Roberts signed a two-year, $950,000 deal with Olympiacos B.C. in Greece, freelance reporter David Pick reports. The contract includes a $1 million NBA opt out in between the two seasons.
Roberts spent last season as Kemba Walker's backup in Charlotte, posting 3.5 points, 1.3 assists and 1.0 rebounds across 10.1 minutes per game while shooting 37.7 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from deep. The 31-year-old will test his luck overseas, with his contract structure giving him a shot at returning to the NBA during the 2018-19 season.
Roberts will start at point guard for Monday's game against the Bucks, Bucks play-by-play announcer Ted Davis reports.
Kemba Walker is going to miss the last two games of the season to rest an ailing knee, so Roberts will get the first shot at replacing him in the top unit. It will mark Roberts first start of the season and should mean a bump in his overall playing time. That said, Briante Weber is the younger player and the Hornets could try and get a better look at him with extended playing time at point guard since the team has already been eliminated from the playoffs.
Roberts is no longer listed on the team's official injury report, Stephanie Ready of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
Roberts was sidelined during Friday's contest as a result of personal reasons but it looks as if he'll be ready to go for Sunday's contest against the Thunder. The team has remained relatively mum regarding his status, but with his name no longer listed on the injury report the expectation is that he'll be at the very minimum available for Sunday.
Roberts was absent from the Hornets' morning shootaround due to personal reasons and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
After being on the outside of coach Steve Clifford's rotation over the past two weeks, Roberts supplanted Briante Weber as starting point guard Kemba Walker's main backup in Wednesday's win over the Raptors, supplying nine points, three assists and one rebound in 13 minutes. It's not clear if he'll be in store for a rotation spot Friday while he tends to the personal matter, but if he ends up being held out, look for Weber to take on all the minutes that Roberts would have received.
Roberts collected 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal across 24 minutes in Friday's 121-81 victory over the Magic.
Friday night was the first night all season that Roberts has contributed more than 10 points in a game, as his shot came alive behind the arc (100 percent from three) and from the charity stripe (100 percent from the free-throw line). Although this was a solid performance from Roberts, it is hard seeing him follow it up anytime soon with his lack of minutes (8.5 minutes per game this season) and his unusually low efficiency from the floor.
Roberts scored eight points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with two assists across 10 minutes in a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Monday.
With Ramon Sessions (knee) likely out until late March while recovering from surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, Roberts has settled in as the main backup to starting point guard Kemba Walker over the last seven contests. Roberts hasn't seen more than 15 minutes in any of those games, and that figures to remain the case so long as Walker is able to stay relatively healthy. Feel free to continue ignoring Roberts, even in most deeper leagues.
Roberts (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 110-107 loss to the Knicks on Friday.
Roberts was held out of Monday's game against the Wizards while dealing with the illness, but he's been available for both of the Hornets' subsequent two contests. However, Roberts hasn't picked up any minutes in either game, as both were fairly competitive and prompted coach Steve Clifford to roll out his normal rotation. As the third-string point guard, Roberts is only likely to make appearances in garbage time of games.
Roberts will not be available for Monday's game against the Wizards.
The reserve guard came down with an illness Monday morning, and the team will hold him out of action, meaning they'll be slightly shorthanded at point guard. Roberts usually serves as the team's third point guard behind Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions, but he's seen mostly garbage time minutes of late and has racked up seven DNP-CDs in January alone.
Roberts (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 108-98 loss to the Celtics on Monday.
Roberts hasn't appeared in any of the Hornets' last three games and has made only 10 appearances all season, despite not having dealt with any reported injuries since the Oct. 26 opener. As the third-string option at point guard, Roberts isn't expected to pick up minutes outside of blowout wins or losses, or if either Kemba Walker or Ramon Sessions are dealing with injuries.
Roberts (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench in Friday's 113-111 overtime loss to the Knicks.
With Friday's game proving competitive throughout, Roberts unsurprisingly didn't take the floor. He's made just two appearances in the Hornets' 15 games this season and will continue to remain on the outside of coach Steve Clifford's rotation so long as both Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions are healthy.
Roberts (hamstring) will play in Friday's game against the Heat.
Roberts was unable to play in the Hornets' season opener Wednesday against the Bucks, but after taking some additional time off to recover, the point guard will be available off the bench Friday. As the Hornets' third-string point guard, Roberts may not see the court Friday unless the score gets out of hand.
Roberts (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Friday's matchup with the Heat.
Roberts missed the season opener against Milwaukee on Wednesday, contradicting earlier reports that he'd be cleared in time to be available off the bench. The general belief seems to be that the veteran should be able to return Friday, barring a setback, but an update likely won't come until after morning shootaround. If he's held out again, Ramon Sessions would receive most of the backup minutes behind starting point guard Kemba Walker.
Roberts (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season opener against the Bucks.
Reports earlier in the week suggested Roberts would be available Wednesday, but he's apparently regressed in his recovery from a strained left hamstring. Roberts' unavailability shouldn't change the minutes distribution at the point guard spot, as the veteran was the third-string option behind Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions and won't be a regular member of coach Steve Clifford's rotation.
Roberts (hamstring) is expected to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Hornets, barring a setback, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
A hamstring injury has sidelined Roberts for the better part of the last two weeks, but coach Steve Clifford said Tuesday that Roberts is trending in the right direction. The team will evaluate him one final time at shootaround Wednesday, but at this point it appears the veteran will be available off the bench Wednesday night.
Roberts (hamstring) will not play in Friday's preseason finale against the Timberwolves.
The Hornets are continuing to be cautious with Roberts, who is expected to be the third-string point guard this season behind starter Kemba Walker and backup Ramon Sessions. While Roberts will likely be healthy for the team's regular season opener on Wednesday, it's likely he would be in for a dose of limited minutes for that game and the start of the season.
Roberts (hamstring) has been ruled out of Thursday's preseason matchup with the Heat.
Roberts will miss a fourth straight game Thursday, as there's no reason to push him back into action too soon in what is essentially a meaningless game. Once healthy, he'll move back into a depth role in the backcourt, likely operating as the team's third-string point guard.
Roberts (hamstring) sat out Wednesday's practice.
Roberts has already missed a trio of preseason games due to a sore hamstring, and his status for the team's final two exhibition contests Thursday and Friday appears to be in serious jeopardy. However, the team could simply be exercising caution with the veteran, who is expected to open the year as the No. 3 point guard.
Roberts (hamstring) will be held out of Monday's preseason game against the Bulls.
Roberts will miss his third game of the preseason schedule to tend to a sore hamstring, an injury that's hobbled him throughout training camp. The Hornets are likely just acting cautiously by keeping Roberts out, so he's still in line to open the regular season as the team's third-string point guard.
Roberts (hamstring) sat out of practice Thursday, Hornets radio play-by-play announcer Steve Martin reports.
After missing the first two preseason outings because of a hamstring injury, Roberts was back in the lineup over the Hornets' two most recent matchups. However, he's been on a minutes restriction in those contests in an attempt to avoid any sort of aggravation. Roberts was held out Thursday for additional rest and recovery and should be considered questionable for Monday's tilt with the Timberwolves.
Roberts (hamstring) will play on a minutes restriction Saturday against the Celtics.
Roberts has missed each of the Hornets' first two preseason games with a hamstring issue, but he's been cleared for limited action Saturday. Just how many minutes he'll play remains to be seen, but Roberts is best avoided in daily contests.
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