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Josh McRoberts Continues To Dominate On Boards For Charlotte Bobcats

Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Josh McRobert‘s rebounding talents continue to give the Charlotte Bobcats a valuable weapon in their most recent games.

McRoberts had six points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Bobcats in their 114-108 win over the Orlando Magic, his former team, on Wednesday. He was 3-of-4 from the floor and had one block. He accomplished that in 33 minutes of action. He’s been seeing more minutes recently from the Bobcats and rightfully so, considering that his numbers continue to go up. He’s also shooting at 43.1 percent.

His scoring still isn’t setting the world on fire, although he did net 12 points in a recent game against the Toronto Raptors. It’s his rebounding that is especially coming in handy for a Charlotte team that badly needs a leader like McRoberts to control the boards.

In his past three games, McRoberts had had 29 rebounds, an impressive figure for a six-year forward averaging five points and 4.2 rebounds per game. When he played 41 games for the Magic, he averaged only 16.7 minutes per game.

Since he’s come from Orlando to Charlotte, McRoberts is averaging 25.4 minutes per game with the Bobcats and taking advantage of it. He’s shooting 49.5 percent with Charlotte, which is 10 percent better than he shot with the Magic. His points per game is 7.8 with Charlotte compared to 3.9 for Orlando.

It’s been a good move for McRoberts and also for the Bobcats. His work on the boards has especially been a blessing to his new team. He’s averaging 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte compared to 3.3 for the Magic.