Roberson (illness) returned to the starting lineup and played 29 minutes and recorded eight points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans. The minutes and rebounds were season highs for Roberson, who sat out the Thunder's previous game Monday against the Grizzlies with the flu. Roberson offers strong defense on the wing for the Thunder, but with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant (when healthy) dominating most of the team's offensive production, there's little opportunity for Roberson to emerge as a double-digit scorer in the lineup.
Roberson (illness) has been confirmed as a starter for Wednesday's game against New Orleans, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. The flu kept Roberson out of Monday's loss to Memphis, but after going through shootaround without issue, he's been cleared to start in the backcourt alongside Russell Westbrook. As a defensive-oriented player who rarely creates his own shot, Roberson is not a fantasy consideration in most formats.
Roberson (illness) was present for the Thunder's morning shootaround and is expected to play Wednesday against the Pelicans, Randy Renner of NBA.com reports. An illness prevented Roberson from suiting up in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, but he now looks to be healthy and should reclaim his spot as the Thunder's starting shooting guard, pushing Kyle Singler back to a reserve role. Despite holding down a starting job all season, Roberson has delivered unexciting production, averaging 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.7 assists across 10 games.
Roberson won't play Monday at Memphis due to an illness, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. With both Roberson and Kevin Durant (hamstring) out of commission, the Thunder will trot out a starting wing of Anthony Morrow and Kyle Singler, with Dion Waiters and potentially Josh Huestis providing support of the bench. Consider Roberson questionable for Oklahoma City's next tilt Wednesday versus the Pelicans.
Roberson is listed as the starting shooting guard in Tuesday's lineup, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. This move doesn't come as much of a surprise considering the Thunder started Roberson at SG repeatedly throughout the preseason. The 23-year-old wasn't considered much of a shooting threat last season, averaging 3.4 points per game in the 2014-15 season and it stands to reason that Roberson could concede his starting spot to offensive-minded shooting guards Dion Waiters or Anthony Morrow should he struggle to start the new year.
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