Steven Adams, who Andre Roberson described Wednesday as “my buddy since day one,” has discussed wanting to keep Roberson a part of the team [during his rehab from injury], too. “I’m doing everything I can to stay involved,” Roberson said. “Being around the guys just makes me feel not alone, because a lot of time, I’m alone, four walls, by myself, doing rehab with someone one-on-one.”
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Andre Roberson’s rehab process remains nowhere near aggressive yet. “It’s kind of like the foundation stage, just letting everything kind of heal right away,” he said. “I do slow bends, little quad contractions, kind of keep it alive. Keep the muscle going.”
Connor Letourneau: Kevin Durant called Andre Roberson, who is out for the season with a ruptured patella tendon, “probably the best” defensive player in the league. Said he reached out to Roberson after the injury.
Erik Horne: Thunder announces Andre Roberson underwent “a successful procedure” today to repair his ruptured left patellar tendon. Surgery was performed by Dr. Carlan Yates of the McBride Orthopedic Hospital in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today that guard/forward Andre Roberson suffered a ruptured left patellar tendon during the third quarter of Saturday’s win over the Detroit Pistons. Roberson will undergo surgery to repair the injury and he is expected to miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Additional updates will be provided as appropriate.
Russell Westbrook: Constant praying for my brother @flydre21 ????????
Fred Katz: Adams and Dre are close. Same draft class. Rose through the Thunder together. Both have very good senses of humor. Have become good friends in the process.
Like Roberson, George has been on that stretcher and had teammates surrounding him, supporting him at the peak of his career. The same support will be shifted to Roberson as he returns to Oklahoma City for a potentially season-changing diagnosis.
“I’ll be there for him along the way,” George said. “… to try to help as much as possible and putting him in a good place with the injury. Because I know how it is. I’ve been down that road before. One thing about Dre, man, he’s tough. He’s a strong person. He’ll definitely preserve through.”
Enes Kanter: Prayers up to my brother @Andre Roberson Andre Roberson 🙏🙏
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Andre Roberson will be examined upon return to OKC, but expectation is that he will need to undergo season-ending surgery for a ruptured patellar tendon in his left leg.
Royce Young: Billy Donovan confirms that it’s a patellar tendon injury for Andre Roberson, but said they’d know more once they get back to OKC for more evaluation.
Fred Katz: Donovan on Roberson: “Dre’s situation probably took a lot out of us, out of the team…We lost a little bit there, and rightfully so.”
Erik Horne: Steven Adams on Andre Roberson’s injury: “It’s s***. It’s real s***. He’s a huge part of our team and why we win. It’s a huge blow to us but we’re just gonna have to rely on some other players to step up.“
Fred Katz: Carmelo Anthony tells @nickgallo22 re: Roberson: “That’s a tough moment to see that, to be out there with that, to see what happens, it’s like it’s happening in slow motion. To come back and have to play a game after that, there’s a lot of emotions. Our prayers are with Dre.”
Terrance Ferguson: Prayers up to my brother @Andre Roberson Keep God first 🙏🏽
Adrian Wojnarowski: Source: Preliminary report on OKC’s Andre Roberson: ruptured patellar tendon.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There is still testing to do on Roberson to confirm full severity of leg injury.
Erik Horne: Saw Andre Roberson with his left leg immobilized in an air cast, but do not know the specificity or extent of the injury. Was placed on a cart, then assisted to locker room by Thunder staff.
Stephen Curry: Stay strong @DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Roberson! Prayers your way for a strong recovery 🙏🏽
Brett Dawson: Roberson leaving on a stretcher. None of this looks good.
LeBron James: Prayers sent to @Andre Roberson! Hope you gone be good homie. 🙏🏾
Royce Young: Andre Roberson is back in his starting spot tonight.
Brett Dawson: Nothing new on Andre Roberson. Out tonight. Status for Charlotte on Saturday TBD. Terrance Ferguson starts again tonight.
Erik Horne: Andre Roberson is listed as out Tuesday against Portland. He’s likely looking at least at two games out (Portland, Minnesota on Wednesday) this week.
Royce Young: Terrance Ferguson will start again tonight. Alex Abrines (groin) and Andre Roberson (knee) are still out.
Brett Dawson: Andre Roberson is out for all three games of this Thunder road trip. He’ll be evaluated after that.
Brett Dawson: Paul George will play tonight. Andre Roberson is out.
Erik Horne: Andre Roberson got four stitches above his left eye. Available to return.
Erik Horne: Looks like Roberson and KAT each got a piece of each other in the face on KAT’s last bucket. Both players went to the locker room. Grant in for the Thunder.
Fred Katz: Billy Donovan said yesterday that he’s unconcerned about Andre Roberson’s left knee and Roberson will be all fine come the Rockets series.
Gerald Bourguet: Leandro Barbosa out again tonight for PHX. No Andre Roberson (left knee soreness) or Alex Abrines (left knee sprain) for OKC. #SunsVsThunder
Fred Katz: Alex Abrines (sprained left knee) is out for tomorrow’s game in Phoenix. Andre Roberson (knee soreness) is questionable.
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March 18, 2018 | 6:46 pm EDT Update
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Okaro White to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. White (6-8, 204) has played in six games (four starts) with the Miami Heat this season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.