Josh McRoberts

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Josh McRoberts
Josh McRoberts Bobcats.jpg
McRoberts with the Bobcats in 2013
No. 4 – Miami Heat
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 27)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Carmel (Carmel, Indiana)
College Duke (2005–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Portland Trail Blazers
2008 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
20082011 Indiana Pacers
2011–2012 Los Angeles Lakers
2012–2013 Orlando Magic
20132014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014–present Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Joshua Scott "Josh" McRoberts (born February 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). McRoberts, a 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) power forward, played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 37th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

McRoberts attended Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana and led the Greyhounds in both scoring and rebounding during his senior year.

He averaged 17.9 points to go along with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game and shot an impressive .593 (166-of-280) from the field while guiding the Greyhounds to a 21–4 record and a trip to the sectional championship game in 2005. McRoberts was considered the number one power forward prospect out of high school, and was projected to be drafted in the 2005 NBA Draft had he declared.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

Freshman[edit]

At Duke University, McRoberts averaged 8.7 points and 1.3 blocked shots while leading the team (60.5%) in field goal percentage.[2] McRoberts was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. He helped the Duke Blue Devils to a record of 32–4, the ACC regular season title, and the 2006 ACC tournament championship title by defeating the Boston College Eagles. He was also named to the third team Freshman All-America by collegehoops.net.

McRoberts' late-season numbers improved as he recorded 10 of his 15 double-figure scoring games in his final 14 games, while averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds (with a 59.6 FG%).[3]

Considered a potential NBA Draft lottery pick, McRoberts instead stated he would not enter the draft, and would return to Duke for the 2006–2007 season.[3]

McRoberts underwent a successful lumbar discectomy on August 3, 2006. He had been suffering from chronic back problems since high school and had the operation to alleviate the problem.

Sophomore[edit]

Games 33, PPG: 13.0, RPG: 7.9, APG: 3.5, FG%: 50.2[4]

On December 19, 2006 against Kent State, McRoberts had a career-high 19 points, six blocks, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals making him the first Duke player to tally at least four in all five categories.[5]

NBA career[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers / Idaho Stampede[edit]

On March 22, 2007, McRoberts declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft.[6] On June 28, 2007, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 37th overall pick in the NBA Draft.

On January 9, 2008, McRoberts was assigned to the Idaho Stampede, the Trail Blazers' D-League affiliate.[7] After being with the Stampede for nearly a month, and getting an over 20-minute per game increase in playing time, McRoberts was called back up to the Trail Blazers.[8]

McRoberts playing for the Magic in 2012

Indiana Pacers[edit]

On June 26, 2008, the night of the 2008 NBA Draft, McRoberts was traded by the Trail Blazers to his hometown Indiana Pacers in a deal that sent him along with Brandon Rush and Jarrett Jack in return for 11th overall pick Jerryd Bayless and Ike Diogu.[9]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

On December 14, 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers signed McRoberts to a two-year deal worth about $6 million.[10]

Orlando Magic[edit]

On August 10, 2012, McRoberts was traded to the Orlando Magic as part of the blockbuster deal that sent All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Lakers.[11]

Charlotte Bobcats[edit]

On February 21, 2013, McRoberts was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for Hakim Warrick.[12]

On July 11, 2013, McRoberts re-signed with the Bobcats.[13] On March 28, 2014, McRoberts scored a career high 24 points in a loss to the Orlando Magic. He finished the season with career highs in games played and started with 78 each. On April 30, 2014, McRoberts underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs from his left big toe.[14]

On June 18, 2014, McRoberts opted out of his 2014–15 contract with the Charlotte Hornets.[15]

Miami Heat[edit]

On July 14, 2014, McRoberts signed with the Miami Heat[16] to a reported four-year, $23 million contract.[17]

Player profile[edit]

McRoberts can play both power forward and center. His scoring mostly comes off fast breaks, rebounds and hustle plays. He is a screen-setter with a decent jumper,[18] and possesses excellent passing skills for a big man.[19] He is considered an average defender. Pau Gasol called McRoberts "scrappy and a hustler."[18]

Awards[edit]

High school[edit]

  • 2005 McDonald's All-America Player of the Year
  • 2005 McDonald's All-America Game MVP
  • 2005 Parade All-America Basketball Team
  • 2005 National High School Coaches Assn. Senior Athlete of the Year

College[edit]

  • 2006 ACC All-Tournament Second Team
  • 2006 ACC All-Freshman Team
  • 2006 Third Team Freshman All-America
  • 2007 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Assocn All-ACC Second Team[20]
  • 2007 ACC All-Defensive Team [21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Portland 8 0 3.5 .600 .000 .000 1.3 .3 .1 .0 1.5
2008–09 Indiana 33 0 8.5 .422 .000 .769 2.2 .5 .4 .5 2.4
2009–10 Indiana 42 3 12.5 .521 .348 .500 3.0 1.0 .4 .4 4.3
2010–11 Indiana 72 51 22.2 .547 .383 .739 5.3 2.1 .7 .8 7.4
2011–12 L.A. Lakers 50 6 14.4 .475 .429 .639 3.4 1.0 .3 .4 2.8
2012–13 Orlando 41 3 16.7 .392 .309 .733 3.3 1.7 .2 .3 3.9
2012–13 Charlotte 26 19 30.8 .505 .241 .782 7.2 2.7 .8 .6 9.3
2013–14 Charlotte 78 78 30.3 .436 .361 .729 4.8 4.3 .7 .6 8.5
Career 440 121 22.6 .446 .196 .706 4.7 1.0 .7 .3 8.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Indiana 5 0 15.8 .333 .000 .818 3.6 1.2 .8 .2 5.0
2012 L.A. Lakers 6 0 2.7 .250 .000 .000 .7 .2 .0 .2 .3
2014 Charlotte 4 4 38.5 .455 .471 .800 6.8 3.8 1.0 .3 11.5
Career 15 4 16.6 .393 .421 .810 3.3 1.5 .5 .2 4.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prisbell, Eric (2005-10-24). "Duke Is the Team to Beat in NBA Draft-Depleted ACC". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Josh McRoberts". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2007-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b "McRoberts Announces Plan To Return For Sophomore Season". GoDuke.com. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Josh McRoberts". CNNSI.com. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Game Recaps". CNN. Archived from the original on 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Duke sophomore McRoberts eligible for NBA draft". Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  7. ^ "Trail Blazers Assign Josh McRoberts To Idaho Stampede". nba.com. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  8. ^ "Welcome back McBob". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  9. ^ "Pacers announce two trades; acquire seven players". NBA.com. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  10. ^ "Lakers Sign Josh McRoberts". NBA.com. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  11. ^ "Magic Acquire Six Players, Five Draft Picks in Howard Trade". NBA.com. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  12. ^ "Bobcats Acquire Josh McRoberts from Orlando". NBA.com. 2013-02-23. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  13. ^ Charlotte Bobcats re-sign Josh McRoberts
  14. ^ McRoberts Has Successful Toe Surgery
  15. ^ Josh McRoberts opts out of contract
  16. ^ HEAT Signs Josh McRoberts
  17. ^ Josh McRoberts Verbally Commits To Four-Year, $23M Deal With Heat
  18. ^ a b Bresnahan, Mike (December 14, 2011). "Lakers upset with Chris Paul's trade to Clippers". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 15, 2011. 
  19. ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/11187465/josh-mcroberts-commits-four-year-deal-miami-heat
  20. ^ "McRoberts, Nelson and Scheyer Receive All-ACC Recognition". GoDuke.com. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  21. ^ "2007 ACC Men's Basketball All-Defensive Team Announced". TheACC.com. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-04-09. 

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