Roberson tallied just two points (1-9 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes during Friday's 107-103 loss to the Clippers.
Roberson was ordinary on the offensive end, as usual, but his defensive prowess should ensure that he sees meaningful minutes in the playoffs. He may be tasked with defending James Harden at times, so he could could prove to be a key factor in the final outcome. That said, he offers basically no fantasy value.
Roberson (foot) isn't on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Suns.
Roberson was withheld from Sunday's win over the Wizards due to a sore foot, but his absence from the injury report a day later suggests he was likely just getting some maintenance in the front end of a back-to-back set. With starting shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (calf) out Monday and top backcourt reserve Dennis Schroder (personal) still away from the team, Roberson could be in store for his biggest workload to date in the NBA bubble. Roberson's playing time has fallen between five and 11 minutes in each of his four appearances since the restart.
Roberson will not be available Sunday against Washington due to a sore foot, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.
The absence is believed to be precautionary, but Roberson should be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's game against Phoenix on the second half of a back-to-back set.
Roberson saw 11 minutes of action in Friday's scrimmage against Boston.
In his first competitive game since Jan. 27 of 2018, Roberson posted five points on 2-of-3 shooting, including hitting one of his two three-point attempts. Given the extreme length of his absence, Roberson will likely be brought along slowly, but he figures to be a part of what's currently a muddled OKC wing rotation as seeding games approach.
Roberson (knee) is available to play during Friday's scrimmage against the Celtics with no minutes limit, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.
This is a massive step for Roberson, who hasn't played competitive basketball in two and a half years due to a left knee injury. Assuming everything goes well Friday, it seems likely we'll see him in the rotation come the Thunder's first seeding game Aug. 1 against the Jazz.
Roberson (knee) went through "everything" during Friday's practice, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
As expected, Roberson is inching closer to full clearance to play in the resumed 2019-20 season. More information should become available as he continues to go through practices.
Roberson (knee) has been going through individual workouts, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Roberson noted in early June that he was aiming to play when the season resumed, and going through individual workouts is a clear step in the right direction. Participating in five-on-five work will be crucial in determining whether he's ready to step back on the court after not playing since 2017-18.
Roberson (knee) is expected to be ready to play when the NBA season resumes in July, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.
The news isn't overly surprising after Roberson suggested in April that he felt ready to play, but there's an added layer of optimism about his health with league sources supporting the player's opinion on the matter. Compared to his other Thunder teammates, however, Roberson may require more time to get in playing condition when teams resume full-squad workouts following the league-wide shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Roberson hasn't played in a competitive game since Jan. 27, 2018, when he ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee and required surgery.
Roberson (knee) said Friday in an interview with Nate Tomlinson on the "Catching Up with the Family" podcast that he could soon receive clearance to play. "I'm kinda past the rehab stage. I'm almost to the point where I should be playing, honestly. But I'm still taking it a day at a time until I get back into our medical staff's hands and get reevaluated."
Roberson's last NBA appearance came back in January 2018, but the swingman finally seems to feel comfortable with where he stands in his recovery from the left knee surgery that has sidelined him for 27 months. The Thunder likely won't provide an update on Roberson until the team reconvenes for workouts if or when the NBA season resumes, but even if he gains clearance to play, don't expect the 28-year-old to take on a regular rotation role right away, given his lengthy layoff.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed Sunday that Roberson (knee) remains limited to individual workouts rather than team practices, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
Roberson is apparently back with the Thunder after leaving the team in early December to continue his rehab program, but the 28-year-old's 2019-20 debut doesn't appear imminent. Given that Roberson hasn't seen any competitive action since January 2018, he'll likely need to put in several full-court, full-contact practices before the Thunder pinpoint a target date for his debut. Consider him week-to-week.
Roberson (knee) took part in individual drills Monday, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
While his participation in on-court activities is encouraging, the 27-year-old hasn't returned to practice and remains without a firm timetable for return. He can continue to be considered out indefinitely until the team provides an official update.
Roberson (knee) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Spurs.
Roberson has been conducting his rehab for his surgically repaired left knee away from the team since early December and didn't rejoin the Thunder following the All-Star break. At this stage, he can be viewed as out indefinitely, and given the few updates on his condition provided by the team, Roberson is more likely than not to sit out the rest of the season. The 28-year-old's last NBA appearance came back in January 2018.
Roberson (knee) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Rockets.
Roberson left the Thunder in early December to conduct his rehab for his surgically repaired left knee away from the team. In the five weeks that have followed, Oklahoma City still hasn't offered an update on Roberson's condition, so it's fair to suspect that he'll be sidelined through the All-Star break, if not beyond that.
Roberson (knee) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Spurs.
Roberson has been away from the team for the past month to continue his rehab program and remains without an official timeline to rejoin the Thunder for workouts, much less make his 2019-20 debut. The swingman hasn't seen any competitive action since January 2018 while experiencing a painfully slow recovery from left knee surgery.
Roberson (knee) has elected to handle his rehab program away from the Thunder and is without a clear timeline for making his season debut, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
According to Mussatto, Roberson made the decision purely for a change of scenery rather than due to any discord with the Thunder organization. Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman relays that the veteran guard has yet to be cleared for contact in practice and still experiencing some discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee. Roberson -- who hasn't appeared in any games since January 2018 -- looks like he may be more than two years removed from action by the time he's finally ready to play again.
Roberson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Roberson remains without an official timeline for his return, so it's unclear when he may be able to retake the court. The 28-year-old hasn't seen game action since January 2018 and likely will need to be eased into the rotation once cleared.
Roberson (knee) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Warriors.
The Thunder still haven't provided a timeline for Roberson to make his season debut, so at this point, it feels safe to rule him out through the rest of November. Given that Roberson hasn't seen any meaningful competitive action since January 2018, he's unlikely to be immediately thrust into a regular rotation role once healthy again.
Roberson (knee) won't play Friday against Los Angeles.
Roberson was held out of Thursday's practice, so it's no surprise that he won't make his 2019-20 debut Friday night. His next opportunity to return will come Monday against Golden State.
Roberson (knee) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
Roberson has yet to play this season as he recovers from left knee surgery, and the fact that he still isn't practicing suggests a return isn't imminent.
Roberson (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Lakers, Jon Hamm of OKC Dream Team reports.
Roberson remains sidelined while recovering from left knee surgery. His next opportunity to take the court will come Friday against the Lakers.
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