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Brian Roberts | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 173
College: Dayton
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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

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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

Brian Roberts' sprained left ankle will prevent him from playing on Saturday.

His absence means that Austin Rivers should get huge minutes at PG vs. the Rockets, and the Pelicans will be lucky to avoid their eighth consecutive defeat. Their final two games come against the Thunder and Rockets (again) so a double-digit slump is also quite possible.
Apr 12 - 6:43 PM

Brian Roberts suffered a left ankle sprain on Friday and will not return.

He came off the bench tonight and finished with two points, one board and one foul in eight minutes. Roberts made both of his attempts from the line and now needs just four more to qualify as the NBA's leader in free throw percentage. Austin Rivers will get more run and is on the radar as a pickup for PG-needy owners.
Apr 11 - 9:23 PM

Brian Roberts will come off the bench vs. the Thunder on Friday.

He should still get some nice run off the bench, but the move makes him less likely to have a big game and moves him off the radar as a play tonight. The big thing to watch for Roberts is that he takes six free throws the rest of the way, which will qualify him for the NBA percentage crown.
Apr 11 - 7:06 PM

Brian Roberts scored 18 points vs. the Jazz on Friday with two boards, six assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He went 5-of-5 from the line tonight to raise his free throw shooting on the season to an absurd 95.2 percent. If Roberts takes six more attempts from the line, he will qualify for that title this season. To be clear, he can miss all six and he will still win the title. As for his fantasy value, he's a solid No. 2 point guard with Eric Gordon (knee) likely out for the year.
Apr 5 - 12:40 AM

Brian Roberts played just 22 minutes on Monday against the Kings, scoring nine points on 4-of-12 shooting with one three, one rebound and two assists.

Roberts' knee might not be at 100 percent and let Ray McCallum run all over him when on the floor, so he's far from being a must-own player in standard leagues. But with a starting job intact he should be watched at a bare minimum, even if he has a low-ceiling due to various fantasy deficiencies.
Apr 1 - 2:00 AM

Brian Roberts will start against the Kings on Monday.

He came off the bench in his return on Saturday and should see around 30 minutes tonight. Roberts gets matched up against Ray McCallum and could get plenty of open looks, which makes him an option in most standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 6:54 PM

Brian Roberts returned from a two-game absence on Saturday during a 96-80 loss to the Spurs, scoring 18 points with three boards, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

He's another guy to play through an in-game knee injury and miss multiple games, but he looked fine tonight. Sure, there's the talk of the Pelicans wanting to tank to try and retain their pick from the Sixers, but Roberts should be good to go the rest of the way now that he's back. He's a solid No. 3 point guard in standard leagues with the upside of being a No. 2 should Eric Gordon (knee) remain out.
Mar 30 - 12:08 AM

Brian Roberts (knee) will return to the lineup against the Spurs on Saturday.

He missed two games due to a knee bruise which he suffered back on Monday. Roberts did play through that bruise and he should be close to 100 percent. He probably won't be handling the ball much, but at least he can fill the void left in a very shallow backcourt.
Mar 29 - 8:12 PM

Brian Roberts (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Friday night.

The Pelicans do get Austin Rivers back, so he can act as a backup point guard behind Tyreke Evans. The team used Darius Miller as a backup, so he's likely a player who will see a larger decrease in action. Owners should deploy Anthony Morrow and Evans as planned while Rivers is still a bit risky. Roberts should be considered questionable for Saturday.

Brian Roberts (knee) is still listed as day-to-day and is questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz.

Roberts didn't do much during Thursday's practice, so the lack of news about him from the Pelican's on Friday would put his status in doubt for Friday's game against the Jazz. Austin Rivers is over his illness and will be able to suit up Friday, so he will be in line to see big minutes alongside Tyreke Evans and Anthony Morrow if Roberts is unable to go.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brian Roberts
2Austin Rivers
3Jrue Holiday
SG1Eric Gordon
2Anthony Morrow
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Darius Miller
3Al-Farouq Aminu
4James Southerland
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Jeff Withey
3Melvin Ely
4Jason Smith