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Josh McRoberts | Center/Forward | #13

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: Duke
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (7) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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Josh McRoberts (lower extremity injury) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Warriors.
He's yet to make his regular-season debut, and the Mavs are in no rush to get him back on the court. McRoberts won't have a large role in Dallas this season, so he's safe to leave on the wire in all settings. Oct 22 - 2:24 PM

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Josh McRoberts (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season opener against Atlanta.

It wouldn't truly be the start of the NBA season without McRoberts spending the first game of the year on the sidelines. He's perpetually injured and has no hope of churning out fantasy value this season.
Oct 18 - 10:00 AM

Josh McRoberts (knee, rest) is currently listed as out in the game notes for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Hawks.

McRoberts has been dealing with knee issues dating back to last season and has not been fully healthy at any point in training camp. It's only a game notes designation, so we'll have to wait for confirmation from coach Rick Carlisle. Still, even when/if McRoberts is active, he won't play much and should be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Oct 17 - 10:51 AM

Josh McRoberts (knee, rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

McBob still isn't in shape after battling knee issues last season. With the Mavs expected to play a lot of small ball this season, McRoberts isn't a lock to be in the rotation and can be ignored in fantasy.
Oct 2 - 10:33 AM

Josh McRoberts (conditioning) isn't expected to be available for Monday's scrimmage.

Beat writer Eddie Sefko reports that McRoberts is "still working his way into shape after knee problems last season." Mark Cuban praised McRoberts in September, but he's unlikely to be more than a minor part of the rotation -- if he gets on the court at all.
Oct 1 - 8:11 PM

Owner Mark Cuban said he thinks people will be surprised how much Jeff Withey and Josh McRoberts can contribute with the Mavs.

Last month, beat reporter said the Mavs "aren't expecting much" out of McBobs this season, so maybe Cuban is just making a puff piece-style quote here. With Nerlens Noel signed, Harrison Barnes showing he can play some four, and Dirk Nowitzki healthy, it's possible McRoberts isn't in the rotation.
Sep 7 - 4:27 PM

Dallas reporter Eddie Sefko said the Mavericks "aren't expecting much" out of Josh McRoberts.

The oft-injured forward has played an average of 27 games over the last three campaigns and is entering his age-31 season, so the rebuilding Mavs likely won't have much use for him. The Mavs acquired McRoberts in a salary dump and are looking forward to next summer when his $6 million contract is off the books.
Source: SportsDay
Aug 3 - 10:34 AM

The Heat have traded Josh McRoberts, a 2023 second-round draft pick and cash considerations to the Mavericks in exchange for A.J. Hammons.

The Heat needed to clear McRoberts' $6 million salary off their books to create the cap space necessary to facilitate the signings of Kelly Olynyk, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson. McRoberts was simply unable to stay healthy during his three-season stint in Miami. He appeared in a total of just 81 out of a possible 246 games and averaged 4.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists in 15.7 minutes. McRoberts is not expected to make an impact in Dallas, as he first has to prove he can stay on the floor. Miami will likely waive Hammons.
Jul 7 - 1:22 PM

The Heat have been working on a Josh McRoberts salary dump to help them clear cap space, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

ESPN also reported that the Mavs are in the mix as a partner, so they're probably the favorite. The Heat really don't have much to offer after they traded away two firsts in the Goran Dragic deal, so it'll probably be a second round pick and a low-level player.
Jul 6 - 8:05 PM

Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post said that the Heat may waive Josh McRoberts by using the stretch provision.

McRoberts picked up his player option last week for $6 million, but the Heat might be ready to move on from the oft-injured forward -- he has missed 146 games over the last three seasons. By using the stretch provision, the Heat would owe McRoberts $2 million over the next three seasons and would have an additional $4 million in cap space to spend this summer. With James Johnson, Dion Waiters and Willie Reed hitting free agency, the Heat could use all the space they can get.
May 29 - 10:08 AM

The Heat could opt to trade or waive Josh McRoberts this summer.

Other than constantly getting injured, McRoberts has done a whole lot of nothing since joining the Miami franchise, and with the Heat potentially looking to make a splash during free agency this offseason, it would make sense to get McRoberts' contract worth $6 million off the books. It's tough to envision a situation where the 30-year-old stretch-four will be worth a draft pick next season.
May 24 - 11:27 AM

Josh McRoberts has reportedly picked up his player option worth $6 million for the 2017-18 season.

This is far from surprising as there's absolutely no way McRoberts would be able to command this sort of salary on the open market. Since coming to Miami three years ago, McRoberts has only managed to suit up for a total of 81 games, and he hasn't done anything impressive since joining the Heat.
May 23 - 5:14 PM

Josh McRoberts (foot) didn't play on Wednesday, as expected.

McRoberts hasn't played in a game since Dec. 23. He was available tonight as emergency depth, but he'll now have the entire offseason to get 100 percent healthy. McRoberts also has an interesting to decision to make -- he can accept a $6.0 million player option, or gamble in free agency after a disappointing, injury-plagued season.
Apr 12 - 11:17 PM

Josh McRoberts is available to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

It would be a surprise to see McRoberts play after missing every game in the 2017 portion of the season.
Apr 12 - 6:30 PM

Josh McRoberts (foot) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

He might be available to play on Wednesday, but that doesn't mean he'll actually get out there. McRoberts hasn't played since December and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 11 - 4:32 PM

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