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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 wasn't efficient against the Spurs on Wednesday, making 3-of-11 from the field for eight points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.
Besides the shooting issues, this was a very encouraging line. He didn't turn the ball over and getting 11 shots is a plus, too. Roberts should have better days ahead and he's a decent bet to be a low-end No. 2 fantasy point guard while Kemba Walker (knee) is out. Jan 29 - 1:29 AM

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Brian Roberts is expected to start at point guard for 6-8 weeks with Kemba Walker (knee) out of the lineup.

Roberts was starting to come around in his last couple starts and he should be owned in all standard leagues. He should be looking at averages near 34 minutes, 12 points, four assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys on sub-par field goal shooting. Gary Neal will also play more point guard.
Jan 26 - 5:48 PM

If Kemba Walker (knee) needs surgery, Brian Roberts would take over as the starter.

The Hornets are just giving Walker an MRI as a precaution, but there is still the possibility he needs to miss time. Roberts led the NBA in free throw percentage last season and he's capable putting up numbers in steals, dimes and treys. At this point, it's not a bad idea to add Roberts in competitive leagues until Walker gets the all clear. We should have the results in the next few days.
Jan 25 - 11:05 AM

Brian Roberts scored 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a start against the Knicks on Saturday.

He played off the ball a little more than the last time Kemba Walker (knee) missed time because the Hornets have Lance Stephenson and Al Jefferson back this time. Roberts is only going to have decent fantasy value while Walker is out, which doesn't appear to be too long because he only has some soreness. Unless you're cutting dead weight, he can be left on the wire.
Jan 24 - 9:58 PM

Brian Roberts played 27 minutes against the Wolves on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

Saturday was one of the stranger lines of the season with Roberts doing very little in 40 minutes. In fact, he made 83 passes in that game and somehow managed just four assists. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn't be out much longer, so fantasy owners don't need to be too aggressive in grabbing Roberts.
Jan 19 - 4:50 PM

Brian Roberts didn't do much with his 40 minutes of playing time on Saturday, making 2-of-12 from the field for six points, two rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

It's not easy for a point guard to play this much and do next to nothing, especially with Roberts doing the vast majority of the ball handling tonight. Before tonight, only 28.4 percent of his shots came off catch-and-shoot attempts, so he was capable of producing his own offense -- not tonight, apparently. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn’t be out long, so leave him on the wire.
Jan 17 - 9:50 PM

Brian Roberts will draw the start in place of Kemba Walker (knee) on Saturday against the Pacers.

There is still no indication that Walker will miss any additional action, so Roberts should only be considered in deeper leagues for short-term value or as a cheap plug-and-play option in daily leagues. For what it's worth, Roberts is averaging 6.5 points and 2 assists in 16.4 minters per game on the season.
Jan 17 - 11:26 AM

Brian Roberts will play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday despite dealing with a sore elbow.

This news has almost no fantasy implications as Roberts' role is very limited off the Hornet's bench. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 14 - 11:47 AM

Brian Roberts was 1-of-8 for three points, three assists and a 3-pointer on Wednesday.

He's had a couple big games off the Hornets' bench this season, but is far from reliable. He's also slumping right now, hitting 1-of-14 shots over his last two games.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Brian Roberts did not score in 17 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with one rebound, one assist and one foul in 17 minutes.

He missed all six shots from the field and anyone riding the wave just wiped out. Roberts is a streaky shooter and he's not going to carry enough value in most leagues. The Hornets are off until Wednesday, so it shouldn't be too tough to cut Roberts in most leagues -- Gary Neal (shoulder) might be back for that one.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Brian Roberts scored 20 points off the bench in 30 minutes of action against the Warriors on Friday with one assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

He made his first seven shots and has been on a roll all of the sudden, coming off a 24-point game on Wednesday. Roberts seems to have Gary Neal's (shoulder) role locked up for now and he's getting a lot of fourth quarter minutes. Fantasy owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but his value doesn't look too great beyond next week.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Brian Roberts came off the Hornets' bench for a career-high 24 points in a loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, making 10-of-17 FGs with three 3-pointers, four rebounds and four assists in just 32 minutes of action.

Gary Neal was out with a shoulder injury so Roberts got extra playing time, and he made the most of the opportunity. This is just his fourth double-digit scoring game of the season and he's only worth a look in daily leagues while Neal is day-to-day.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:37:00 PM

Brian Roberts played 27 minutes against the Clippers on Monday with 11 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

The Hornets are running out of options at the wing, so now they're playing two point guards at their guard spots at times. Roberts doesn't really have much of of a fantasy game besides terrific foul shooting, so he's not a great speculative add until we get more information on Gary Neal (shoulder).
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:57:00 PM

Brian Roberts handled the point guard spot for 41 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 19 points, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

He led the NBA in free throw percentage last season and the Hornets picked him up to play backup point guard. Roberts made all 15 attempts from the free throw line in the preseason and has been solid from the field this month, but he's not a fantasy option while Kemba Walker (knee) is active.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 09:37:00 PM

Free agent PG Brian Roberts has agreed to sign a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Hornets.

Gary Neal was the only guard backing up Kemba Walker prior to Roberts' arrival, so the backup PG job should fall to Roberts with Neal filling in primarily at SG. Charlotte may have overpaid to acquire Marvin Williams this weekend, but they did well to land Roberts, a solid PG with 3-point range, on a short-term deal.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell