Roby signed a four-year, $6.7 million contract with the Mavericks on Tuesday, Bobby Marks of ESPN.com reports. The Mavericks appear to have liked what they saw out of Roby in summer league, as the $1.5 million cap hit he'll have in 2019-20 is the largest in NBA history for a second-round pick out of college. Roby could provide some depth in the frontcourt during the regular season, but will likely see most of his playing time as a rookie in the G League.
Roby registered 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots across 25 minutes in Saturday's 110-81 win over the Rockets in the Las Vegas Summer League. The Mavericks' second-round draft pick performed admirably in a starting role and looked comfortable on the floor. His presence on the court afforded him a plus-minus of +34 in the contest, and if this game is any indication, the former Nebraska Cornhusker could be one of the Summer League's big surprises.
The Mavericks took Roby in the second round at No. 45 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft via the Pistons. Roby is a combo-forward out of Nebraska. He supplied 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds across 31.3 minutes per game his junior season. He will need to work on his consistency going forward.
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