Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
My business story

We’re in the business of telling the Queen City story with an African-American perspective.www.thecharlottepost.com

Posted by The Charlotte Post on Monday, March 7, 2016

Sports

McRoberts re-signs with Bobcats
2-year deal includes player option
 
Published Monday, July 8, 2013 8:17 am
by Steve Reed, The Associated Press

Free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal to remain with the Charlotte Bobcats, said a person familiar with the situation.


The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been made official. Free agent signings cannot be announced until July 10, according to NBA rules.


The person said the second year of the deal includes a player option.


McRoberts outperformed expectations last season after being acquired from the Orlando Magic in exchange for Hakim Warrick in February just hours before the trade deadline.


McRoberts wound up starting 19 games and averaged 9.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 26 total contests for Charlotte. He also shot a career-best 50.5 percent from the field.


The 6-foot-10, 240-pound McRoberts gives the Bobcats added depth in the front court behind expected starters Al Jefferson and rookie Cody Zeller.
McRoberts came into the league in 2007 with the Portland Trail Blazers.


He spent three seasons (2008-11) with the Indiana Pacers, his best year coming in 2010-11 when he started 51 of 72 games and averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.


He also spent a year with the Los Angeles Lakers before joining the Magic last season.


McRoberts became an instrumental part of Charlotte's offense last season under former coach Mike Dunlap. McRoberts was able to pass well from the high post and create some ball movement that had been lacking in Charlotte's offense.


It was unclear if the team would bring McRoberts back after drafting the 7-foot Zeller to play power forward. However, McRoberts showed enough in two months that the front office decided to bring him back for another year.


Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
2

Art & Music Workshops by Guerilla Poets

Art & Music Workshops by Guerilla Poets 11am

19

Hammonds House Museum Launches 30th Anniversary Season with Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition

Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th

30

'A Sign Of The Times' 2018 Diggin' Black History thru Music, Dance and Spoken Word

'A Sign Of The Times' 2018 'Diggin Black History

Latest News

read all

Freshmen, consistency key to Davidson Wildcats' chances

Late-season hopes depend on playing together

Bills would give land grant HBCUs economic flexibility for equity

NC's Sen. Tillis, Rep. Adams sponsor legislation

Two school sectors, separate and unequal in Mecklenburg County

Study: Charters spread racial segregation