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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 3181 articles so far, you can find them below.


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


Yogi Ferrell Leads Dallas in Scoring Against Houston

Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell made his 17th start of the season on Sunday with multiple players out, and had a really good game, leading the team in scoring with 20 points. He shot 7-for-14 from the field and made half of his eight triple attempts, while adding five rebounds and three steals to his... Read More

2 years ago

E'Twaun Moore Shoots Well Against Nets

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard E'Twaun Moore hit five of his eight shots on Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets to finish with 12 points. He went 2-for-4 with his triples to continue his career year from behind the arc this season. Moore is shooting 43.5 percent from deep this season, which is helping him average... Read More

2 years ago

Nikola Mirotic Posts Big Double-Double in Pelicans Win

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Nikola Mirotic enjoyed Saturday's tilt with the Brooklyn Nets, scoring 21 points on 8-for-18 shooting and posting season highs in both rebounds and blocks with 16 and five, respectively. He didn't shoot the three-ball well by going just 2-for-8 from deep, but overall, it was a really impressive outing. Mirotic... Read More

2 years ago

Jrue Holiday Bounces Back on Saturday With 22 Points

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, who was limited to just nine points and no assists by the Sixers on Friday, quickly got going again, scoring 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting in Saturday's double-overtime win over Brooklyn. He also had seven rebounds and five assists in 49 minutes on the floor. Holiday has been really... Read More

2 years ago

Rajon Rondo Records Second Triple-Double of the Season

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo was back in the starting lineup on Saturday against Brooklyn and he didn't disappoint, as he scored a season-high 25 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds to record his second triple-double of the season. Rondo, who came off the bench in the previous two games,... Read More

2 years ago


Anthony Davis Scores 44 Points Versus Nets

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis, who had combined for just 29 points in the previous two games, went off for 44 points in Saturday's double-overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets, shooting 16-for-35, including 3-for-5 from deep. He also had 17 rebounds, three blocks and a season-high six steals in 50 minutes on the floor.... Read More

2 years ago

Gerald Green Enjoys Extended Run

Houston Rockets shooting guard Gerald Green logged over 25 minutes for the fifth time in last six games on Friday, scoring 16 points in 28 minutes against the Nuggets. He shot the three-ball well, going 4-for-9 with his treys, but overall, it wasn't a very effective scoring output, as he shot 5-for-14. Trevor Ariza (hamstring)... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Returns From Injury With 12 Points

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon (back) was in the lineup again on Friday against Denver, scoring 12 points in 27 minutes off the bench. Gordon shot 2-for-5 from deep and 4-for-9 overall, making both of his attempts from the charity stripe. It's good to see he managed to play 27 minutes after sitting out... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Anderson Returns From Injury With a Hot Hand

Houston Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Friday against Denver, logging 30 minutes off the bench and scoring nine points, which all came from three-balls. Anderson has had a couple of really poor shooting months this season, but he's been hot in February. After making all three attempts against... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Paul Logs Only 22 Minutes in Rockets Win

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul played only 22 minutes on Friday in a 130-104 win over Denver. He missed all four of his treys but still managed to score in double figures with 11 points, shooting 3-for-8 and being perfect from the line with his five attempts. Paul also had seven assists and two... Read More

2 years ago


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