Joshua Scott McRoberts (born February 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks 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.
McRoberts with the Bobcats in 2013
|Born||February 28, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Carmel (Carmel, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2007–2008||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2011–2012||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
High school careerEdit
He averaged 17.9 points to go along with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game and shot .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.
At Duke University, McRoberts averaged 8.7 points and 1.3 blocked shots while leading the team (60.5%) in field goal percentage. 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%).
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.
Games 33, PPG: 13.0, RPG: 7.9, APG: 3.5, FG%: 50.2
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.
Portland Trail Blazers / Idaho StampedeEdit
On January 9, 2008, McRoberts was assigned to the Idaho Stampede, the Trail Blazers' D-League affiliate. 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.
Indiana Pacers (2008–2011)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.
Los Angeles Lakers (2011–2012)Edit
Orlando Magic (2012–2013)Edit
Charlotte Bobcats (2013–2014)Edit
On July 11, 2013, McRoberts re-signed with the Bobcats. 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 starts with 78 each. On April 30, 2014, McRoberts underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs from his left big toe.
Miami Heat (2014–2017)Edit
On July 14, 2014, McRoberts signed with the Miami Heat to a reported four-year, $23 million contract. After tearing his right meniscus on December 9, 2014 against the Phoenix Suns, McRoberts underwent surgery to repair it on December 22 and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season; he appeared in just 17 games.
After having most of 2014–15 season wiped out by injuries, McRoberts lost his starting spot because of Hassan Whiteside's emergence. He came into the 2015–16 season with a significant role off the bench, but that got away from him after missing nearly two months with a bruised knee.
On December 27, 2016, McRoberts was ruled out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his problematic left foot.
On May 23, 2017, McRoberts opted into his final year of his contract worth just over $6 million.
Dallas Mavericks (2017–2018)Edit
On July 7, 2017, McRoberts was traded, along with a 2023 second round draft pick and cash considerations, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for A. J. Hammons. On February 10, 2018, he was waived by the Mavericks. He saw action in two games for the Mavericks after spending the first 37 games of the season on the inactive list while rehabbing a left foot injury.
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, and possesses excellent passing skills for a big man. He is considered an average defender. Pau Gasol called McRoberts "scrappy and a hustler".
- 2005 McDonald's All-American Player of the Year
- 2005 McDonald's All-American Game MVP
- 2005 McDonald's All-American
- 2005 First-team Parade All-American
- 2005 National High School Coaches Assn. Senior Athlete of the Year
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
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- "Josh McRoberts". GoDuke.com. Retrieved March 14, 2007.
- "McRoberts Announces Plan To Return For Sophomore Season". GoDuke.com. April 26, 2006. Retrieved January 29, 2007.
- "Josh McRoberts". CNNSI.com. Retrieved March 18, 2007.
- "Game Recaps". CNN. Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved December 19, 2006.
- "Duke sophomore McRoberts eligible for NBA draft". Associated Press. Retrieved March 22, 2007.
- "Trail Blazers Assign Josh McRoberts To Idaho Stampede". nba.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved February 4, 2008.
- "Welcome back McBob". oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 4, 2008.
- "Pacers announce two trades; acquire seven players". NBA.com. July 9, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Lakers Sign Josh McRoberts". NBA.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Magic Acquire Six Players, Five Draft Picks in Howard Trade". NBA.com. August 10, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
- "Bobcats Acquire Josh McRoberts from Orlando". NBA.com. February 23, 2013. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- Charlotte Bobcats re-sign Josh McRoberts
- McRoberts Has Successful Toe Surgery Archived May 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- Josh McRoberts opts out of contract
- HEAT Signs Josh McRoberts
- Josh McRoberts Verbally Commits To Four-Year, $23M Deal With Heat
- Josh McRoberts Undergoes Successful Surgery
- 2016 NBA playoffs: Q&A with Josh McRoberts on rocky season
- Heat's Josh McRoberts out indefinitely with foot injury
- Winderman, Ira (May 23, 2017). "Josh McRoberts opts in, $6M salary now on Miami Heat 2017-18 salary cap". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
- "HEAT Trade Josh McRoberts". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
- "Mavericks trade A.J. Hammons to Miami for Josh McRoberts". Mavs.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
- "Dallas Mavericks waive Josh McRoberts". Mavs.com. February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
- 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.
- Josh McRoberts commits to Heat
- "McRoberts, Nelson and Scheyer Receive All-ACC Recognition". GoDuke.com. March 5, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2007.
- "2007 ACC Men's Basketball All-Defensive Team Announced". TheACC.com. March 5, 2007. Retrieved April 9, 2007.