Nets sign defensive stopper G/F Andre Roberson

Andre Roberson with Oklahoma City in 2017 photo by By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard/forward Andre Roberson. On February 16, 2021, Roberson signed his contract.

Roberson was originally selected with the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft by Minnesota before being traded to Oklahoma City on draft night. Prior to beginning his NBA career, Roberson spent three years (2010-13) at the University of Colorado, earning All-Pac-12 First Team honors twice (2012 and 2013) and garnering the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013.

Roberson (6’7”, 210) spent the first seven seasons (2013-20) of his NBA career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, appearing in 302 games (269 starts) and averaging 4.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game. Returning from a left knee injury, the San Antonio native saw action in seven games in the 2019-20 season, recording averages of 2.9 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per contest. An NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection in 2017, the 29-year-old Roberson has also made four playoff appearances with the Thunder, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2016.

Roberson comes from a family of athletes. Both of his parents were All-Americans in their respective sports during college at New Mexico State. He has six siblings. Other than the two youngest siblings who have not yet reached college age, all the Roberson children are current or former NCAA Division I athletes.

He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes. As a junior in 2013, Roberson earned first-team all-conference honors in the PAC-12 for the second time, and was also named the PAC-12 defensive player of the year. He was selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft with the 26th overall pick. He was acquired by Oklahoma City in a draft night trade. He was named to the NBA All Defensive Team in 2017.

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