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Josh McRoberts



Josh McRoberts just informed the Charlotte Hornets that he will not be picking up his player contract for $2.7 mil next season and thus will enter this summer as an unrestricted free agent.

Personally I love the player that McBob has turned into during his seven year NBA career. Obviously he went from clean cut Dukie to NBA mountain man, but along the way he added some weight/muscle, defensive abilities, and now is stretching his range out to the 3 point line.

When I look at the type of player the Wizards need from a PF coming off the bench or as a possible 20 game starter fill in for Nene's inevitable injury, I look for a player that can play pick and roll, defend, rebound, and if they can stretch the defense out 17+ feet....even better. McBob fits all of the criteria, however he is also a tremendous passer, registering the 2nd highest assist to turnover ratio in the league last season (CP3 was 1st).

If you look at McBob's shot chart from last season here, you'll see he shot 36% from downtown overall and 40% from the right side of the 3 point line. Shooting from deep is relatively new for him too, as his 3PT attempts nearly tripled from the season prior.

Perhaps McBob is just on the cusp of becoming a deadly 3pt shooter and having a PG like John Wall getting him open could be like throwing a gallon of gasoline on a small fire?

The potential fit in DC is undeniable. McRoberts can play pick and roll, he can shoot if the defender sags off the screen, he can pass to the corner (to Beal or Webster) for open 3's if the wing defender converges, he can pass to an open cutter on screen and rolls, etc, etc, etc.... His game fits with what the Wizards do and that's why signing him as a UFA would be fantastic.

McRoberts isn't a flashy signing, it's not going to garner national attention, but he is a solid contributor and would be a great use of $4 mil worth of cap space for the next 2-3 years to bring him to DC or perhaps sign him using most of the MLE, which I believe could be a possibility as well.

Josh McRoberts to DC? What do you think?

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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