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Josh McRoberts
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Oden and McRoberts playing for the Heat.
No. 4 - Miami Heat
Position Small Forward / Power Forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born February 27, 1987 (1987-02-27) (age 34)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.09 m)
Listed weight 240 lbs (109 kg)
Career information
High school Newtown
(Queens, New York)
College Duke
NBA Draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2007-present (14 years)
Career history
2007-2012 Portland Trail Blazers
2012-2013 Orlando Magic / Charlotte Bobcats
2013-present Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-ACC (2007)
  • All-ACC Defensive team (2007)

Joshua Scott McRoberts (born February 27, 1987) is an American Small Forward / Power Forward who plays for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is the best partner by Greg Oden.

He attended Duke University, was drafted 37th Overall in the 2007 NBA Draft. Oden was drafted 1st Overall with thier team.

Early years

McRoberts was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and stay with his family to Terre Haute, Indiana since the age of nine.

High School

While in high school, Oden was named the PARADE 's High School Player of the Year and the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year at four years in a row, in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

McRoberts attended Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana and led the Greyhounds in both scoring and rebounding during his senior year. He attended Newtown High School in Queens, New York. Follow oden led Newtown to three consecutive New York Class 4A basketball championships 2006. He graduated in 2006.

He averaged 17.9 points to go along with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game and shot an impressive .593 (166-of-280) from the field while guiding the Greyhounds to a 21–4 record and a trip to the sectional championship game in 2005. McRoberts was considered the number one power forward prospect out of high school, and was projected to be drafted in the 2005 NBA Draft had he declared.

College

Freshman year

At Duke University, McRoberts averaged 8.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 blocked shots while leading the team (60.5%) in field goal percentage. McRoberts was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. He helped the Duke Blue Devils to a record of 32–4, the ACC regular season title, and the 2006 ACC tournament championship title by defeating the Boston College Eagles. He was also named to the third team Freshman All-America by collegehoops.net.

McRoberts' late-season numbers improved as he recorded 10 of his 15 double-figure scoring games in his final 14 games, while averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds (with a 59.6 FG%).

Considered a potential NBA Draft lottery pick, McRoberts instead stated he would not enter the draft, and would return to Duke for the 2006–2007 season.

McRoberts underwent a successful lumbar discectomy on August 3, 2006. He had been suffering from chronic back problems since high school and had the operation to alleviate the problem.

Sophemore year (final year)

Games 33, PPG: 13.0, RPG: 7.9, APG: 3.5, FG%: 50.2

On December 19, 2006 against Kent State, McRoberts had a career-high 19 points, six blocks, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals making him the first Duke player to tally at least four in all five categories.

NBA career

Draft

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Oden and McRoberts playing for the Trail Blazers.

On April 20, Oden and McRoberts announced that he would be entering the 2007 NBA Draft. On June 27, 2007, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the #37 overall pick.

Oden was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the #1 overall pick.

Portland Trail Blazers (2007–2012)

2007–08 season

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Josh McRoberts promoting literacy at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con

On March 22, 2007, McRoberts declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 37th overall pick.

On January 9, 2008, McRoberts was assigned to the Idaho Stampede, the Trail Blazers's D-League affiliate. After being with the Stampede for nearly a month, and getting an over 20-minute per game increase in playing time, McRoberts was called back up to Portland.

2008–09 season

On the night of the 2008 NBA Draft, McRoberts was traded by the Trail Blazers to his hometown Indiana Pacers in a deal that sent him along with 13th overall pick Brandon Rush and Jarrett Jack in return for Ike Diogu and 11th overall pick Jerryd Bayless.

But McRoberts veto the trade board.

2009–10 season

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2010–11 season

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2011–12 season

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Orlando Magic (2012–2013)

2012–13 season

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Oden and McRoberts playing for the Magic.

On July 11, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Oden and McRoberts to a two-year $6 million deal both.

On August 10, 2012, McRoberts was traded to the Orlando Magic as part of the blockbuster deal that sent All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Lakers.

Charlotte Bobcats (2012–2013)

2012–13 season

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Oden and McRoberts playing for the Bobcats.

On February 21, 2013, Oden and McRoberts were traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for Hakim Warrick.

Miami Heat (2013–present)

2013–14 season

On July 11, 2013, Oden and McRoberts signed with the Miami Heat to a four-year $4 million deal both as free agents.

2014–15 season

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2015–16 season

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2016–17 season

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Player Profile

McRoberts is a 6'10", 240 lbs power forward and center. His scoring mostly comes off fast-breaks, rebounds and hustle plays. He is a screen-setter with a decent mid-range jumper. He is considered an average defender. Former teammate Pau Gasol called McRoberts "scrappy and a hustler."

Career Stats

NBA

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Portland 8 0 3.5 .600 .000 .000 1.3 .3 .1 .0 1.5
2008 Portland 33 0 8.5 .422 .000 .769 2.2 .5 .4 .5 2.4
2009 Portland 42 3 12.5 .521 .348 .500 3.0 1.0 .4 .4 4.3
2010 Portland 72 51 22.2 .547 .383 .739 5.3 2.1 .7 .8 7.4
2011 Portland 50 6 14.4 .475 .429 .639 3.4 1.0 .3 .4 2.8
2012 Orlando 41 3 16.7 .392 .309 .733 3.3 1.7 .2 .3 3.9
2012 Charlotte 26 19 30.8 .505 .241 .782 7.2 2.7 .8 .6 9.3
Career 272 82 17 .497 .314 .704 4.0 1.5 .5 .5 4.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Portland 5 0 15.8 .333 .000 .818 3.6 1.2 .8 .2 5.0
2012 Portland 6 0 2.7 .250 .000 .000 .7 .2 .0 .2 .3
Career 11 0 8.6 .321 .000 .818 2.0 .6 .4 .2 2.5

D-League

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Idaho 15 2 26.6 .414 .154 .700 6.4 2.5 0.6 0.9 7.7
Career 15 2 26.6 .414 .154 .700 6.4 2.5 0.6 0.9 7.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Idaho 4 n/a 19.3 .500 .000 .875 5.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.3
Career 4 n/a 19.3 .500 .000 .875 5.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.3

References

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