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Brian Roberts | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 173
College: Dayton
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Noah Vonleh
3Cody Zeller
4D.J. White
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo