André Roberson

American basketball player

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André Roberson
Andre Roberson 2017.jpg
Roberson with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1991-12-04) December 4, 1991 (age 29)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWagner (San Antonio, Texas)
CollegeColorado (2010–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2013–present
Career history
20132020Oklahoma City Thunder
2013–2014Tulsa 66ers
2021Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

André Lee Roberson (born December 4, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes. As a junior in 2013, Roberson earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 for the second time, and was also named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He was selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft with the 26th overall pick. He was acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a draft night trade. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2017.

High school career

Roberson attended Karen Wagner High School on the outskirts of San Antonio. During his senior year, he averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game.[1] Considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Roberson was listed as the No. 62 power forward in the nation in 2010.[2]

College career

Roberson played for the Colorado Buffaloes under coach Tad Boyle. In his three seasons at CU, Roberson was one of the country's top rebounders, finishing third in the country in 2011–12 and second in 2012–13. He led the Buffaloes to the NCAA Tournament both years.[1] As a junior in 2012–13, Roberson averaged 10.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 and the conference Defensive Player of the Year.[3] At the end of his junior season, Roberson declared his eligibility for the 2013 NBA draft.[4]

Professional career

Oklahoma City Thunder (2013–2020)

Roberson was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was later acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night.[5] On July 12, he signed with the Thunder after an impressive Summer League performance.[6] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.[7]

Roberson defends LeBron James in January 2015

In July 2014, Roberson re-joined the Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[8] On October 22, 2014, the Thunder exercised their third-year team option on Roberson's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.[9] Earning the Thunder's starting shooting guard spot for the 2014–15 season, Roberson recorded his first career double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) on December 18 against the Golden State Warriors,[10] and scored a then career-high 12 points on February 9 against the Denver Nuggets.[11]

On October 23, 2015, the Thunder exercised their fourth-year team option on Roberson's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.[12] He retained the starting shooting guard spot in 2015–16, and on December 23, he scored a then career-high 15 points in a 120–85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[13] On January 25, 2016, he was ruled out for three weeks with a right knee sprain.[14] He returned to action on February 24 after missing 10 games.[15] In Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, Roberson scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, as the Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors 118–94 to take a 3–1 lead in the series.[16] The Thunder went on to lose the series in seven games.

Roberson was moved to the starting small forward spot for the 2016–17 season due to the loss of Kevin Durant and the acquisition of Victor Oladipo.[17] On February 24, 2017, he set a new career high with 19 points in a 110–93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[18] At the season's end, Roberson was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.[19]

On July 14, 2017, Roberson re-signed with the Thunder to a three-year, $30 million contract.[20][21] After missing eight games in January 2018 with left patellar tendinitis,[22] Roberson ruptured his left patellar tendon on January 27 against the Detroit Pistons.[23] He underwent surgery the following day and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season.[24]

On October 4, 2018, Roberson was ruled out for an additional two months after undergoing a procedure following a setback during his rehab from left knee surgery.[25] In late November, Roberson experienced discomfort after landing from a jump, and an MRI revealed that he had suffered a small avulsion fracture in his knee. He was subsequently ruled out for at least another six weeks.[26]

Brooklyn Nets (2021)

On February 16, 2021, Roberson signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[27] He played two games for the Nets before being waived.[28] On February 26, Roberson signed a 10-day contract with the Nets.[29]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Oklahoma City 40 16 10.0 .485 .154 .700 2.4 .4 .5 .3 1.9
2014–15 Oklahoma City 67 65 19.2 .458 .247 .479 3.8 1.0 .8 .4 3.4
2015–16 Oklahoma City 70 70 22.2 .496 .311 .611 3.6 .7 .8 .6 4.8
2016–17 Oklahoma City 79 79 30.1 .465 .246 .423 5.1 1.0 1.2 1.0 6.6
2017–18 Oklahoma City 39 39 26.6 .537 .222 .316 4.7 1.2 1.2 .9 5.0
2019–20 Oklahoma City 7 0 12.4 .276 .214 .500 3.9 .6 .1 .4 2.9
2020–21 Brooklyn 5 0 12.6 .143 .125 .500 3.0 .8 .6 .2 1.2
Career 307 269 22.2 .473 .253 .468 4.0 .9 .9 .6 4.5
Playoffs
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Oklahoma City 2 0 4.5 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2016 Oklahoma City 18 18 26.2 .465 .324 .400 5.6 .8 1.3 1.1 5.6
2017 Oklahoma City 5 5 37.0 .522 .412 .143 6.2 1.8 2.4 3.4 11.6
2020 Oklahoma City 1 0 3.0 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 26 23 25.7 .471 .345 .268 5.2 .9 1.3 1.4 6.1

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Colorado 38 0 22.3 .580 .343 .553 7.8 .9 1.3 1.1 6.7
2011–12 Colorado 36 35 30.2 .510 .380 .614 11.1 1.2 1.3 1.9 11.6
2012–13 Colorado 31 30 33.4 .480 .328 .551 11.2 1.4 2.2 1.3 10.9
Career 105 65 28.3 .516 .350 .582 10.0 1.1 1.6 1.4 9.6

Personal life

Roberson comes from a family of athletes. Both of his parents were All-Americans in their respective sports during college at New Mexico State.[30] He has six siblings. Other than the two youngest siblings who have not yet reached college age, all the Roberson children are current or former NCAA Division I athletes.[30]

References

  1. ^ a b "#21 André Roberson". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Andre Roberson Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "CU Buffs' Andre Roberson named Pac-12 defensive player of the year". DenverPost.com. March 11, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Andre Roberson entering NBA draft". ESPN.com. April 28, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Wolves trade 26th pick Roberson in three-team trade". NBA.com. June 27, 2013. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Thunder Signs Steven Adams and Andre Roberson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "2013-14 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Thunder Announces Summer League Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Thunder Exercises Options on Adams, Roberson Jones and Lamb". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "Andre Roberson 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Thunder at Denver Nuggets Game Recap – Feb. 9, 2015". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "Thunder Exercises Options on Adams, Roberson and McGary". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  13. ^ "Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers Game Recap – Dec. 23, 2015". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 23, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  14. ^ Slater, Anthony (January 25, 2016). "OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson to miss at least three weeks with knee sprain". NewsOK.com. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  15. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (February 24, 2016). "Oklahoma City Thunder: Andre Roberson returning to the starting lineup". NewsOK.com. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination". NBA.com. May 24, 2016. Archived from the original on May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  17. ^ Heim, Tony (September 14, 2016). "Andre Roberson: Is he ready to play small forward this season?". thunderousintentions.com. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  18. ^ "Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers, 110-93". ESPN.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  19. ^ "Andre Roberson Named to 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Second Team". NBA.com. June 26, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "Thunder Signs Andre Roberson to Multi-Year Contract Extension". NBA.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  21. ^ "Andre Roberson: OKC 'the place I wanted to be'". NewsOK.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  22. ^ "Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90". ESPN.com. January 17, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "Report: Thunder guard Andre Roberson ruptures patellar tendon against Pistons". NBA.com. January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  24. ^ "Roberson Undergoes Successful Procedure". NBA.com. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  25. ^ Young, Royce (October 4, 2018). "Thunder's Andre Roberson to miss two more months after knee setback". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  26. ^ Young, Royce (November 30, 2018). "Thunder's Andre Roberson has knee setback, will miss six more weeks". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  27. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Andre Roberson". NBA.com. February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  28. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Three Players". NBA.com. February 23, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  29. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert to 10-day Contracts". NBA.com. February 26, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  30. ^ a b Ciardello, Keff. "The Roberson Pedigree comes to Texas State | Texas Redzone Report". www.texasredzonereport.com. Retrieved August 25, 2016.

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