HoopsHype Josh McRoberts rumors

December 4, 2011 Updates

Josh McRoberts is on the Grizzlies' radar -- again. The 6-10 power forward/center, whom the Griz attempted to acquire in a trade with the Indiana Pacers last season, is an unrestricted free agent. Griz general manager Chris Wallace contacted McRoberts' agent, Mike Conley Sr., last week when the NBA allowed team executives to talk with player agents. Memphis Commercial Appeal

McRoberts, 24, is also drawing interest from the Los Angeles Lakers after having spent the past three seasons playing for the Pacers. McRoberts averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds last season as an athletic and versatile frontcourt player. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 3, 2011 Updates

McRoberts, who served as a volunteer assistant, could have spent his time during the lockout playing overseas making back some of the money he missed out on due to the lockout. That didn't interest him, though. McRoberts, who spent the past three seasons playing for his hometown Indiana Pacers, read and heard some of the horror stories of players playing overseas. Long bus rides, inadequate playing conditions, no guarantee of receiving a paycheck. "Being a free agent, you never know what can happen overseas," McRoberts said. "It sounds good, but it's a lot different than playing in the NBA." Indianapolis Star

September 22, 2011 Updates

Former Portland Trail Blazer and Indiana Pacer power forward Josh McRoberts will sign a one-year contract with Serbian club Partizan Belgrade. McRoberts is a free agent in the NBA and it is still unknown will he sign a contract with or without NBA out option. basknet.info

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February 24, 2011 Updates

Memphis and Indiana agreed to swap Mayo for forward Josh McRoberts and a first-round pick but Indiana insisted on making it a three-way trade to make the deal work financially. In the final minutes leading up to the deadline, the New Orleans Hornets pulled out. Indiana recruited another team to keep it a three-team transaction. And there's the rub. By the time the "other" third team got involved and everything was agreed upon everyone missed the deadline. Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Memphis Grizzlies had agreed in principle to trade guard O.J. Mayo to the Indiana Pacers for forward Josh McRoberts and a 2011 first- round pick, league sources said Thursday, but the deal has fallen apart. ESPN.com

Darren Andrade: O.J. Mayo for Josh McRoberts deal is dead. Trade deadline passed due to cold feet on the deal and could not be revived. #NBA #grizzlies Twitter

David Aldridge: Grizz owner Heisley: "Indiana was not able to get it all together." Says MEM needed 2 break up 2/3 logjam & wanted 4 to help Arthur/Z-Bo. Twitter

Mike Wells: No deal between Pacers and Grizzlies. Deal was in place, but Grizzlies pulled out at the last minute, according to a source. Twitter

The Grizzlies traded O.J. Mayo to Indiana for power forward/center Josh McRoberts and a first-round draft pick while moving Hasheem Thabeet and a future first-round selection to Houston in exchange for forward Shane Battier just as the NBA’s trade deadline expired at 2 p.m. Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 27, 2010 Updates

The campaign to get Indiana Pacers forward Josh McRoberts into this year's slam dunk contest during All-Star weekend is about to begin. McRoberts and teammate Brandon Rush filmed a scene from the movie "White Men Can't Jump" for a video they plan to post on a website in the near future because McRoberts wants to take part in his first dunk competition. "I grew up watching the dunk contest. Now I want my part in it," the high-flying McRoberts said. "It'll be fun being in it if it happens." Indianapolis Star

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