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22 Brian Roberts PG
Height/Weight: 6-1/173 | Birthdate: 12/3/1985 | Birthplace: Toledo, OH | Team: Charlotte Hornets | College: Dayton | NBA Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 31/9
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Brian Roberts signs two-year deal with Hornets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The Hornets have signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts to a two-year contract worth just over $5.5 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Roberts appeared in 72 games and started 42 last year, average 9.4 points and 3.3 assists per game, while shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from three-point range, and leading the league in free-throw percentage at 94.0 percentage.


Pelicans make Brian Roberts unrestricted free agent


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) The Pelicans opted not to extend a qualifying offer to guard Brian Roberts, and he will officially become an unrestricted free agent July 1 as a result.

Roberts finished his second NBA season, but is already 28, so the Pelicans don't want to tie themselves to him. He appeared in 72 games and started 42 last year, average 9.4 points and 3.3 assists per game, while shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from three-point range, and leading the league in free-throw percentage at 94.0 percentage. 


Brian Roberts ends up league leader in FT percentage


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts returned to play four minutes in Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and that was enough for him to jump onto the NBA's leaderboard.

Roberts scored just three points in the game, all at the free-throw line. His three made free throws gave him 125 made on the season, making him eligible for the free-throw percentage leaderboard, where he finishes the season at the top with a 93.9 percent success rate.

Roberts struggled to play through an ankle injury late in the season, but still stepped his production for the season up in his season year in the league. He finished the season averaging 9.4 points and 3.3 assists in 72 games, including 42 starts.


Tyreke Evans, Brian Roberts a no-go Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) The Pelicans will be without the services of guard Tyreke Evans and Brian Roberts Monday against Oklahoma City, head coach Monty Williams told the team's official website.

Roberts left Friday's game with an ankle injury. Evans was pulled out of the team's morning shootaround because of a right knee bruise. Both will have one more chance to return this season, on Wednesday against Houston.

Tyreke Evans in, Brian Roberts out Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) One of the Pelicans' starters who exited Friday's game with injuries should be able to play Saturday, as The Times-Picayune reports Tyreke Evans (knee) is expected to play against the Rockets Saturday.

Unfortunately guard Brian Roberts, who left Friday's game with an ankle injury, has been ruled out for Saturday's game. His status moving forward is not yet known, with the team's next game set for Monday against the Thunder. 


Brian Roberts forced out with ankle injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts suffered a sprained left ankle during Friday's game against the Thunder, and was unable to return after the middle of the second quarter.

Roberts played just eight minutes before suffering the injury finishing with two points and one rebound, while shooting 0 for 4 from the field. He will likely be considered day to day moving forward, with the team's next game set for Saturday in Houston. 


Brian Roberts thrives off the bench in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts came off the bench in his return from a two-game absence due to a knee injury Saturday, but still played a big role in a 96-80 loss to the Spurs.

Roberts played 29 minutes off the bench and scored 18 points to lead the team. He shot 7 of 16 from the floor and made one 3-pointer, while adding three rebounds and a team-high five assists without a turnover.

Roberts has played well since being thrust into the starting lineup after Jrue Holliday's season-ending injury. He is averaging 12.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 38 starts. 


Brian Roberts healthy for Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts will make his return to action Saturday against the Spurs, after missing two games due to a bone bruise on his left knee. According to the team's official website, Roberts will come off the bench and play a limited role in his return. 

Roberts is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 assists per game in the month of March, in 12 appearances. 


Brian Roberts will remain sidelined Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts will remain sidelined Friday against Utah because of a left knee injury, the Times-Picayune reports.

Roberts has now missed two straight games with the injury. His status remains uncertain for Saturday against San Antonio.

Brian Roberts, Eric Gordon still limited in practice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Neither Eric Gordon nor Brian Roberts were able to do much in Pelicans practice Thursday, as they continue to deal with left knee injuries. According to The Times-Picayune both players are still questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz, after also missing Wednesday's game due to their injuries.

Pelicans shorthanded in backcourt Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Pelicans will be without a trio of guards for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, two of whom were ruled out shortly before game time.

Though Eric Gordon's status has been known as he deals with knee tendinitis, he is joined on the sidelines by Brian Roberts (knee) and Austin Rivers (illness), both whom were only ruled out an house before tip.

All three will be considered day to day moving forward, with the Mavericks up next on the schedule Thursday. 


Brian Roberts questionable for Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, as he deals with a bone bruise in his left knee. He sat out morning shootaround, according to The Times-Picayune, and will be a game-time decision as a result of the injury, suffered in Monday's game. He is day-to-day moving forward, whether he plays or not Wednesday. 

Brian Roberts works past knee scare


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts worked past an injury scare during Monday's overtime victory over the Nets.

Roberts stepped awkwardly on his left leg, and appeared to be experiencing some knee pain in the fourth quarter. He made both of his free throws and remained in the game.

Roberts scored 17 points on 6 of 11 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from free throw line. He also added six rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal while logging 36 minutes of game action. He is averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Brian Roberts looks solid in losing effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts bounced back from a pair of poor performances with a solid effort Wednesday against the Mavericks.  

Roberts scored 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting, including a 3-for-5 showing from three-point range. He added two rebounds and three assists while turning the ball over twice in 29 minutes in a 108-89 loss.

Roberts has been productive while filling in as a starter for the injured Jrue Holiday. He is averaging 12.1 points and 4.3 assists per game in 24 starts. 


Brian Roberts nearly tops previous season high in scoring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts enjoyed another solid performance on Monday, as he fell one bucket shy of surpassing his season high in scoring in his team's 108-101 loss to the Raptors in Toronto.

Roberts scored 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 from downtown, and 1 of 1 from the free throw line. He also contributed with three rebounds, two assists and two steals while logging 28 minutes of game action. He has averaged 14.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds over his last five games played.

Brian Roberts scores 19 points vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts matched a season high with 19 points on 7 of 14 shooting in his team's 105-100 win over the Hawks Wednesday.

Roberts also racked up six assists, three rebounds and two steals in a season-high 37 minutes of action Wednesday. He has averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 assists over 42 games played.


Brian Roberts puts up rare poor shooting effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts struggled badly with his shot Wednesday against the Timberwolves, as he failed to score in double figures for the first time in six games.

Roberts was held to nine points on 3 of 10 shooting, and he missed all four of his three-point attempts in the game. He added just three rebounds and three assists as well in 26 minutes, while turning the ball over twice in 26 minutes in the 88-77 loss.

Roberts has started 11 games since Jrue Holiday went down with a stress fracture. He is averaging 11.9 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in that span. 


Brian Roberts drills three triples in win over Memphis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts made his presence felt from the 3-point line during Monday's win over the Grizzlies in Memphis.

Roberts caught fire early on as he knocked down all three of his attempts from downtown in the game in the first half, including two in the opening quarter. He scored 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting from the field, including 3 of 3 from downtown. He also chipped in with three assists and two rebounds while logging 28 minutes of game action in a 95-92 victory.

Roberts has knocked down three treys in two of his last five games. He has averaged 11.6 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds over that span.

Brian Roberts scores season-high 19 points vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Pelicans guard Brian Roberts scored a season-high 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 5 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 101-95 loss to the Spurs Monday.

Roberts drew the start at point guard with the Pelican's top two options out and took advantage with a season-best point total as well as four assists and four rebounds in a season-high 35 minutes of action. He has averaged 6.3 points and 2.5 rebounds over 31 games played.


Brian Roberts gets back on track in win over C's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts, who had been held to five points or fewer in each of his last three games, bounced back with a solid performance during Friday's win over the Celtics in Boston.

Roberts went 3 of 6 shooting from the field, including 1 of 1 from beyond the arc, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 11 points in 15 minutes of game action. He also chipped in with five assists and one rebound in a 95-92 victory.

Roberts has averaged 4.6 points, 2.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds over his last five games played.

Brian Roberts takes over for Pelicans


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts had a big game off the bench Tuesday during a loss to Phoenix. The backup PG played 30 minutes and scored 17 points.

With Jrue Holiday struggling with his shot, Roberts made up for it going 7 of 14 from the field and 3 for 6 from beyond the arc. He added one rebound, five assists and three steals.

The 27-year-old Roberts saw his biggest playing time of the season Tuesday with Holiday struggling and he took full advantage. He's scored 30 points in the last two games on 5 for 8 from 3-point range.

Pelicans happy with Robert's rookie campaign


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) While his numbers didn't garner much attention, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps was happy with Brian Roberts' production during his rookie campaign. Roberts played in 78 games this season -- five starts -- and averaged 7.1 points and 2.8 assists on 41.7 percent shooting from the field. He also averaged 15.2 points over the final four games of the year. "The thing that excited me the most about him was his effort on the defensive end,'' Demps told the Times-Picayune. "That was really never asked of him before. He really took the challenge on. We think he has a bright future and he definitely was one of the pleasant surprises this season.''