Roberts Hopes to Make Pelicans’ Roster
Backup point guard Brian Roberts hopes he did enough in summer league for the New Orleans Pelicans to pick up the option on his contract for this upcoming season that could increase his salary to $788,872 from last season’s $473,604.
Roberts struggled with a three-of-14 shooting performance in Friday night’s 78-77 loss to the Washington Wizards but he made a halfcourt shot at the buzzer.
Roberts came into Friday’s game averaging 14.5 points after four games.
“I thought I played pretty well,’’ Roberts said. “There were times when I didn’t play as well as I wanted to, but overall I thought I gave the effort when I was out there. Mainly, I wanted to show that I could run the team and get guys in the right positions.’’