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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.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

8 months ago

Klay Thompason Lights It Up Game Four

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson had a spectacular outing versus the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday. Thompson scored 32 points shooting 12-of-20 from the floor with six of those buckets coming from beyond the arc. Before this game, Thompson was having a slow series averaging just 13.7 points a contest in the previous three... Read More

8 months ago

Kevin Durant Scores Game-High 33 Points

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant played tremendously Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Durant scored 33 points shooting 12-of-21 from the floor with three of those baskets coming from long-range. In addition to Durant's prolific scoring, he also had seven rebounds and six assists. This has been a very good series for KD... Read More

8 months ago

Patrick Beverley Contributes On Both Ends Game Four

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley had an exceptional showing versus the Golden State Warriors Sunday. Beverley scored 12 points going four for nine from the floor with three of those buckets coming from downtown. In addition to Beverley's scoring output, he also had ten boards, five assists, and three blocks. Normally this series... Read More

8 months ago

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Shines On Sunday

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a strong performance Sunday against the Golden State Warriors. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 25 points shooting 9-of-15 from the floor with two boards and two assists. This was a nice showing for SGA who was struggling the previous two contests. In that two-game period Gilgeous-Alexander averaged just 5.5 points... Read More

8 months ago

Jamal Murray Bounces Back In Game Four

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray had a solid game against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday. Murray scored 24 points going eight for fourteen from the floor with six assists. This hasn't been the playoff run that Murray was hoping for going into his first postseason. So far Murray has averaged 17.8 points and three... Read More

8 months ago

Nikola Jokic Contributes In A Multitude Of Ways Game Four

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic had another stellar performance Saturday versus the San Antonio Spurs. Jokic scored 29 points shooting 10-of-22 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line. The Joker also had twelve boards and eight assists in the contest to go along with his scoring production. In the series so far Jokic... Read More

8 months ago

Derrick White Fails To Recapture Game Three Magic

San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White didn't have the performance he was hoping for versus the Denver Nuggets Saturday. White scored eight points going three for eight from the floor. In addition to White's scoring output, he also tallied five assists and four boards. Not counting the epic outing White had Game Three, this... Read More

8 months ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Holds His Own In Game Four

San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge had another respectable outing versus the Denver Nuggets Saturday. Aldridge scored 24 points shooting 10-of-18 from the floor with nine boards. The playoffs for Aldridge have been eerily similar to his stats in the regular season as he has averaged 20.3 points per game in the series so far... Read More

8 months ago

DeMar DeRozan Plays Solidly Saturday

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan had a decent showing Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. DeRozan scored 19 points going seven for thirteen from the floor and five for six from the charity stripe. Also in the contest, DeRozan had five assists and five boards. The series for DeRozan has been a good one... Read More

8 months ago

Domantas Sabonis Struggles Shooting But Still Produces

Indiana Pacers power forward Domantas Sabonis had a very tumultuous outing Friday against the Boston Celtics. Sabonis scored 12 points going three for ten from the field with seven boards and six assists. This was Sabonis's best game of the series as he has averaged 6.7 points, seven rebounds, and 4.7 assists in the playoffs... Read More

8 months ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Performs Inefficiently

Indiana Pacers small forward Bojan Bogdanovic continued his struggles versus the Indiana Pacers Friday. Bogdanovic scored 15 points shooting six-of-seventeen from the floor with five boards and four assists. This has been a rough series for Bogdanovic as he has averaged 16.7 points shooting 38.2 percent from the field in the series so far. The... Read More

8 months ago

Jaylen Brown Scores Game-High 23 Points

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown had a tremendous performance Friday against the Indiana Pacers. Brown scored 23 points going eight for nine from the floor with seven boards. In the contest, Brown was scorching hot not missing a shot until deep into the fourth quarter. For the series, Brown is only averaging just 10.3... Read More

8 months ago

Kyrie Irving Heavily Contributes To Celtics Victory

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving played effectively Friday against the Indiana Pacers. Irving scored 19 points shooting 7-of-19 from the floor with three of those buckets coming from beyond the arc. Also in the contest Irving had ten assists and five boards. During the series Irving has had solid counting stats averaging 25.3 points... Read More

8 months ago

Jayson Tatum Plays Well Friday

Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum had a solid performance versus the Indiana Pacers Friday. Tatum scored 18 points going eight for sixteen from the floor with seven boards. In the series so far Tatum has increased his production averaging 19.7 points a game so far in the playoffs which is four points higher than... Read More

8 months ago

Deandre Bembry Plays Well In Loss

Atlanta Hawks small forward Deandre Bembry had a solid outing versus the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Bembry scored 13 points, going 5-for-11 from the field with eight boards. Bembry has hit a nice hot streak recently, averaging 14.7 points, eight rebounds and 3.7 assists in the last three contests. The Hawks and Bembry will next... Read More

8 months ago

Alex Len Scores Game-High 33 Points

Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len had a stellar performance Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Len scored 33 points, going 13 of 23 from the floor, with six of those buckets coming from long range. Len also had eight boards and two blocks. Lately, Len has really increased his output, averaging 18.3 points and 5.5 rebounds... Read More

8 months ago

D.J. Wilson Efficient Off The Bench

Milwaukee Bucks power forward D.J. Wilson had a decent showing Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. Wilson scored 10 points, going 3-for-4 from the field with seven boards. Recently, Wilson has increased his production, averaging 8.6 points and 6.7 rebounds in the last three contests. The Bucks and Wilson next take on the Indiana Pacers on... Read More

8 months ago

Khris Middleton Maintains Strong Play

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton played very well versus the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Middleton scored 21 points, going 8-for-19 from the floor with five boards. In the last three games, Middleton has played incredibly, averaging 23 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists an outing. The next opponent for the Bucks and Middleton are... Read More

8 months ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads The Way For Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had an exceptional outing Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, shooting 10 of 15 from the floor and eight of 12 from the free-throw line. In addition to Antetokounmpo's scoring production, he also had nine boards and three blocks. The Greek Freak may have only played... Read More

8 months ago

Joe Harris Plays Well In Big Win For Nets

Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Harris had a solid contest Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Harris scored 14 points, going 5-for-16 from the floor with six boards. Harris is in the midst of a hot streak, averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds a game, and both are higher than his current season marks. The next... Read More

8 months ago

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