The Brooklyn Nets have made their third free agent signing in as many weeks, luring former Oklahoma City Thunder wing Andre Roberson into the fold. According to The Atheltic’s Shams Charania, Roberson is set to re-join Durant in Brooklyn.
The Nets considered signing Roberson prior to inking veteran Iman Shumpert to a deal recently. Roberson has played his seven NBA seasons with the Thunder, is a former teammate of Kevin Durant and was awarded All-Defensive second team honors in 2017. https://t.co/JXRX7QHiMQ— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 16, 2021
Roberson, a defensive specialist, represented the Thunder between 2013 and 2020, three of which were alongside his now Brooklyn teammate Kevin Durant. He made the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2017.
Roberson became a free agent in November but failed to find a suitor before the season started.
Nets General Manager Sean Marks had multiple open roster spots to fill following the lop-sided multi-team trade that sent James Harden to Brooklyn. The Nets signed former Blazer big man Noah Vonleh on February 8. Wing Iman Shumpert also returned for a second stint with the Nets in late January.