Charlotte and Josh McRoberts have come to terms on a two-year deal worth $5.5mil according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. The second year of the contact will be a player option for McRoberts, so depending on his performance next season, we’ll see if he’ll actually be in Charlotte for two more seasons.
McRoberts was part of what appeared to be a very pointless trade at the deadline this past season. Charlotte sent Hakim Warrick to Orlando for McRob back in February, and at the time I didn’t understand the swap at all, but it’s obviously paid off for the Bobcats and their frontcourt depth. The team has drafted PF Cody Zeller, acquired free agent center Al Jefferson and managed to re-sign PF Josh McRoberts in the past 10 days — not a bad job of rebuilding an absent frontcourt.
McRoberts is going to presumably come off the bench for Cody Zeller at PF.
In the 26 games that McRoberts spent in Charlotte last season, he started 19 of them and earned every bit of his new contract — averaged 9.3 PPG & 7.2 RPG.
Overall, I’d say that it’s been a very productive free agency week for Charlotte and the team has sured up many holes as Rod Higgins promised they would this summer. Now, we wait to see if the team can come to terms to bring Gerald Henderson back.