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MAR 17, 7:27a ET | Rob Neyer
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News: Roberts, in his third NBA season, posted career-low averages of 6.7 points and 2.3 assists while playing in 72 games for Charlotte in 2014-15.
Impact: Roberts was never a strong contributor for the Hornets this season, but he was reliable enough to the point where he could be trusted running the point for the team. It appeared as if Roberts was due for an increase in minutes and production once Kemba Walker went down with a knee injury in late-January, and for a small stretch, he did. In eight games following Walker's injury Roberts played an average of 33 minutes per game and posted averages of 10.4 points and 4.1 assists over that time. Unfortunately for Roberts, Charlotte then traded for Timberwolves point guard Mo Williams, and Williams took over the starting point guard role. This pushed Roberts back into fantasy irrelevancy for pretty much the remainder of the regular season. As for next season, Roberts still has one year left on his contract, but with Walker set to return and the chance that Williams is re-signed, Roberts will remain in a backup role for Charlotte.