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Andre Roberson, Thunder agree to 3-year, $30 million deal, per report

Oklahoma City is having a solid off season.

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Andre Roberson has agreed to a new deal with the Thunder for three-years, $30 million according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi. This continues a summer of solid moves for Oklahoma City after acquiring Paul George via trade and signing Patrick Patterson to a deal. A year after losing Kevin Durant, the Thunder could now run a starting lineup of Russell Westbook, Andre Roberson, Paul George, Patrick Patterson, and Steven Adams. They’re not the Golden State Warriors, but it’s a good start.

Roberson is a solid role player for the Thunder. While Roberson is an elite defender, his offensive issues are certainly still there. During the 2016-2017 season, Roberson shot 25 percent from the three-point line and 43 percent from the free throw line. While those numbers are nothing to be excited about, it doesn’t matter as much now that the Thunder also have Paul George to go alongside Russell Westbrook.

Having Roberson back also helps out new Thunder teammate George, who has typically been tasked with carrying the entire offensive and defensive load in Indiana. Now, George can play more off the ball on offense with Russell Westbrook running point. He can also roam more on defense with Roberson able to do more of the heavy lifting on defense. In theory, Roberson is the perfect type of role player for this team.