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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.


Jimmy Butler Shows That Free Throws Help

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler had a solid showing Friday against the Denver Nuggets. Butler scored 22 points going four for nine from the floor and fourteen for fourteen from the charity stripe. In addition to Butler's scoring production, he also had seven boards, five assists, and three steals. Since coming back from his... Read More

12 months ago

Tobias Harris Plays Well In Philadelphia Debut

Philadelphia 76ers small forward Tobias Harris played well versus the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Harris scored 14 points going six for twelve from the field with eight boards and three assists. In the game Friday the 76ers' starters got between nine to seventeen shots each which may be a sign of things to come from... Read More

12 months ago

J.J. Redick Shoots the Lights Out

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick had a terrific outing Friday against the Denver Nuggets. Redick scored 34 points on 11-of-15 shooting with six of those made buckets coming from downtown. With the 76ers having just made a trade for star small forward Tobias Harris along with the other great players Philadelphia already has Redick... Read More

12 months ago

Jamal Murray Playing Well Since Coming Back From Injury

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray had a solid game versus the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Murray scored 23 points going nine for twenty from the floor with six assists and five boards. Since coming back from an ankle injury Murray hasn't lost a step averaging 21 points and 8.5 assists. The next opponent for... Read More

12 months ago

Nikola Jokic Continues Triple-Double Streak

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic had another exceptional performance Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jokic scored 27 points on 11-of-22 shooting with 10 boards and 10 assists. This was Jokic's second straight triple-double and third in his last four games. During that four-game span, Jokic has averaged 20.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists. Next... Read More

12 months ago


Andrew Wiggins Is Destroying Your Shooting Percentage

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins had another inefficient performance Thursday versus the Orlando Magic. Wiggins scored 23 points on 10-of-28 shooting from the floor. In addition to Wiggins's scoring, he also tallied nine boards and three steals in the contest. Wiggins has been increasingly poor at shooting as his career has gone on with... Read More

12 months ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Maintains Efficient Play

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had another terrific outing Thursday against the Orlando Magic. Towns scored 27 points going twelve for sixteen from the floor with 11 boards. In the last five contests, Towns has been performing at an unbelievable rate averaging 24.4 points and 11.4 rebounds while shooting 59.2 percent from the field. Next... Read More

12 months ago

Aaron Gordon Still Shooting Poorly

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon didn't play as well as he hoped for Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gordon scored 19 points going five for thirteen from the field and eight for eight from the charity stripe. In addition to Gordon's scoring output, he also had six boards and five assists. In the last... Read More

12 months ago

Nikola Vucevic Continues Career Year

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic had another solid performance versus the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday. Vucevic scored 21 points going nine for sixteen from the floor with 10 boards. This season Vucevic has averaged 20.6 points, 11.9 points and 3.8 assists which are all career highs. The next opponent for Vucevic and the Magic are the... Read More

12 months ago

Terrence Ross Excels Off The Bench

Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross had a stellar outing Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ross scored 32 points on 13-of-23 shooting with five boards. Since January first Ross has become a solid scorer averaging 17.4 points and 3.9 rebounds a contest. These stats show that just because a guy comes off the bench doesn't... Read More

12 months ago


James Ennis Being Shipped To Philadelphia

Houston Rockets small forward James Ennis is being sent to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to swap second-round picks in the 2021 draft as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic on Thursday. This season Ennis has averaged 7.4 points and 2.9 boards a game for the Houston Rockets. The Rockets used Ennis as... Read More

12 months ago

Markelle Fultz Starts New Beginning in Orlando

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz was sent to the Orlando Magic Thursday in a trade that sent draft picks and small forward Jonathon Simmons to the Philadelphia 76ers as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. With Fultz being injured most of this season with a shoulder injury fantasy players shouldn't expect immediate help from... Read More

12 months ago

Jonathon Simmons Sent To Philadelphia

Orlando Magic small forward Jonathon Simmons was traded Thursday to the Philadelphia 76ers in a deal that sent former first overall pick point guard Markelle Fultz to the Orlando Magic as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The 76ers will also receive from the Magic a second round pick and a protected first round pick.... Read More

12 months ago

Nikola Mirotic Traded To Bucks

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Nikola Mirotic has been sent to the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday in a trade that sent forwards Stanley Johnson and Jason Smith to the New Orleans Pelicans as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Mirotic has been out since January 24th with a calf injury but before that, he had averaged... Read More

12 months ago

Stanley Johnson, Jason Smith Acquired By Pelicans

Milwaukee Bucks forwards Stanley Johnson, Jason Smith and four second-round picks have been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans for power forward Nikola Mirotic Thursday as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Johnson was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks just yesterday from the Detroit Pistons in a separate deal. Johnson was originally selected by the... Read More

12 months ago


Jalen Brunson Shoots Poorly

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson had another rough outing Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets. Brunson scored eight points going four for eleven from the floor with seven boards and five assists. This was the third game in a row that Brunson has started for the Mavericks. In that span, Brunson has averaged 10.7 points,... Read More

12 months ago

Tim Hardaway Jr. Inefficiently Debuts For Dallas

Dallas Mavericks small forward Tim Hardaway Jr. didn't have the performance he was hoping for versus the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting with four rebounds. With Wednesday's game being Hardaway's first with the Mavericks and also in the contest the Mavs also traded starting small forward Harrison Barnes... Read More

12 months ago

Luka Doncic Continues Remarkable Rookie Season

Dallas Mavericks small forward Luka Doncic performed well Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets. Doncic scored 19 points on 5-of-20 shooting with 11 assists and 10 boards. This was the third triple-double for Doncic in the last seven games. During that span Doncic has averaged 24.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and eight assists. The next opponent for... Read More

12 months ago

Nicolas Batum Benefits Fantasy Owners In Multiple Ways

Charlotte Hornets small forward Nicolas Batum had a solid performance versus the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday. Batum scored 14 points going six for thirteen from the floor. In addition to Batum's scoring production, he also pitched in with five assists, two steals, and two blocks. The current five-game run Batum has been on has been very... Read More

12 months ago

Kemba Walker Continues Scoring Streak

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker played extremely well Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks. Walker scored 30 points on 10-of-22 shooting with four of those made buckets coming from beyond the arc. Also in the contest, Walker supplemented his scoring output with 11 boards, six assists, and two steals. In the last three games, Walker... Read More

12 months ago


Brandon Ingram Plays Adequately In The Loss

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Brandon Ingram had another decent game versus the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Ingram scored 20 points on 9-of-21 shooting with four boards. In the last five outings, Ingram been really producing with an average of 23.4 points a contest which is up from his season average of 17.2 points... Read More

12 months ago

Kyle Kuzma Performs Inadequately

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Kyle Kuzma didn't have the contest he had hoped for Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Kuzma scored 13 points on four of twelve shooting with four boards. Since coming back from a minor hip injury Kuzma has averaged just 11.5 points and two rebounds an outing. The next opponent... Read More

12 months ago

Klay Thompson Torches The Lake Show

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson played magnificently Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Thompson scored 28 points going 10 for 15 from the floor with four of those buckets coming from three-point territory. Since the start of January Thompson has been on fire shooting 59.2 percent from the field. Next up for the... Read More

12 months ago

Kevin Durant Records Double-Double

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant had another stellar outing versus the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday. Durant scored 21 points going eight for thirteen from the floor . In addition to Durant's scoring contributions he also had 11 assists and five boards. Since the Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins made his season debut Durant has... Read More

12 months ago

Stephen Curry Even Has Off Nights

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry didn't have the performance he was hoping for Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Curry tallied 14 points and four rebounds with 12 of those points coming in the fourth quarter. Besides Saturday Curry has been on a tear lately. In the last five contests, Curry has averaged... Read More

12 months ago


Gordon Hayward Performs Efficiently

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward had a decent performance versus the New York Knicks Friday. Hayward scored 14 points going five for eight from the floor with two of those makes coming from way downtown. On top of Hayward's scoring, he also chipped in with three boards and two blocks. For Hayward, the key... Read More

12 months ago

Jayson Tatum Underwhelms At The Garden

Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum didn't have his best contest Friday against the New York Knicks. Tatum scored 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. In addition to Tatum's scoring, he also had five rebounds and three assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday is next on the schedule for the Celtics and... Read More

12 months ago

Al Horford Is A Jack Of All Trades

Boston Celtics center Al Horford played a solidly versus the New York Knicks on Friday night. Horford scored 14 points going seven for twelve from the floor. Besides Horford's scoring production he also had nine boards and four assists. The last four games have been very good for Horford as he has averaged 16 points,... Read More

12 months ago

Kyrie Irving Shines In Return

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving had an exemplary performance Friday night against the New York Knicks. Irving scored 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting with two of those buckets coming from long range. Also in the contest, Irving had ten rebounds and six assists. The Celtics and Uncle Drew will next be taking on the... Read More

12 months ago

Kevin Knox Struggles With Jump Shot

New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox had a less than ideal outing versus the Boston Celtics on Friday. Knox scored 21 points on 9-of-21 shooting with five boards. In the last five contests, Knox has really had a tough time with his efficiency shooting 37.1 percent from the field. The next opponent for the... Read More

12 months ago


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