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About Taavi Pailk - RotoBaller

Sports nut since day 1 on the planet. Don't talk much, but write a lot. A firm believer that James Harden is the real MVP.

Taavi Pailk - RotoBaller has written 3377 articles so far, you can find them below.


Buddy Hield Settles For 12 Points Against Utah

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield shot a good 5-for-10 from the field and 2-for-5 from behind the arc on Sunday against Utah, but he couldn't get more than 12 points. He posted a season-high five turnovers in 32 minutes and ended up being a minus-21 for the game. Hield has a bizarre week as... Read More

1 year ago

Marvin Bagley Keeps Momentum Versus Jazz

Sacramento Kings power forward Marvin Bagley finished with an ugly minus-28 rating in Sunday's 133-112 loss to Utah, but he provided another good fantasy line with 18 points, six rebounds and two blocks. He shot 6-for-12 from the field and 6-for-8 from the line in 30 minutes on the floor. The rookie from Duke has... Read More

1 year ago

Bogdan Bogdanovic Drops 20 Points In First Start

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic had a good game in his first outing as a starter on Sunday, scoring a team-high 20 points against the Jazz on 6-for-14 shooting. He shot 2-for-5 from behind the arc and sank all six attempts from the line. Bogdanovic also finished with three rebounds, three assists, and one... Read More

1 year ago

James Johnson Remains Rusty

Miami Heat forward James Johnson still remained ineffective on Sunday against the Raptors, shooting 2-for-7 from the field and finishing with a minus-25 rating in 19 minutes. It was his second game as a starter this season after he missed the first 15 games with a hernia problem. Johnson is a great fantasy asset as... Read More

1 year ago

Hassan Whiteside Plays Only 12 Minutes On Sunday

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside found himself in a familiar spot on Sunday against the Raptors, peeping from the sidelines when his teammates try to pull out a victory. He logged a season-low 12 minutes and had only two points and five rebounds, shooting 1-for-5 from the field and 0-for-2 from the line. Whiteside was... Read More

1 year ago


Josh Richardson Struggles From Field On Sunday

Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson had a really long night at the office on Sunday as he couldn't get much going, finishing with 19 points on 5-for-19 shooting, hitting three of eight triples. He and James Johnson ended up with a team-worst minus-25 rating. On the positive side, Richardson had five rebounds and he... Read More

1 year ago

Bam Adebayo Collects 21 Rebounds In Sunday's Loss

Miami Heat forward/center Bam Adebayo dominated the glass on Sunday against the Raptors, finishing with a career-high 21 rebounds in 36 minutes off the bench. He posted his second double-double, finishing it off with 16 points. Adebayo also had two blocks and one steal in the game. Owners must be really pleased how the last... Read More

1 year ago

Dwyane Wade Explodes For 35 Points Against Toronto

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade had a massive game in Sunday's loss to Toronto, scoring 35 points in 34 minutes off the bench. It's the most ever by a Heat bench player. Wade shot 13-for-22 from the field, including 4-for-7 from deep. He also dished out a season-high six assists and had five rebounds... Read More

1 year ago

Carl Hagelin Heads To Injured Reserve

Los Angeles Kings left wing Carl Hagelin will be missing for multiple weeks after exiting Saturday's 4-2 loss to Vancouver with an MCL sprain. He picked up his second point as a King with an assist before suffering the injury. Hagelin had been skating on the third line since his arrival from Pittsburgh on Nov.... Read More

1 year ago

Cam Talbot Starts For Edmonton On Sunday

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot will take the place in the cage on Sunday in a road outing against the Kings. It's his 15th start of the season, but only the fifth appearance this month. Talbot hasn't registered a win since Oct. 28, so understandably, Mikko Koskinen has gotten the majority of starts in November.... Read More

1 year ago


Clayton Keller Scores Only Coyotes Goal On Sunday

Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller scored the team's only goal in Sunday's heavy 6-1 loss to Calgary, ending a lengthy dry spell in the process. He hadn't yet scored a single time this month, with his goal drought stretching to 11 games overall. Keller's struggles aren't a surprise, as the team has started to struggle... Read More

1 year ago

Sean Monahan Scores 13th Goal

Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan scored his 13th goal of the season on Sunday, setting off a 6-1 romp against the Coyotes. Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau provided the assists. Monahan has done especially well in front of goal this month as this was his eighth marker in November. Four of the goals, including his... Read More

1 year ago

James Neal Reaches 500 Career Points On Sunday

Calgary Flames winger James Neal joined the 500-point club on Sunday, producing a power-play assist in a 6-1 road win against Arizona. He's the fifth player from the 2005 NHL Draft to reach the mark. Sidney Crosby, of course, leads the list with 1140 points. Neal had been stuck on 499 for a while as... Read More

1 year ago

T.J. Brodie Picks Up Two Points On Sunday

Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie registered his second multi-point outing of the season on Sunday, finishing a 6-1 win over Arizona with a goal and an assist. The Flames had three short-handed goals in one game for the third time in franchise history and Brodie produced one of them at the start of the final... Read More

1 year ago

Mark Jankowski Scores Twice In Flames Win

Calgary Flames center Mark Jankowski doubled his goals tally for the season on Sunday, netting twice in a 6-1 win over Arizona. His second one was a short-handed marker. Jankowski showed some very good promise last season, getting 17 goals and 25 points in 72 games, but he's been stuck in a bottom-six role this... Read More

1 year ago


Noah Hanifin Scores Short-Handed Game-Winner

Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin scored twice in Sunday's 6-1 romp at Arizona with his first goal, which came short-handed, ending up as the game-winner. He also scored on a power play. These are Hanifin's first goals as a Flame. He's been steadily improving his goal-scoring, so it's actually been a bit disappointing that it... Read More

1 year ago

Mike Smith Shines In Return To Crease

Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith made his first start since Nov. 15 on Sunday and he performed very well against his former team, only just missing a shutout in a 6-1 win. Clayton Keller beat him with only a little over six minutes left in regulation. Smith had 28 saves in the game and recorded... Read More

1 year ago

Pekka Rinne Goes For 10th Win On Sunday

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will be aiming to pick up his 10th win of the season on Sunday against the Ducks. Rinne has been in a league of his own among goalies this season, allowing only 1.66 goals per game while posting a .944 save percentage, both of which are the best marks in... Read More

1 year ago

John Gibson Faces Nashville On Sunday

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson will be starting on Sunday against the Nashville Predators. He'll be looking for his second win against the Preds this season after stopping 34 of 35 shots on Nov. 12 in a 2-1 shootout win. Gibson is also carrying a winning feeling into tonight's matchup, having won two on the... Read More

1 year ago

Cory Schneider Starting For Devils On Sunday

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider will make his fifth start of the season against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. He's in a really dark place at the moment, so fantasy managers should steer clear of him. Schneider has a 0-4-0 record for the season with a 4.08 goals-against average and .865 save percentage.... Read More

1 year ago


Louis Domingue In A Great Spot To Improve Record

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue will start on Sunday against New Jersey, and he's in a great spot to improve his 7-3-0 record. The Devils have struggled on the road all season long, winning just twice so far and they have also lost four straight in Tampa. Their goals-against average for road games stands... Read More

1 year ago

Davis Bertans Gets 17 Points Off The Bench

San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans had a very good outing on Saturday against Milwaukee, scoring 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. He finished 4-for-7 from downtown and also picked up a season-high six rebounds while registering his third consecutive game with at least one steal. Bertans hasn't been used... Read More

1 year ago

Bryn Forbes Scores Efficient 18 Points

San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes scored an efficient 18 points on Saturday against the Bucks, missing only three of his 11 field goal attempts. He was a perfect 2-for-2 from downtown and added two rebounds, one assist and one steal to his tally. Forbes has been very productive this season, failing to hit double... Read More

1 year ago

Rudy Gay Finishes With 11 Points Against Milwaukee

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay shot a good 5-for-9 from the field in Saturday's loss to Milwaukee, but he barely made it into double figures, finishing with exactly 10 points. He made up for his lackluster scoring a bit with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block. Gay has been scoring well... Read More

1 year ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Held In Check By Bucks

San Antonio Spurs forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge scored only 15 points in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday. He had to settle for just three rebounds as well. It was a major letdown after Aldridge had 33 points and 14 rebounds on Friday against Indiana, but he always seems to struggle when playing without any... Read More

1 year ago


DeMar DeRozan Matches Season High With 34 Points On Saturday

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points for the third time this season on Saturday, shooting 13-for-28 from the field in a 135-129 road loss at Milwaukee. He also had seven assists, four rebounds and one steal in the game. The Spurs blew a nice lead in the fourth quarter to lose... Read More

1 year ago

Brook Lopez Settles For Nine Points Against Spurs

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez had a nine-point outing on Saturday against the Spurs, shooting 3-for-4 from the field with one triple. He did considerably better compared to his Friday's performance against the Suns when the big man finished a shocking 0-for-12 from deep and 3-for-17 from the field overall. Lopez was brought in to... Read More

1 year ago

Malcolm Brogdon Matches Season High With 23 Points

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon had one of his best offensive outings of the season on Saturday, matching his season high with 23 points in a 135-129 win against the Spurs. He had a superb night from the field, shooting 10-for-15, including 3-for-5 from downtown. Brogdon generally doesn't do much scoring as he's got other... Read More

1 year ago

Eric Bledsoe In Double-Double Form On Saturday

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe produced his second double-double of the season on Saturday, finishing a 135-129 win against the Spurs with 20 points and 10 assists. He went an ugly 1-for-7 from deep but shot a solid 8-for-15 overall. Bledsoe added four rebounds and two steals to his fantasy line. He'll be expected... Read More

1 year ago

Khris Middleton Has 21 Points Against Spurs

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had his sixth game with at least 20 points this month on Saturday, scoring 21 on 8-for-14 shooting against San Antonio. He made at least 40 percent of his treys for a third consecutive game, shooting 4-for-9 from deep. Middleton also had four rebounds, two assists and one steal... Read More

1 year ago


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