AP Source: McRoberts agrees to stay with Bobcats
Free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5
million deal to remain with the Charlotte Bobcats, said a person
familiar with the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of
anonymity because the deal has not yet been made official. Free
agent signings cannot be announced until July 10, according to NBA
The person said the second year of the deal includes a player
McRoberts outperformed expectations last season after being
acquired from the Orlando Magic in exchange for Hakim Warrick in
February just hours before the trade deadline.
McRoberts wound up starting 19 games and averaged 9.3 points,
7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 26 total contests for
Charlotte. He also shot a career-best 50.5 percent from the
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound McRoberts gives the Bobcats added depth
in the front court behind expected starters Al Jefferson and rookie
McRoberts came into the league in 2007 with the Portland Trail
He spent three seasons (2008-11) with the Indiana Pacers, his
best year coming in 2010-11 when he started 51 of 72 games and
averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
He also spent a year with the Los Angeles Lakers before joining
the Magic last season.
McRoberts became an instrumental part of Charlotte’s offense
last season under former coach Mike Dunlap. McRoberts was able to
pass well from the high post and create some ball movement that had
been lacking in Charlotte’s offense.
It was unclear if the team would bring McRoberts back after
drafting the 7-foot Zeller to play power forward. However,
McRoberts showed enough in two months that the front office decided
to bring him back for another year.