The Oklahoma City Blue, the NBA G League affiliate of the Thunder, has acquired veteran NBA wing Andre Roberson, the team announced (via Twitter).
After being drafted 26th overall in 2013, Roberson spent his first seven seasons with the Thunder. He emerged as one of the league’s top defensive players before a major knee injury and a series of setbacks derailed his career.
Roberson, who turned 31 in December, last played for the Nets during the 2020/21 season, making five appearances. In 307 career regular-season games (269 starts, 22.2 MPG), the very limited offensive player averaged 4.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 0.9 SPG on .473/.253/.468 shooting.
Considering he has played 12 games since January 27, 2018, and his most recent appearance was March 3, 2021, it’s safe to say it’s a long shot that Roberson will make it back to the NBA. Still, it would be a great story if his comeback attempt is successful.
12 thoughts on “Thunder’s G League Affiliate Acquires Andre Roberson”
This dude was a perimeter defensive ace. Kinda like a Thybulle type of player. Wasn’t he on those Thunder teams with Westbrook and Durant that almost made the finals?
Thunder loss to the Heat in the finals.
Yea , he’s cheeks tho.. can’t shoot.. can’t create for others .. he’s basically a Ben Simmons without the playmaking
And the salary.
They were in the finals Lyman.
Was it the fact that he spent 7 years with the Thunder that clued you in that he might have been on that team?
Is it a fact he played 7 years with the Thunder?
It’s not. He played 6.
Rory wrote the article, not me bro.
He was with the Thunder for seven years — didn’t play at all in 2018/19, but was on the roster.
I totally forgot they made the finals. I guess my last memory of that team was losing to Golden State and blowing that lead. Right before Durant left for GS.
Curtis, yes I knew he was on the Thunder because he played there for a long time. I just couldn’t remember if he played with the teams that went far or not. Thanks for clarifying.
Sorry for the snark. Ha.
Roberson is a very smart, skilled player. If he doesn’t get back to an NBA roster, he might get there as a defensive coach.