Andre Roberson has signed a three-year, $30 million dollar deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Roberson was a restricted free agent following the expiration of his rookie contract. The three-year contract was Roberson’s preference, according to additional reports from Wojnarowski. For Roberson, the AAV of 10 million dollars translates to a well deserved 80% pay increase.
Last season he averaged 6.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 30.1 minutes per game, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive second team to recognize his elite defensive work. Because of the addition of Paul George, Roberson’s weaknesses on the offensive end will be better disguised next season, which will allow for his strengths to shine more for the team.
From the Thunder’s perspective, this is an extremely affordable deal that allows them to keep one of their best defenders for three more seasons. Congrats to Andre on his new deal!