outing Thursday versus the Miami Heat. Nunn shot very well, going 10-for-16 from the floor to record his 23 points. Nunn also had eight assists and five boards. For fantasy players that weren't lucky enough to pick up Nunn in their fantasy leagues, you may... Read More

2 months ago

Jimmy Butler Shows Off His Defensive Prowess

Miami Heat shooting guard/small forward Jimmy Butler had an incredible showing on defense Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Butler recorded three steals and two blocks in Thursday's outing. Butler also scored 14 points, going 7-for-11 from the floor. Butler has been a thief on the defensive end of the floor this year, averaging two steals... Read More

2 months ago

Bam Adebayo Puts His Versatility On Display Thursday

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo continued his exceptional season versus the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday. Adebayo had 16 points, going 7-for-14 from the floor with 15 boards and five assists. He's  contributing in a plethora of ways, averaging, 13.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists on the season. The only center in the league to average... Read More

2 months ago


Jaren Jackson Jr. Continues Efficient Play

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. had another solid showing, and this time it was versus the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. This was Jackson's fourth straight contest shooting above 50 percent from the floor. Jackson scored 16 points, going 5-for-9 from the field, with four of those made buckets coming from three-point territory. Next... Read More

2 months ago

JA Morant Hits Game-Winner

Memphis Grizzlies point guard JA Morant made the contested layup to clinch the win Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets. Morant went 10-for-15 from the floor to record his 23 points. That wasn't all for the talented rookie, as Morant also had 11 assists. Fantasy owners will have to be patient with Morant, as his production... Read More

2 months ago

Jonas Valanciunas Records Double-Double In Winning Effort

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas had a strong showing Wednesday versus the Charlotte Hornets. Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 boards, shooting 9-for-14 from the field. The ascension of the younger players for the Grizzlies means fewer opportunities for Valanciunas, who is averaging 12.8 points and 9.5 rebounds a game -- both numbers are his... Read More

2 months ago

Terry Rozier Plays Well Wednesday

Charlotte Hornets point guard Terry Rozier had a stellar showing, scoring 33 points on 13-for-21 shooting, versus the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday. In addition to Scary Terry's scoring production, he also had six assists and five boards. This was only the second contest this season where Rozier shot above 50 percent from the field. The Hornets... Read More

2 months ago

Miles Bridges Steadily Produces For The Hornets

Charlotte Hornets small forward Miles Bridges had another decent outing Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Bridges contributed in a multitude of ways, tallying 14 points, seven boards and four rebounds. While not excelling at any one category, Bridges does give fantasy owners stats in a variety of areas, averaging 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5... Read More

2 months ago


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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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 months ago


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