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# Ronald Roberts
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  • Last played with Tofas Bursa (Turkey, 2016)
  • PF
  • 6'8" / 225lbs
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  • 08/05/1991
  • Trin & Tob/Dom. Rep
  • Undrafted, 2014
  • Saint Joseph's
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DateLeagueTransaction
14th April, 2014Dominican RepublicDrafted 2nd overall in the 2014 LNB Domestic Draft by Leones de Santo Domingo.
11th September, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed four year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2017/18.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Delaware 87ers.
12th December, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2017/18.
14th December, 2014NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
16th December, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
21st January, 2015D-LeagueTraded by Delaware 87ers, along with the returning player rights to Darington Hobson, to Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for Sean Kilpatrick and a 2015 first round pick.
28th January, 2015D-LeagueLeft Santa Cruz Warriors.
28th January, 2015PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with San Miguel Beermen.
17th February, 2015PhilippinesLeft San Miguel Beermen.
21st July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
24th October, 2015NBAWaived by Toronto.
29th October, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
30th October, 2015D-LeagueTraded by Santa Cruz Warriors, along with a 2016 third round pick, to Raptors 905 in exchange for a 2015 second round pick, a 2016 first round pick and the returning player rights to Kevin Jones.
22nd March, 2016D-LeagueWaived by Raptors 905.
4th July, 2016TurkeySigned a one year contract with Tofas Bursa.
15th September, 2016D-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Raptors 905 to Reno Bighorns in exchange for the returning player rights to Brady Heslip and a 2016 second round pick.
2nd January, 2017TurkeyLeft Tofas Bursa.
23rd August, 2017D-LeagueDrafted 10th overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Erie BayHawks.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2010 - 2014Saint Joseph's (NCAA)
July 2014Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2014Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2014 - December 2014Delaware 87ers (D-League)
December 2014Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
December 2015 - January 2015Delaware 87ers (D-League)
January 2015Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
January 2015 - February 2015San Miguel Beermen (Phillipines)
July 2015Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
July 2015 - October 2015Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2015Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
October 2015 - presentRaptors 905 (D-League)
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June 20, 2014

Ronald Roberts - Roberts was one of the best athletes in this draft, or indeed in any draft. He has a decent frame, decent wingspan and decent strength, terrific leaping ability, good speed, and a LONG first step. His athleticism is magnetic and tantalising, because few can impact a game through their ability to jump alone in the way he can.

There is a modicum of skill to go with it, but not as much as the athleticism. Roberts shoots a mid-range jumpshot, but he shoots it flat and he does not shoot it very well, things both also true of his free throw stroke. He occasionally drops a hook shot, but is not asked to isolate down low often at all. Rather, he is a finisher on offense, not a creator. Roberts will clatter his way to the rim at times with that long first step of his, and draws plenty of fouls called on him as he is completely unafraid to take it at people, but the offense is a continued work in progress. The best part of his offensive game is the offensive rebounding, yet Roberts negates this by being a distinctly poor defensive rebounder, born out of a lack of desire to box out. He remains very much a project, then.

Defensively, things are going better. Through his speed alone, Roberts is a weak side presence and constant help defender, who plays tough. He moves around well - how could he not? - and generally plays hard without committing too many fouls, save for occasionally quitting when beaten. He projects well on this end, as long as he can clean the glass and develop the offense a bit. Roberts's athleticism, speed, hands and transition game already translate, but he needs to develop his skills and cut down the mistakes. It will be interesting to see if this summer league spot is a precursor to a training camp contract on a small guarantee, itself a precursor to a season in the D-League, where the Sixers can monitor him, develop him, and be ready to pounce. In fact, I think I expect this.

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