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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.


Nikola Vucevic Records Double-Double Friday

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic had very serviceable performance Friday against the Chicago Bulls. Vucevic scored 19 points shooting nine for sixteen from the field. In addition to Vucevic's scoring, he also had 13 boards and seven assists versus the Bulls. Quietly Vucevic has become one of the most productive centers in the NBA. Currently,... Read More

11 months ago

Evan Fournier Leads The Way For Orlando

Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier performed very well versus the Chicago Bulls Friday. Fournier scored 22 points going 8-of-17 from the floor with five assists. In the last ten games Fournier has performed better than normal averaging 16.3 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.5 rebounds all of which are higher than his season averages. The... Read More

11 months ago

Zach LaVine Continues To Be Productive

Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine had a decent game Friday against the Orlando Magic. LaVine scored 22 points shooting six for fourteen from the floor with five of those buckets coming from beyond the arc. Besides LaVine's scoring production he also accumulated six assists and four rebounds. For the month of February LaVine has... Read More

11 months ago

Lauri Markkanen Scores Game-High 25 Points

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen had a less than efficient performance versus the Orlando Magic Friday. Markkanen scored 25 points going 8-of-21 from the floor with 11 boards. The contest against the Magic seems more like an outlier for Markkanen as he has averaged 25.3 points, 12.1 rebounds shooting 47.2 percent from the field... Read More

11 months ago

Otto Porter Is Loving His Change Of Scenery

Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter had a solid outing Friday against the Orlando Magic. Porter scored 17 points shooting six for fifteen from the field with three of those buckets coming from downtown. Also in the contest, Porter tallied five boards and four assists. Since joining the Bulls Porter has averaged 21.4 points per... Read More

11 months ago


Jarrett Allen Fails To Block The Blazers

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen had a decent but uneventful game against the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday. Allen scored 12 points shooting four for seven from the floor with 11 boards but no blocks. This was one of the rare games that Allen failed to record a block in the previous six games he has... Read More

11 months ago

D'Angelo Russell Makes A Quarter Of His Shots

Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell had a less than stellar performance Thursday versus the Portland Trail Blazers. Russell scored 14 points going four for sixteen from the field and four for six from the free-throw line. In the outing, Thursday Russell also tallied eight assists and four boards. Thursday's game seems to be more... Read More

11 months ago

Jusuf Nurkic Leads The Way For Portland

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic played tremendously against the Brooklyn Nets Thursday night. Nurkic scored 27 points shooting 10-of-15 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. In addition to Nurkic's scoring production, he also had 12 boards and three blocks. In the last five contests, Nurkic has really stepped it up averaging... Read More

11 months ago

Damian Lillard Struggles In First Game After The Break

Portland Trail Blazers point guard point guard Damian Lillard didn't have the performance he was hoping for Thursday versus the Brooklyn Nets. Lillard scored 13 points shooting 5-of-21 floor with eight boards and eight assists. Since the first of February Lillard hasn't played as well as normal averaging 23.3 points shooting 41.3 percent from the... Read More

11 months ago

C.J. McCollum Performs Well In Brooklyn

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum had a solid outing Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets. McCollum scored 21 points going nine for nineteen from the floor. Included to McCollum's scoring output he also had six boards and five assists. The All-Star break came at a perfect time for McCollum as he as had been... Read More

11 months ago


Jonathan Isaac Provides Efficient Production

Orlando Magic power forward Jonathan Isaac had a solid performance Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets. Isaac scored 16 points going six for nine from the floor with six boards in the contest. In the last five games, Issac has really turned it on averaging 15.8 points and 2.8 blocks a game. The Chicago Bulls will... Read More

11 months ago

Aaron Gordon Struggles With Jumper Thursday

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon had a rough outing versus the Charlotte Hornets Thursday. Gordon scored 10 points going four for seventeen from the floor with 11 assists. Since the start of February Gordon has really performed poorly averaging 15.4 points a game while shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The next game for... Read More

11 months ago

Nikola Vucevic Efficiently Records Double-Double

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic played very well Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets. Vucevic scored 17 points going seven for thirteen from the field. In addition to Vucevic's scoring production, he also recorded 11 boards and four assists. This was the third straight game for Vucevic shooting 50 percent or better from the field. The... Read More

11 months ago

Terrence Ross Leads Magic In Scoring Off The Bench

Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross had a solid performance versus the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. Ross scored 21 points shooting 8-of-15 from the floor with three of those buckets coming from long-range. This has been a career year for Ross as he has averaged 14.6 points and 3.3 assists a game both of which... Read More

11 months ago

Kemba Walker Struggles Before Hosting All-Star Game

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker didn't have a strong game Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. Walker scored 10 points shooting 4-of-20 from the floor with three assists. For Walker, this proved all good things must come to an end as the previous five games Walker scored 30 points or more in each contest. During... Read More

11 months ago


Zach LaVine Performs Well Wednesday

Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine had a very good all-around game Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. LaVine scored 15 points going five for ten from the floor and four for four from the charity stripe. Also in the contest, LaVine had seven assists and six boards. Since the calendar turned to February LaVine has... Read More

11 months ago

Otto Porter Records Career High In Points

Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter played tremendously versus the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday. Porter scored 37 points shooting 16-of-20 from the floor with 10 boards. Maybe a change of scenery is exactly what Porter needed. Since Porter was acquired by the Bulls he has averaged 22.5 points and 5.8 rebounds a contest. Next, up for... Read More

11 months ago

Lauri Markkanen Continues Double-Double Streak

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen had a solid performance Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls. Markkanen scored 21 points shooting 6-of-14 from the floor with three of those buckets coming from downtown. In addition to Markkanen's scoring production, he also tallied ten boards and six assists. Markkanen has recorded a double-double in each of his... Read More

11 months ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. Still Struggling On The Boards

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. had a disappointing outing versus the Chicago Bulls Wednesday. Jackson Jr. scored 12 points going five for ten from the floor with two rebounds. Since January second Triple J hasn't posted a double-digit rebounding game. For the season his rebounding stats look even worse as point guards Stephen... Read More

11 months ago

Mike Conley Shoots Poorly In Chicago

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley didn't play very well Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls. Conley scored 12 points going three for eleven from the floor and five for six from the free-throw line. This type of production has unfortunately been all too common as of late. In the past four contest, Conley has averaged... Read More

11 months ago


Derrick Rose Comes Back With A Bang

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose played well in his return to action Monday versus the Los Angeles Clippers. Rose scored 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting with six assists. This season has been a remarkable comeback for Rose as he has averaged 18.4 points and 4.8 assists this year. The Houston Rockets are the next... Read More

11 months ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Plays Efficiently

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had another strong showing versus the Los Angeles Clippers Monday. Towns scored 24 points going seven for eleven from the field and ten for twelve from the charity stripe. In the last five contests, KAT has been scorching hot averaging 28 points with 11.8 boards a contest shooting 63.8 percent... Read More

11 months ago

Landry Shamet Continues To Impress

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet had another solid performance Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Shamet scored 15 points going four for seven from the floor with three of those made buckets coming from deep. In the contest, Shamet also had three boards and two steals. Since Shamet joined the Clippers he has really... Read More

11 months ago

Montrezl Harrell Records Double-Double Monday

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell played very well versus the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. Harrell scored 18 points on seven of ten shooting. In addition to Harrell's scoring output, he also had 12 boards and six assists. Since the first of January Harrell has been a key for the Clippers averaging 16.3 points... Read More

11 months ago

Lou Williams Excels In Minnesota

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams had a tremendous outing Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Williams scored 45 points going 13-of-25 from the floor and 16-of-16 from the free-throw line. Williams in the last five games has been really lighting it up averaging 23.8 points and 4.2 assists a contest. The Phoenix Suns are... Read More

11 months ago


Lou Williams Shoots Poorly In Boston

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams had a less than stellar game Saturday versus the Boston Celtics. Williams scored 15 points going four for fifteen from the floor with six assists and three boards. Since the first of January Williams may still be putting up points but he isn't nearly as efficient as normal.... Read More

11 months ago

Danilo Gallinari Starting To Hit His Stride

Los Angeles Clippers small forward Danilo Gallinari had a decent outing against the Boston Celtics Saturday. Gallinari scored 19 points going five for ten from the field and seven for seven from the free-throw line. In addition to Gallinari's point production, he also had ten boards and four assists. Recently Gallinari came back from injury... Read More

11 months ago

Montrezl Harrell Extends Breakout Season

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell had a superb contest versus the Boston Celtics Saturday. Harrell scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six boards. This season Harrell has averaged 15.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game which are all career highs for the Clippers power forward. The Minnesota Timberwolves are next... Read More

11 months ago

Terry Rozier Fills In Admirably

Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier played very well off the bench Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Rozier scored 16 points with five boards and three assists. In the nine games, that starting point guard Kyrie Irving has missed Rozier has averaged 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists. Next up for the Celtics... Read More

11 months ago

Kyrie Irving Leaves Game Early With Injury

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was playing well before getting injured Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving scored 14 points going four for seven from the field and five for five from the charity stripe. In the contest, Irving went down midway through the second quarter with a knee sprain and didn't return... Read More

11 months ago


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