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Brian Roberts | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 173
College: Dayton
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Brian Roberts (strained left knee) logged 18 minutes on Wednesday, grabbing two boards and handing out two assists while scoring six points.
The fourth-year PG overcame a minor left knee strain to play tonight, and he's now averaged a solid 18.2 minutes in six preseason games. As long as Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin are healthy, however, Roberts belongs on the waiver wire. Oct 21 - 10:19 PM

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Updating a previous item, Brian Roberts (left knee strain) is available to play on Monday.

And this concludes your Brian Roberts update to begin your week.
Oct 19 - 11:51 AM

Brian Roberts (left knee strain) is questionable for Monday's preseason game against the Bulls.

Roberts was missing from Sunday's practice after what was described as soreness, but it's now being labeled a strain. As a result, we wouldn't be surprised if Roberts sits in Charlotte's final preseason contest, but it won't impact his fantasy stock either way as he's waiver wire fodder in all formats.
Oct 19 - 8:47 AM

Brian Roberts missed practice on Sunday due to knee soreness.

It sounds very minor and Robert should be ready to roll for the season opener. He is going to lose a lot of minutes with Jeremy Lin in town, so he won't be a fantasy option in almost all leagues.
Oct 18 - 3:15 PM

Brian Roberts doesn't know what type of role he will have with the Hornets next season, but he is eager to improve over the summer.

"Things were really up-and-down the whole year," Roberts said in regards to his 2014-15 campaign. "I didn’t really find a smooth spot where I could consistently play at the high level I know I can play at. Overall, it was a learning experience and I’m definitely motivated this summer to get after it." Roberts would likely be the backup point guard to Kemba Walker again if Mo Williams leaves in free agency, but Williams' plans aren't clear just yet. Regardless, Roberts' value will likely be limited to deeper leagues as long as Kemba Walker can stay healthy.
May 20 - 10:37 AM

Brian Roberts got hot on Monday night against the Rockets with 23 points, five rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

He made just 38.7 percent from the field in his previous April games, averaging just 7.4 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 treys. Roberts should get minutes on Wednesday, but he's not a reliable fantasy option.
Apr 13 - 11:38 PM

Brian Roberts was in the rotation on Wednesday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers.

Mo Williams shifted to shooting guard for the majority of his minutes because of the Lance Stephenson (toe) injury. Of course, fantasy owners in almost all leagues can keep Roberts on the wire because he'll likely only be looking at around 14 minutes most nights.
Apr 8 - 9:48 PM

Brian Roberts played 13 minutes off the bench on Saturday with four points, one assist and two blocks.

It's the first time of his career with two blocks in a game! Besides that, there is certainly nothing to be excited about here and the Hornets clearly lost confidence in Roberts. Cut him basically everywhere.
Feb 21 - 9:25 PM

Brian Roberts will come off the bench against the Thunder.

His struggles this season explain why the Hornets went after Mo Williams in the trade market. He was already off the radar in standard leagues even before this news and his outlook is even worse now. Although, he'll play next to Mo for a few minutes.
Feb 21 - 5:25 PM

Brian Roberts struggled vs. Detroit on Tuesday with three points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds, five assists and zero steals or turnovers.

He played 33 minutes even though the game was out of reach early, but his fantasy value tanked on Tuesday when the Hornets traded for Mo Williams and Troy Daniels. Williams should immediately supplant Roberts in the starting lineup, so owners can safely cut B-Rob in favor of a more appealing free agent.
Feb 10 - 9:36 PM

Brian Roberts played through a shoulder injury on Sunday, bouncing back from Saturday's dud to finish with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He logged a game-high 40 minutes in the narrow loss. Charlotte has still won 12 of their past 17 games, and their 22-29 record is good enough for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Roberts is a solid low-end PG while playing unchallenged minutes in Kemba Walker's absence, though his FG percentage is taking a big chunk out of his value. In eight starts this season he's averaging 10.4 points on 33.7 percent shooting, 1.0 threes, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.9 steals.
Feb 8 - 10:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Brian Roberts (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

Roberts has been struggling mightily for the Hornets, and with a difficult matchup against the Pacers, he's not likely to turn things around tonight. He's starting, but he hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to warrant ownership in standard leagues with averages of 10.4 points and 4.0 assists on 33.7 percent shooting.
Feb 8 - 4:37 PM

Brian Roberts (sore right shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

Roberts has been really struggling for the Hornets, despite the move into the starting unit averaging just 10.4 points, 4.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 33.7 percent shooting from the field. If he's unable to go on Sunday there will be more opportunity for Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson, and Gary Neal.

Brian Roberts made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with four rebounds, no assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He's awful right now. Roberts has picked up most of Kemba Walker's minutes, but he's somehow made just 30.2 percent from the field in his last five, averaging 8.8 points, 4.0 assists 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys. If you need a second opinion to cut him in standard leagues, we'll give it to you.
Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

Brian Roberts returned from a face injury on Thursday against the Wizards, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

He did not score at all in the first half and made a lot of his money tonight while John Wall was on the bench. Roberts made just 5-of-13 from the field, which remains a major weakness to his game as a fantasy asset. If you champion field goal percentage in a Roto league, Roberts isn't a must-own player. However, owners in head-to-head leagues might want to stick with him.
Feb 5 - 9:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1P.J. Hairston
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Frank Kaminsky
4Tyler Hansbrough
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes