HoopsHype Josh McRoberts rumors

January 20, 2014 Updates

Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts, who played on the same AAU team as Oden, said he’s kept in touch with his friend and can’t imagine going through what the former Ohio State star has encountered. “It looks like he’s still finding his rhythm,” McRoberts said. “It’s going to take him a while, he hasn’t played in a long time. If he can (return to form), I just feel like his size alone can change a game, and also his athleticism." “Everybody has a lot of respect for a guy that comes back from something like that,” McRoberts added. “It’s been a tough time with the injuries, and to stick with it, he really deserves to have success.” Sporting News

December 18, 2013 Updates

In a recent commercial to encourage Bobcats fans to donate packs of socks to needy families, Cody Zeller and Josh McRoberts put on a wonderful mini-skit using some sock puppets. The video, while pretty amusing, is definitely for a good cause and comes with an incentive: Fans who donate to the sock drive get a free ticket to the Bobcats game against the Raptors on January 20. “I feel fortunate for how I was brought up and people don’t realize socks are so important especially as the weather is getting colder here,” Zeller said in a video posted on the Bobcats’ website. For The Win

December 10, 2013 Updates

At the time, Charlotte’s two-year, $5.5 million signing of Josh McRoberts seemed one of the blander contracts of the summer — a fair deal for a fair player. Yet through 20 games, McRoberts has proven to be a very necessary piece for the Bobcats and a deserving starter ahead of Cody Zeller. SI.com

At times, McRoberts’ presence alone has served as the difference between Charlotte’s offense being merely and downright terrible. The primary reason? The bit of dynamism McRoberts provides relative to more limited bigs on the roster, whether through his bits of shooting, his work off the ball, or his committed passing on a team with few quality playmakers. For all his limitations, McRoberts ranks second on the team in three-point makes and first in assists per minute. Those rankings in themselves are indications that something is very wrong with the Bobcats’ construction, but also serve as worthwhile indicators of how useful McRoberts has been to this particular team. SI.com

November 13, 2013 Updates

Rick Bonnell: I'm told Josh McRoberts will miss Celtics game for personal reasons. Look for Anthony Tolliver to start so Zeller sticks to the norm. Twitter @rick_bonnell

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He understands it but he doesn’t have to like it. He felt extraneous in stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic the past two seasons. So when he hit free-agency in July, a big factor in his re-signing with the Charlotte Bobcats was feeling needed and valued. “I was in a horrible situation in Orlando where they just wanted me out of there,” McRoberts said of the February trade that sent him to Charlotte. “They wanted young players and (expiring) contracts. That’s no disrespect to them, it’s just the way the league has gone since the end of the lockout. “I wasn’t in a great situation in L.A. either, and that was nobody’s fault – just the way it worked out for free agents after the lockout” shortened the 2011-12 season. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/03/4362507/power-forward-josh-mcroberts-feels.html#.Uk4AvYZuzC8#storylink=cpy Charlotte Observer

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March 29, 2013 Updates

Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap indicated Wednesday he’d like Josh McRoberts back next season after McRoberts becomes an unrestricted free agent. Acquiring McRoberts at the trade deadline from Orlando appeared to be a minor deal, but he’s become a starter. Dunlap believes McRoberts’ passing has improved the Bobcats’ ball-movement. The Bobcats have totaled 20 or more assists in four of their last six games and Dunlap gives McRoberts credit for that. Charlotte Observer

March 25, 2013 Updates

While most of the Bobcats are generally playing out the string — except when they face the Celtics — McRoberts is trying to optimize his chances to secure a guaranteed contract this summer. “I think here it’s been great so far for me in terms of getting an opportunity at my position,” he said. “You don’t want to ever get used to bouncing around. Everybody wants to find a role on a team and be comfortable. Everybody wants to get on a contender and try to make a run. “This is my sixth year and it’s something where I have seen a lot of situations and I want to get to a place where I can get an opportunity to help a team and hopefully win some games.” Boston Globe

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