Roberson accumulated 13 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-12 FT), five blocks, four rebounds, and two steals in 38 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Rockets in Game 4. Roberson finished with a career high in blocks, but he was downright awful from the free-throw line. Roberson has countered the Rockets' plan to leave him alone on offense by filling in the lanes and cutting backdoor for easy layups, and he has also done a decent job of making shots from beyond the arc (seven-of-15) throughout the series. With that being said, his issues at the charity stripe (two-for-17) have helped the Rockets snatch a 3-1 lead heading into Tuesday's Game 5.
Roberson posted 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist across 34 minutes of play during Sunday's 118-87 loss to the Rockets in Game 1. Roberson stepped up and delivered a postseason career high in scoring on a night when nobody else stepped up in support of Russell Westbrook, finishing second on the team in rebounding as well. His four treys were a career high in any setting and he played as well as one can in trying to contain James Harden for much of the game. Roberson could take on a magnified role in the series, benefiting his fantasy value, and even more so if his teammates continue to underachieve.
Roberson (rest) will not play in Wednesday's game, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports. Wednesday's game will mark the second consecutive day of rest for Roberson. With a playoff spot already secured and nowhere to rise or fall, the Thunder have opted to give the 25-year-old additional rest before postseason play. Roberson has played 79 games this season and just recently recovered from a knee injury.
Roberson is out for Tuesday's tilt against the Timberwolves for rest purposes, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. With the Thunder having locked up the sixth seed for the playoffs, they will opt to rest Roberson, a crucial part of anchoring their defense, to keep him fresh for postseason play. In his absence, expect more of Jerami Grant and Kyle Singler at the small forward slot, possibly along with Alex Abrines (knee) if he's cleared to play.
Roberson (knee) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Nuggets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Roberson only missed one game with the sore knee, so it's expected that he'll take back his starting role at small forward from Doug McDermott and face no limitations in his return to the court. The 25-year-old is one of the Thunder's top defensive stoppers on the perimeter, but with season averages of 6.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 steal, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block in 30.2 minutes per game, his fantasy appeal is quite limited.
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