David Thorpe on Brian Roberts
"Brian Roberts, Hornets
I spent about eight weeks with Roberts when he first came out of college and another couple of weeks the following summer. He always looked like an NBA player to me, gifted with speed, toughness and an excellent shot. It has taken awhile, but his time in Europe has only helped polish his game and he has taken advantage of his preseason and regular-season minutes in New Orleans.
Roberts can beat most defenders off the dribble, but has learned not to overpenetrate much and instead pull up for the midrange jumper or floater. Austin Rivers, when healthy, will have a tough time taking minutes from the very tough-minded player from Dayton."
And M. Mcnamara wants him sent back to Turkey