JULY 11TH: The Bobcats have officially signed McRoberts, according to a press release from the team.
JULY 5TH: The Bobcats have reached an agreement to re-sign Josh McRoberts to a two-year contract, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). According to Spears, the deal will be worth $6MM overall, with a player option in the second year. However, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer pegs the overall amount at $5.5MM (Twitter link).
After being acquired by the Bobcats at least year's trade deadline in exchange for Hakim Warrick, McRoberts started 19 of 26 games with the team, averaging 9.3 PPG and 7.2 RPG in 30.8 minutes per contest. All three of those averages would've been career-highs for the 26-year-old forward had he kept them up over a full season.
McRoberts has been on the move multiple times over the last year, having been acquired by the Magic from the Lakers in last August's Dwight Howard blockbuster before being sent to Charlotte in February. By agreeing to re-sign with the Bobcats, the BDA Sports client should have some stability for at least the 2013/14 season.
For the Bobcats, they'll bring back another piece of a frontcourt that has undergone some changes this week. Charlotte has also agreed to a lucrative deal for Al Jefferson, with the intention of amnestying Tyrus Thomas to clear the cap space necessary for the former Jazz center.