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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 3011 articles so far, you can find them below.


Danny Green Scores 22 Points Off the Bench

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green had to settle for a bench role in Sunday's road win over Cleveland, but he didn't let that affect his game, as he scored 22 points in 23 minutes. Green shot 6-for-11 and made five of his nine treys after missing Friday's loss to Denver with food poisoning.... Read More

2 years ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Scores 27 Points Against Cavs

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge followed up Friday's 38-point performance against Denver with another good outing, as he led the team in scoring in Sunday's 110-94 win over Cleveland. Aldridge scored 27 points on 9-for-20 shooting, dropping in nine of his 10 freebies. He also had six rebounds, three assists, and a block.... Read More

2 years ago

Yogi Ferrell Shines in Loss to Jazz

Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell provided a good spark off the bench in Saturday's loss to Utah, finishing with 13 points on 5-for-11 shooting, and even ending up leading the team with 35 minutes on the floor. Ferrell, who shot 3-for-6 from deep, also recorded five rebounds and four assists. He finished scoreless in the... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Very Disappointing on Saturday

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes couldn't get anything going on Saturday against the Utah Jazz, finishing with only nine points in 30 minutes on the floor. Barnes missed all four attempts from downtown and shot 4-for-11 overall in what was his first game without double-digit points since Jan. 20. He also shared the team-worst... Read More

2 years ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Awful Against Utah

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. had a shocker against Utah on Saturday, finishing with just seven points and no assists with five turnovers. He missed all four attempts from deep and shot 2-for-11 overall. Smith Jr. has been really disappointing since the All-Star break, as he's combined for only 20 points in two... Read More

2 years ago


Deyonta Davis Scores 14 Points in Loss to Miami

Memphis Grizzlies center Deyonta Davis matched his season high with 14 points on Saturday, shooting 6-for-11 from the field against Miami. The second-year player from Michigan State also notched seven rebounds in 23 minutes. Davis replaced Marc Gasol (rest) in the starting lineup, so don't get your hopes up of another good outing Monday against... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Harrison Scores Team-Leading 17 Points

Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison ended up as the team's leading scorer in Saturday's 115-89 loss to Miami, finishing with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Marc Gasol (rest) and Tyreke Evans (ribs) didn't play, which helped increase Harrison's usage rate and points tally. He also had six assists and four rebounds in 28 minutes of... Read More

2 years ago

JaMychal Green Posts Double-Double Versus Miami

Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green enjoyed his Saturday night against the Miami Heat, as he recorded his seventh double-double of the season. Green shot 5-for-10 from the floor on his way to 10 points and he grabbed 11 rebounds. He also led the team in minutes (35) with Marc Gasol (rest) out. Green has... Read More

2 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki's Second-Half Fantasy Outlook

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki has played his best basketball of the season this month and could be an interesting fantasy player to own during the latter half of the season. Nowitzki has averaged 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in February, shooting very well from the field (52.9 percent) and from behind the arc... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes' Second-Half Fantasy Outlook

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes should continue his solid but unspectacular play during the second half of the season. Barnes leads the team in minutes (34.4), points (18.3) and rebounds (6.6) this season, shooting 44.9 percent from the floor and 35 percent from behind the arc. However, his fantasy upside is limited, as he... Read More

2 years ago


Dennis Smith Jr.'s Second-Half Fantasy Outlook

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will be a fun but possibly also a frustrating player to own during the second half of the season. The rookie from North Carolina State is having a solid first year in the league, averaging 14.8 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game, but he's got potential... Read More

2 years ago

Jarell Martin Provides a Spark Off the Bench

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jarell Martin logged 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Thunder, finishing with 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting. He's been relegated to the bench recently after JaMychal Green returned from injury, but Green was fighting an illness in the 121-114 loss and ended up playing just 19 minutes. Martin... Read More

2 years ago

Dillon Brooks Solid on Wednesday

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks continued with his recent solid play on Wednesday, scoring 14 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on 6-for-15 shooting. The 22-year-old rookie also had five rebounds, three assists and a steal. Brooks has reached double figures in points 12 times in the last 14 games. His minutes have been steadily... Read More

2 years ago

Marc Gasol Just Misses a Double-Double

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had a tough night from the field in Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma, shooting 4-for-11 and missing all three attempts from deep, but he still flirted with a double-double. Gasol had 10 points and recorded nine assists in 30 minutes. He started February with a 19-point, 14-rebound double-double at Detroit, but... Read More

2 years ago

Tyreke Evans Stuffs the Stat Sheet Against Thunder

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tyreke Evans had a superb outing in his second game back with the team, as he scored 23 points on 8-for-18 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, dropping four three-bombs along the way. He also notched nine rebounds and seven assists. It was very surprising to see Evans stay in... Read More

2 years ago


Andrew Harrison Scores Career-High 28 Points

Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison went a perfect 5-for-5 from deep Wednesday against the Thunder on his way to a career-high 28 points. He shot 10-for-16 overall in 33 minutes on the floor before getting tossed near the end for a second technical foul. Harrison has been really inconsistent in his second year in the... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Scores 13 Points in 30 Minutes Versus Minnesota

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon, who recently missed multiple games with a back problem, seems to be fully healthy now after logging 30 minutes off the bench against Minnesota. He shot 3-for-9 from behind the arc to finish with 13 points. Gordon has been quite cold this month, scoring only 11 points per game... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Paul Struggling From Deep

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul went just 1-for-5 from deep in Tuesday's road win over Minnesota, finishing with 13 points in 34 minutes. Paul is having a great year from behind the arc this season, hitting just below 40 percent of his triples, but he's been in a slump recently, shooting only 25 percent... Read More

2 years ago

Clint Capela Posts Double-Double Once Again

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela extended his run of consecutive double-doubles to three games on Tuesday, recording 14 points and 12 rebounds against Minnesota. Capela was very efficient with his shot, going 5-for-7 from the field, and he did the damage in only 26 minutes of action, picking up one block as well. He's slowly... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Anderson Scores 21 Points Off the Bench

Houston Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson torched the Minnesota Timberwolves from downtown in Tuesday's 126-108 win. Anderson went 6-for-10 from deep on his way to 21 points in just 26 minutes. Twelve of the points came in the fourth quarter -- all from triples of course. Anderson has quietly found his range again, as he's... Read More

2 years ago


James Harden Drops 34 Points on Minnesota

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden had his third game in the last five outings with at least 30 points on Tuesday, shooting 10-for-20, including 4-for-10 from deep, to finish with 34 points against Minnesota. Harden also had 13 assists and six rebounds with one block. He's been nothing short of amazing recently and should... Read More

2 years ago

Danny Green Shoots Well Against the Jazz

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green had 13 points in 30 minutes on Monday against Utah, shooting well from deep. He went 3-for-5 with his three-ball and shot 4-for-9 overall. Green also had two blocks and five rebounds in the 101-99 loss. After a really ugly January in which Green made less than 25... Read More

2 years ago

Davis Bertans Records Three Blocks Against Utah

San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans scored 12 points and recorded three blocks in Monday's 101-99 loss to the Jazz. The Latvian shot well from the floor, going 5-for-8, including 2-for-4 from behind the arc. He also had four rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes. Bertans has now reached double figures in scoring in... Read More

2 years ago

Dejounte Murray Returns to Action With a 12-Point Effort

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray (ankle) was back on the floor on Monday against Utah after missing one game, scoring 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting. He logged 29 minutes and looked fine, as he also recorded four rebounds, four assists and one steal. Murray has cooled off a bit after his great start... Read More

2 years ago

Pau Gasol Gets 12th Double-Double of the Season

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol was back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Utah Jazz and he made all fantasy owners happy, getting a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double. Gasol shot 6-for-14 from the field and also had six assists, two blocks, and a steal. He was relegated to the bench at the start... Read More

2 years ago


Kyle Anderson Leads Spurs in Scoring Against Utah

San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson logged a team-high 35 minutes in Monday's loss to Utah and he also led the team in scoring, getting 16 points on 5-for-12 shooting. He missed all three attempts from deep and turned the ball over four times, but it was a good performance overall, which included five rebounds,... Read More

2 years ago

Doug McDermott Finishes With Eight Points in the Start

Dallas Mavericks small forward Doug McDermott got the start on Sunday against Houston with Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), Wesley Matthews (back) and J.J. Barea (rest) all out, but he failed to impress, scoring only eight points in 34 minutes. McDermott shot 2-for-6 from downtown and 3-for-9 overall. He added four assists and three rebounds to his... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Underperforms on Sunday

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes had a disappointing outing on Sunday against the Houston Rockets, finishing with only 11 points in 31 minutes. After dropping 21 points in 27 minutes on the Lakers, Barnes shot 4-for-15 from the field and missed four of his five attempts from downtown. Barnes, who missed a couple of... Read More

2 years ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Posts New Career-High in Assists

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. recorded a double-double on Sunday against Houston with 16 points and a new career-high 11 assists. Smith had 10 assists in his NBA debut back in October, but he's averaged just five dimes during his rookie season, so it was great to see the ball movement by him. Maybe... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Powell Records Double-Double on Sunday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell picked up his second double-double of the season in Sunday's loss to Houston, scoring 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting in addition to grabbing 12 rebounds. Powell also sank all six of his attempts from the charity stripe and he also had one block in 29 minutes of action. He now... Read More

2 years ago


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