• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NFL Draft

Report: Josh McRoberts has opted out for next season

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Josh McRoberts has reportedly opted out for next season.  (USATSI)
Josh McRoberts has reportedly opted out for next season. (USATSI)

This should come as no surprise, but Bobcats/now-Hornets power forward Josh McRoberts reportedly has opted out of his contract for next season at $2.7 million and will become a free agent this summer.

McRoberts had a stellar season for the stealthily decent and tough Bobcats, averaging 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for the Cats and shooting 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three. He was a willing passer, a tough defender, ran the floor, and made plays. The Hornets have indicated they'd like to keep him, but it remains to be seen if they'll be able to afford him or ward off offers from contenders.

For a player who was often seen as kind of a punchline with the Lakers and the Magic, McRoberts hasn't just proven to be a decent rotation player, but a valuable contributor to a playoff team.

In short, he's about to get paid.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

May 4, 2015
Berger on Hack-A-Shaq rule (2:13)
May 4, 2015
Bulls vs Cavs
(1:15)
May 4, 2015
Stephen Curry MVP
(4:08)
May 4, 2015
Where will Marc Gasol play?
(2:20)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's New Era Red Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 NFL Draft On-Stage 59FIFTY Fitted Hat

2015 NFL Draft Day Hats
Get your team today
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.