NBA Rumors: Brian Roberts to the Hornets
According to reports, the New Orleans Hornets are going to be signing guard Brian Roberts to a contract. Roberts played on their Summer League team and was one of, if not their best player. His short size at only 6’1 says point guard, but he has always been more of a scoring guard, going back to his days at Dayton. In the Summer League he scored almost 14 points per game on brilliant shooting. He shot .500 from the field and three point line and over .900 from the free throw line, which means that he was as efficient as they come. The problem is that the Hornets have enough scorers in their backcourt.
With Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, Xavier Henry and Roger Mason Jr., the team has enough scoring in the backcourt and although Roberts will come cheap at most likely the minimum, the team could have used a true point guard as the team still only has Greivis Vasquez on that front. However if Roberts is as efficient during the regular season as he was in Summer League, he could find a spot in the rotation. However his lack of assist numbers are a bit alarming as he only averaged 2.2 in Las Vegas and the highest total he ever had in college was 4.45. Quite simply, he is another combo guard on a team that has enough of them and he is not the point guard and passer this team is desperate for, unless he someone changes his game from July to October. Regardless, this was a low risk signing for the Hornets and they may have found
a solid player for their bench.