The Hornets have reached an agreement on a two year contract for $5.5 million with point guard Brian Roberts, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Last season was Roberts' second year in the NBA. After Jrue Holiday got injured Roberts stepped in and became the starting point guard for the Pelicans. He averaged 12 points and 4 assists per game as a starter, and had a 36 percent three-point shooting for his season.
What Roberts brings to the Hornets is the ability to score inside and out -- especially from behind the line. He's averaged 37 percent from three over his two years in the NBA and a lot of that was in the Pelicans' mediocre offense. If the Hornets can keep up the ball movement they had toward the end of the season, they should be able to create more open looks for him. It also might get him some more assists too.
While Roberts is a good scorer, that's about all he brings. His creation ability isn't that great and he doesn't come close to good on defense. He has only been in the NBA for two years, so you might think there's plenty of room for him to grow, but he's already 28 years old. The ceiling isn't high and he doesn't look to be a dynamic addition off the bench. He'll bring more three-point success and scoring ability than Luke Ridnour, but it might be a push in regards to defense and he might be a worse passer.