After 900 days of adversity, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson has returned to the court to help his team during the NBA season restart.
Roberson is averaging 9.9 minutes per contest in the first seven seeding games in Orlando being a peripheral figure in OKC’s rotation, after 18 months of absence.
“Still settling in – every game is getting better and better and I feel great out there,” Roberson said prior to the game vs Miami on Wednesday, per USA TODAY Sports.
“I got to get chemistry with the guys and coach understands that, so he puts me with different groups and different people… We don’t have a lot of practice time anymore, so game’s are all I’ve got, so just going out there competing as best I can.”
A first-team defense material before his injury, Roberson had one of his best outings against Miami last nigh, getting six points, four rebounds and one assist, while he made 2 threes in the process. He was also a +17 during the 11 minutes he stayed on the court.