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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 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. Dec 3 - 10:32 PM

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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.
Nov 30 - 1:29 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.
Nov 28 - 10:31 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.
Nov 26 - 9:37 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).
Nov 24 - 10:57 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.
Oct 23 - 9:37 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.
Jul 13 - 4:11 PM

The Hornets plan to meet with free agent PG Brian Roberts, who is on their "short list" of candidates to backup Kemba Walker.

The Pistons and Grizzlies have also expressed interest in Roberts, who averaged 9.4 points and 3.3 assists last season and has shot 37.2 percent from downtown in his brief NBA career. Wherever he lands, he's unlikely to exceed the 23 minutes per game he saw with the Pelicans last year.
Jul 9 - 9:14 AM

Free agent PG Brian Roberts has reportedly drawn interest from the Pistons and Grizzlies.

The Pistons currently have Will Bynum and Peyton Siva providing PG depth behind Brandon Jennings, but coach/president Stan Van Gundy may prefer Roberts' superior perimeter shooting -- he shot 36.0 percent from deep last year, while Bynum and Siva shot a combined 27-of-87 for Detroit (31.0 percent). The Grizzlies have a more apparent need for a backup PG since Beno Udrih is a free agent and Nick Calathes hopes to return to Greece.
Jul 8 - 2:22 PM

The Pelicans will not make Brian Roberts a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

He had a golden opportunity late in the year with Jrue Holiday out for the season, but he kind of squandered it. Roberts shot just 39.9 percent from the field after the All-Star break while he was able to win the free-throw percentage crown on the season at 94.0 percent. He'll get a deal as a backup point guard somewhere.
Jun 28 - 2:31 PM

Brian Roberts played through his ankle injury and hit 3-of-4 free throws to secure this year's free throw percentage title.

Roberts only played so he could shoot some free throws, which he needed to qualify for the honor. He got it done in just four minutes, and will go back to nursing his ankle at home now that the season is over.
Apr 16 - 11:10 PM

Brian Roberts (ankle) is available to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He was a game-time call and it's unclear how much playing time he'll see off the bench. Roberts probably isn't at 100 percent and will be looking to get to the line if he's able to.
Apr 16 - 8:02 PM

Brian Roberts is a game-time call for Wednesday vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

He needs three more free throws to qualify for the free-throw percentage title, so that is likely a priority for him. If he's out, Austin Rivers will start and could have success with big minutes.
Apr 16 - 7:09 PM

Brian Roberts (ankle) did not play on Monday due to his lingering ankle injury.

Austin Rivers had a big game on Saturday and should be primed for a lot more action tonight.
Apr 14 - 6:46 PM

Brian Robers (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

Hopefully he can make it back in time this season because he just needs four more free throws to qualify as the league's leader in percentage. Roberts did not return from his ankle injury on Friday night and ti's certainly possible he's out for the year. Austin Rivers will start, but he'll give way to Tyreke Evans.
Apr 12 - 7:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell