Andre Roberson Rumors

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Andre Roberson
Andre Roberson
Position: G-F
Born: 12/04/91
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $9,259,260
Roberson said all the team can do it worry about itself — even if he admitted Durant’s tweets more than a year after his departure from Oklahoma City in free agency are kind of annoying. “I mean, it’s only gonna keep being relevant the more we talk about it, so I just don’t like to touch on it,” Roberson said. “Can’t control it. We control what we do over here in our organization. “I just leave it alone and it is what it is.”

Though Marcus Smart is a walking paradox for fans and NBA execs alike, there seems to be a general consensus from the league sources I’ve chatted with that Smart would likely receive a deal next summer in the range that Andre Roberson — another plus defender who’s a negative offensively — signed with the Thunder this past offseason (three years, $30 million). I don’t buy it; $10 million seems far too low, even in a diminished free-agent market.
He’s tried shooting them underhanded. So if you’re going to approach Andre Roberson with free-throw shooting advice — and he’d rather you didn’t, but knows from experience that you might — you can scratch that technique off your list. “I tried it in practice,” Roberson said, mimicking a two-handed underhand toss. “That s— does not work. I’m sorry.” It was worth a shot.
He had planned on hiring a shooting coach heading into the offseason, but it’s not something that’s happened yet. The Thunder, of course, have coaches who work with him on shooting, but the team does not employ a coach who holds that specific title. In fact, only single-digit coaching staffs around the NBA employ someone they designate as a shooting coach. The coaches in OKC, however, have worked with Roberson on fixing everything from footwork to release point.
It’s brought one of the league’s stingiest perimeter defenders to less conventional ways to hoist from the line, including “granny style,” the two-handed, underhand version that only one current NBA player, the Houston Rockets’ Chinanu Onuaku, uses. Roberson has goofed around with underhand free throws after shootaround, going head-to-head with his good buddy, Adams, to see who can sink more 15-footers using a form many NBA players deem embarrassing. He’s attempted it more seriously, too. “I feel like it’s what works best for you,” Roberson said. “I tried it in practice. I said, ‘Oh no!’ I couldn’t do it. I tried a couple of times. I was like, ‘Nah this is not for me.’ Everybody’s shot is different.”