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  • 903 national champions Dec 14, 12:37 a.m.
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    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7350525/source-los-angeles-lakers-agree-deal-josh-mcroberts

    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Josh McRoberts, according to a league source.

    McRoberts will sign a two-year deal worth approximately $6 million, according to the source.

    McRoberts, 24, averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game while shooting 54.7 percent from the floor for Indiana last season. He has career averages of 5.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 15.7 minutes per game while shooting 52.5 percent in four seasons with Indiana and Portland.

    The signing is a far cry from the "big deal" that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team is pursuing, but it does address the need for frontcourt depth that became apparent when L.A. traded Lamar Odom to Dallas and opted against re-signing free agent big men Theo Ratliff and Joe Smith.

    The Lakers' frontcourt void became even wider when second-year big man Derrick Caracter suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee at Monday's practice. At 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, McRoberts can play both the power forward and the center position.

    The Lakers made use of their mini mid-level exception to sign McRoberts, a former Duke standout. A new provision in the recently ratified collective bargaining agreement, the mini mid-level is worth approximately $3.1 million a season (or $9.4 million over three years). It is the only contract available for NBA teams that have crossed the luxury tax threshold to offer to free agents, other than signing them to a veteran's minimum salary.

  • statedooksuck Dec 14, 5:23 a.m.
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    In other words, the Lakers had no one, and McRoberts was the cheapest big body they could quickly sign.

  • kennywalters Dec 14, 6:51 a.m.
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    With Hansbrough's improved play last year, Indiana had no reason to keep McRoberts. Funny that this excites you when the most excited Duke fans I know have ever been about McRoberts was when he decided to leave Durham.

  • sportznut628 Dec 14, 7:06 a.m.
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    The signing is a far cry from the "big deal" that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team is pursuing

  • 903 national champions Dec 14, 8:35 a.m.
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    In other words, the Lakers had no one, and McRoberts was the cheapest big body they could... View More

    — Posted by statedooksuck

    Not true. Sean May would've signed for a dozen Big Macs, but McBob at $6M was a better value.

  • 903 national champions Dec 14, 8:36 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    With Hansbrough's improved play last year, Indiana had no reason to keep McRoberts. Funny that... View More

    — Posted by kennywalters

    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    Which Duke fans do you know? The ones that love it when UNC fans falsely claim Duke doesn't produce NBA players?

  • kato_karma Dec 14, 8:54 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    A dependable vet to spell Psycho T and Hibbert.

  • bpayne812-take two Dec 14, 8:59 a.m.
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    With Hansbrough's improved play last year, Indiana had no reason to keep McRoberts. Funny that... View More

    — Posted by kennywalters

    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    Which Duke fans... View More

    — Posted by 903 national champions

    He knows this one, and I was happy when McBob left Duke. He was good at one thing.....dunking.

  • jrj6950 Dec 14, 9:00 a.m.
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    With Hansbrough's improved play last year, Indiana had no reason to keep McRoberts. Funny that... View More

    — Posted by kennywalters

    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    Which Duke fans... View More

    — Posted by 903 national champions

    He knows this one, and I was happy when McBob left Duke. He was good at one thing.....dunking.

    — Posted by bpayne812-take two

    Don't forget that atrocious sky hook he used to do also.

  • bpayne812-take two Dec 14, 9:07 a.m.
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    With Hansbrough's improved play last year, Indiana had no reason to keep McRoberts. Funny that... View More

    — Posted by kennywalters

    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    Which Duke fans... View More

    — Posted by 903 national champions

    He knows this one, and I was happy when McBob left Duke. He was good at one thing.....dunking.

    — Posted by bpayne812-take two

    Don't forget that atrocious sky hook he used to do also.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    oh, I don't....and I also don't forget his mom, the best McRobert to look at during the games.

  • yurnodiffrent Dec 14, 5:02 p.m.
    All Star

    "The former Duke standout". Oh, mercy. Well, he certainly "stood out".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NElaIEymBb4

  • yurnodiffrent Dec 14, 5:05 p.m.
    All Star

    Nevermind. This one is WAY funnier:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3E0xIfcrlE&feature=fvst

  • early exit Roy Dec 14, 5:42 p.m.
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    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    Which Duke fans... View More

    — Posted by 903 national champions

    He knows this one, and I was happy when McBob left Duke. He was good at one thing.....dunking.

    — Posted by bpayne812-take two

    Don't forget that atrocious sky hook he used to do also.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    oh, I don't....and I also don't forget his mom, the best McRobert to look at during the games.... View More

    — Posted by bpayne812-take two

    You're right about McRoberts mother. She was a very good looking woman.

  • kato_karma Dec 15, 8:45 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    LOL. TBK says we landed Fedora because we threw big money at him and BDF alludes we got him on the cheap. Gotta love those ABC'ers.

  • bpayne812-take two Dec 15, 9:01 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    Nevermind. This one is WAY funnier:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3E0xIfcrlE&feature=fvst

    — Posted by yurnodiffrent

    his fellow Dukie hung him out to dry on that one

  • GoLower Dec 16, 10:41 a.m.
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    "The former Duke standout". Oh, mercy. Well, he certainly "stood out".
    http://... View More

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    ca CAWW!!!!

  • BlueDeviIs00 Dec 16, 10:52 a.m.
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    Definitely don't miss McRoberts at Duke. He was excellent as a 3rd option when we had Shelden and JJ Redick. Once he was "the guy", he became invisible. I remember his last season, we lost about 3 or 4 close games where we went to McRoberts in the post, only to let him pivot about 10 times and either throw up a brick hook, or travel. At his best, he was a little worse than lastyear's version of Mason Plumlee. I will say, though, McRoberts is a much better NBA player than Sean May. Is May even in the league anymore?

  • kmor27886 Dec 16, 2:10 p.m.
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    With Hansbrough's improved play last year, Indiana had no reason to keep McRoberts. Funny that... View More

    — Posted by kennywalters

    The Pacers are so excited with Hansbrough, they went out and signed David West.

    Which Duke fans... View More

    — Posted by 903 national champions

    He knows this one, and I was happy when McBob left Duke. He was good at one thing.....dunking.

    — Posted by bpayne812-take two

    yep, he was awful....

  • Krzyzewskiectomy Dec 23, 8:37 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    It is refreshing to have a Dookie post an article that states how crappy one of their players really is. Kudos to you sir.

  • kennywalters Dec 23, 1:36 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Definitely don't miss McRoberts at Duke. He was excellent as a 3rd option when we had Shelden... View More

    — Posted by BlueDeviIs00

    Nope, last I heard he was playing in Europe. Hope his injury issues are over and that he enjoys a good, long career.

    By the way, McBobs is so great in the NBA, the Pacers had no qualms in letting him go while keeping Tyler "Never Will Amount to Anything in the NBA" Hansbrough.

  • jrj6950 Dec 23, 2:53 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Josh McRoberts...the 5th best player on the Lakers now.

  • kato_karma Dec 23, 3:47 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Josh McRoberts...the 5th best player on the Lakers now.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    LOL -- are you bragging or complaining?

  • jrj6950 Dec 23, 3:56 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Josh McRoberts...the 5th best player on the Lakers now.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    LOL -- are you bragging or complaining?

    — Posted by kato_karma

    im just saying, its funny to say that and it actually be true. my how the lakers have fallen, getting rid of oden was stoopid. kobe has every right to be upset about them letting lamar go.

  • davidvanwagener Dec 23, 3:57 p.m.
    Veteran

    I am not a Carolina guy, but think the hiring of Fedora, while it provides an easy soundbyte for those who don't like Carolina (Larry Hat), was a very good hire. If he can get a solid defensive coordinator and become familiar with recruiting NC quickly to go with his offense, Carolina has a shot at being very good fairly shortly. I'm not sure how they'll do this coming year with the sanctions though.

  • kato_karma Dec 23, 4:08 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    I am not a Carolina guy, but think the hiring of Fedora, while it provides an easy soundbyte for... View More

    — Posted by davidvanwagener

    Agreed. The offense should be very potent -- it is the defense that needs to be more consistent. Even with the sanctions/potential sanctions, the player recruiting will be strong -- but let's see how that d-coordinator recruiting plays out.

  • kato_karma Dec 23, 4:12 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Josh McRoberts...the 5th best player on the Lakers now.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    LOL -- are you bragging or complaining?

    — Posted by kato_karma

    im just saying, its funny to say that and it actually be true. my how the lakers have fallen,... View More

    — Posted by jrj6950

    OK, I'm with ya there. Some are saying that LA is looking to package either Bynum or Gasol with another player or two to get a big name...like Howard? Sounds like a stretch but stranger things have happened in the NBA.

  • jrj6950 Dec 23, 4:31 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Josh McRoberts...the 5th best player on the Lakers now.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    LOL -- are you bragging or complaining?

    — Posted by kato_karma

    im just saying, its funny to say that and it actually be true. my how the lakers have fallen,... View More

    — Posted by jrj6950

    OK, I'm with ya there. Some are saying that LA is looking to package either Bynum or Gasol with... View More

    — Posted by kato_karma

    heard the rumors but not sure if the trigger will be pulled, if a deal happens it won't go down until the trade deadline. magic need to hope they can win a lot of games early so keep dwight happy.

  • hokies94vt@gmail.com Dec 23, 5:11 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Nevermind. This one is WAY funnier:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3E0xIfcrlE&feature=fvst

    — Posted by yurnodiffrent

    Good one bill. He got his clock cleaned on this one.

  • kennywalters Dec 23, 5:16 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Josh McRoberts...the 5th best player on the Lakers now.

    — Posted by jrj6950

    LOL -- are you bragging or complaining?

    — Posted by kato_karma

    im just saying, its funny to say that and it actually be true. my how the lakers have fallen,... View More

    — Posted by jrj6950

    As a decided non-Laker fan, I enjoy the sound of that.

  • cherokeetomahawk Jan 4, 3:12 p.m.
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    Krcjlksal;khq;43dumbface4-8wfehsky simply does not like to lose white basketball players to the NBA. He's a racist at his core and does not believe in equality. Take a good look at his team.

    Did you notice he had very little to say when Gerald Henderson left a year early? There's a reason for this. Gerald, Sr. was directing the show. "K" didn't want to get in Sr.'s grill. He knew Henderson possessed the ability to break him in half, thus leaving him for the funeral director to pack his orifices with cotton.

    Let him keep spewing his garbage. One day, he'll run into the RIGHT ONE.

    You know, well-known people in public should be careful. There was once a reporter with CBS News. I believe the queers name was Dan Rather. He based his career on insulting individuals, many who did not deserve it (sort of like "K"'s habits).

    Rather was walking out of the studio one day in NY---was grabbed, taken in an alley and beaten within an inch of his miserable life. Let me say I would never do such a thing as this. This type of violence is very ugly and the perpetrator should be significantly punished. "K" should be careful. He has the attitude that he's God and no one can touch him.

    Well, I'm here to tell you if it could happen to a wonderful kid such as Eve Carson, it can happen to anyone. Smart guys as "K" might get his some day. I sincerely hope not, but not all people recognize K as God. He's recognized as a great basketball coach and unfortunately, a "chester" racist.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 21, 4:32 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ap-source-bobcats-trade-warrick-for-mcroberts/12136035/

    Looks like McRoberts has a decent opportunity to get some playing time now.

  • The1 Feb 21, 4:52 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ap-source-bobcats-trade-warrick-for-mcroberts/12136035/

    Looks like... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Looks like a salary cap move to me. Warrick had 2 years left on his contract while McBob was in the last year of his contract.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 22, 12:41 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ap-source-bobcats-trade-warrick-for-mcroberts/12136035/

    Looks like... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Looks like a salary cap move to me. Warrick had 2 years left on his contract while McBob was in... View More

    — Posted by The1

    McCants and May wish they were involved in a salary cap move.

  • The1 Feb 22, 7:36 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ap-source-bobcats-trade-warrick-for-mcroberts/12136035/

    Looks like... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Looks like a salary cap move to me. Warrick had 2 years left on his contract while McBob was in... View More

    — Posted by The1

    McCants and May wish they were involved in a salary cap move.

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Still haven't gotten over the hurt yet?

  • flairrick Feb 22, 8:08 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ap-source-bobcats-trade-warrick-for-mcroberts/12136035/

    Looks like... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Looks like a salary cap move to me. Warrick had 2 years left on his contract while McBob was in... View More

    — Posted by The1

    McCants and May wish they were involved in a salary cap move.

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Still haven't gotten over the hurt yet?

    — Posted by The1

    That they arent in the NBA, no, we are all over that and have been.

    May is eating pastries in France adn McCants is, well, we really have no idea.

  • The1 Feb 22, 8:35 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    Looks like a salary cap move to me. Warrick had 2 years left on his contract while McBob was in... View More

    — Posted by The1

    McCants and May wish they were involved in a salary cap move.

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Still haven't gotten over the hurt yet?

    — Posted by The1

    That they arent in the NBA, no, we are all over that and have been.

    May is eating pastries in... View More

    — Posted by flairrick

    It's ok. Paula. They can't hurt you any more. You are safe.

  • flairrick Feb 22, 9:25 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    McCants and May wish they were involved in a salary cap move.

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Still haven't gotten over the hurt yet?

    — Posted by The1

    That they arent in the NBA, no, we are all over that and have been.

    May is eating pastries in... View More

    — Posted by flairrick

    It's ok. Paula. They can't hurt you any more. You are safe.

    — Posted by The1

    Still having those delusions of grandeur I see.

    Funny, I looked it up and Krispy Kreme May didnt hurt Duke at all. Duke did just fine when he was there.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 22, 9:42 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    McCants and May wish they were involved in a salary cap move.

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    Still haven't gotten over the hurt yet?

    — Posted by The1

    That they arent in the NBA, no, we are all over that and have been.

    May is eating pastries in... View More

    — Posted by flairrick

    It's ok. Paula. They can't hurt you any more. You are safe.

    — Posted by The1

    The only people May and McCants hurt were themselves.

  • The1 Feb 22, 10:26 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    Still haven't gotten over the hurt yet?

    — Posted by The1

    That they arent in the NBA, no, we are all over that and have been.

    May is eating pastries in... View More

    — Posted by flairrick

    It's ok. Paula. They can't hurt you any more. You are safe.

    — Posted by The1

    Still having those delusions of grandeur I see.

    Funny, I looked it up and Krispy Kreme May didnt... View More

    — Posted by flairrick

    See! I told you that there was nothing to fear!

  • blueduke4 Feb 22, 10:40 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    May and McRoberts both suk out loud, next.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 22, 1:04 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    May and McCants are hurting that lie UNC fans still like to propagate, that UNC produces better NBA players than Duke.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 22, 1:45 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    May and McRoberts both suk out loud, next.

    — Posted by blueduke4

    Best comment on this thread.

  • Toddler10-21 Feb 25, 7:18 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    West was picked up to spell Handstravel, and Hibbert. Now that was funny. West putting big numbers, and Hantravel giving him a rest. David West has been one of the most underrated players coming out of NC in awhile.

  • kato_karma.v4 Feb 25, 10:59 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    West was picked up to spell Handstravel, and Hibbert. Now that was funny. West putting big... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Given West is a fellow Garner Trojan, kato is ok with that ;-)

    Back on topic...McRob has skills, but kiwi failed to adjust/develop/utilize to his potential (much like he mis-handled Shav Randolph).

  • flairrick Feb 25, 1:02 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    West was picked up to spell Handstravel, and Hibbert. Now that was funny. West putting big... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Given West is a fellow Garner Trojan, kato is ok with that ;-)

    Back on topic...McRob has skills,... View More

    — Posted by kato_karma.v4

    Yet, both Josh and Shav were and are in the NBA more recently than Sean May.

    So, now who cant develop big men or get kids to their skill level?

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 25, 7:20 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    West was picked up to spell Handstravel, and Hibbert. Now that was funny. West putting big... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Given West is a fellow Garner Trojan, kato is ok with that ;-)

    Back on topic...McRob has skills,... View More

    — Posted by kato_karma.v4

    Yet, both Josh and Shav were and are in the NBA more recently than Sean May.

    So, now who cant... View More

    — Posted by flairrick

    .........or get them to back away from the table.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 25, 7:21 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Who?

    ....replied the rest of The League.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 25, 11:40 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Who?

    ....replied the rest of The League.

    — Posted by Lux Libertas

    Michael Jordan knew who he was. Got a problem with the "Greatest of all time"'s transactions?

  • uncsuckz Feb 25, 11:41 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    West was picked up to spell Handstravel, and Hibbert. Now that was funny. West putting big... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Given West is a fellow Garner Trojan, kato is ok with that ;-)

    Back on topic...McRob has skills,... View More

    — Posted by kato_karma.v4

    yep, coach K should have consulted with a coaching expert like you...meanwhile, JMcR is still cashing those huge checks with lots of zeroes on the left side of the decimal point..how 'bout you?

  • Lux Libertas Feb 26, 1:06 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    Who?

    ....replied the rest of The League.

    — Posted by Lux Libertas

    Michael Jordan knew who he was. Got a problem with the "Greatest of all time"'s... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    The same Michael Jordan you repeatedly call "The Worst Executive In The History of Professional Sports"?

    Or the other one?

  • Toddler10-21 Feb 26, 4:57 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    Followed SHAV since high school. Great player, and all around kid. K needed him to play inside, and do the dirty work. Hey he did, and won a title. K needs Kelly to do the same if Duke wins its all this year, because Mason cant do it all in the paint.

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